Infiniti has issued pricing and trim information on its 2011 M flaship.
The rear-wheel-drive entry-level M37 model now carries a list price of $47,375 including a destination charge of $875. The M37x AWD also stays under $50,000, with an MSRP of $49,525.
The more powerful M56 now starts at $58,775, widening the gap between itself and the M37 by $100. As before the interim price change, add $2500 for an all-wheel-drive M56.
Since the all-new M launched, sales of the midsize luxury sport sedan have exploded. In August, sales were more than double the M’s sales in August 2009. A better guide is the year-to-date sales through August, which were up 45.1 percent, to 9130 units. This puts the M below the G sedan and coupe, but ahead of the QX56, EX35, and FX models in sales.
Full press release can be found below. If you’re looking for another indication of demand, Infiniti’s national incentives include zero-percent financing on all models except for the M and QX56, both models that saw sales increases of over 100 percent in August.
09.14.2010 , FRANKLIN, Tenn.
Infiniti Announces Interim U.S. Pricing Action on 2011 M Sedan
Infiniti today announced an interim price increase on the 2011 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan, which went on sale last March. The price increase of $250 USD for M37 models and $350 USD for M56 models is effective immediately.
The new Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* are:
Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti M37 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $46,500 USD
Infiniti M37x AWD 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $48,650
Infiniti M56 5.6-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $57,900 USD
Infiniti M65x AWD 5.6-liter V8 / 7-speed automatic $60,400
About the 2011 Infiniti M
The all-new 2011 Infiniti M embraces the essence of all things Infiniti – style, performance, luxury, craftsmanship and technology – taking each to the highest levels ever for Infiniti’s halo sedan. It is available in M37 and M56 model designations, with rear-wheel drive or Infiniti’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. The M37 features a 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine – with increased power and fuel economy versus the previous generation M35’s 3.5-liter V6. The M56 also offers more power and better fuel economy from an all-new 420-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 (versus the previous generation M45’s 4.5-liter V8). Both the M37 and M56 engines feature Infiniti’s advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) system and all models are equipped with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission. A special Sport Package, offered on rear-wheel drive models, features 4-Wheel Active Steer (4WAS), sport-tuned suspension, Sport Brakes and 20-inch wheels and tires.
The 2011 M is also a showcase for Infiniti’s advanced, user-focused technologies, carrying on the tradition of the previous generation M.
New technologies include Infiniti Drive Mode Selector, Active Noise Control, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Blind Spot Intervention™ (BSI), Forest Air™ system, Eco Pedal and Active Trace Control. The 2011 M also offers a next-generation Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts.
The M’s dramatic sports styling provides a coefficient of drag of just 0.27 Cd, while the roomy, comfortable interior environment features standard leather-appointed seating, standard Japanese Ash wood trim or available silver powdered genuine White Ash wood trim and available premium audio and climate control systems. Key standard features include Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and power-sliding glass tinted moonroof.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles that inspire at every turn, including the G Coupe, Sedan and first-ever Convertible, M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, and the QX full-size SUV. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.
*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license and Destinatio
via Nissan/Infiniti courtesy of Motor Trend Staff