I have wanted the new 2011 Infiniti M37 since it came out a few months ago and finally got my hands on one for this week. I was such a fan of the old M, I had high expectations for this new version and as you will see, I was not disappointed.
I got the 2011 Infiniti M37 on Monday morning. My press car is Liquid Platinum, which is a real pure silver color that is very metallic, and it has a dark gray leather interior. Under the hood, it has a 3.7 liter 24-valve V6 with 330 horses. It also comes as standard with a 7-speed automatic transmission which enables this sedan to deliver 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
Driving dynamics are WONDERFUL. It handles like a dream with independent front and rear suspension and with front and rear stabilizer bars. I had occasion to test the system Wednesday morning in the rain when a really bad wreck happened no more than 5 feet from me. I had no choice but to yank the car hard left, then back hard right in a matter of seconds. Even with wet roads, the car handled beautifully and I did not lose control of it. It’s rare to get to put a car to a test like this, and honestly I am happy I was in it.
The 2011 Infiniti M37 comes standard with an impressive list of features. All power equipment is there of course, but you also get a power sunroof, leather interior, push button start, Bluetooth, dual climate controlled air conditioning, and power heated seats.
Safety and security features are equally impressive. It has front, side, and roof activated airbags, security system, and Vehicle Dynamic Control which is probably what kicked in when I made the emergency maneuver a couple of days ago.
Option-wise, the Sport Package includes 20” wheels which REALLY set the car off, 4-wheel active steering (that helped too in the near-collision) sport suspension, a front fascia that has different headlights and a unique grill, and paddle shifters. That can be purchased for $3650 retail.
For another $3350, you can get the Premium Package where you’ll get an incredible navigation system with an 8” screen, a Bose 10-speaker stereo, air conditioned front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
There is also an Infiniti M56 available, which has the same engine as the Infiniti QX56 that puts out 420 horses. Both the Ms are all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, which makes the car feel like a rocket and is one of the reasons it handles so well. If you have ever been in a car that squats and digs in when you floor it, you understand my infatuation with this luxury sports car.
What I liked most: Handling, exterior and interior looks, and comfort.
What I would change if I could: It would be a Infiniti M56, but the Infiniti M37 is awesome.
MSRP as tested: $54,660.
Fuel Economy: Rated at 18 city/26 highway. It does slightly better on the highway.
The 2011 Infiniti M37 in a few words: A lock for one of my favorite cars of 2010.