have you ever driven or seen this vehicle. It is a beautiful vehicle and strong car? 0 to 60 in the low 5's, so not quite where the M5 is, but then again I don't think the M45 is supposed to be measured in the same class as a 90k new M5.kcdoyle said:
If it's the use of the "M" that you're referring to, while I agree that it's not very original it doesn't bother me perhaps because it's not competing with BMW's M series and (to use trademark terminology) it isn't likely to cause any confusion in the marketplace. I actually like what Infiniti and Lexus have done in terms of naming their models as long as they don't go too far (remember the name XR4Ti?).kcdoyle said:For calling their . . . sedan an "M" ?
They've been using the "M45" name for a while.kcdoyle said:Well...I didn't mean to cause a stir. Just saw the big fold out Infiniti ad in the latest CN Traveler and it irritated me.
I don't know about the fun factor, but it has rated #1 in every category againt CTS, Acura RL, BMW 5 series (not M5 ), Audi, etc. I actually test drove one and thought it was a very capable car.JEM said:They've been using the "M45" name for a while.
When I went over and looked at one, it was interesting enough, but after the fact it's the things I didn't like that stand out. Too gimmicky, too gadgety, too typical-Japanese-luxury-car in its seats and controls.
And then I look at the pricetag.
Thanks, but whatever class they think this thing is in, it's no M5, it's not even a CTS-V. Maybe better finished than the Cadillac but not half as much fun.
A CTS is not a CTS-V, either.jlindy said:I don't know about the fun factor, but it has rated #1 in every category againt CTS, Acura RL, BMW 5 series (not M5 ), Audi, etc. I actually test drove one and thought it was a very capable car.
When Nissan created the Infiniti name they kinda cobbled together a product line from a bunch of Japanese home-market Nissans. The Q45 was the Nissan Cima, the G20 was the Primera, etc. I don't know what the M30 was, but it was a very old model even at that time (1989-90) and didn't last long.ray540inyc said:m class from infinity has been around since 89?
Simply amazing hmmmJutty said:I heard on the radio this morning that Audi wants to Use the letter 'Q' for a new line of SUV's, (Q5 and Q7 I believe). Nissan is having none of it :nono: and is trying to prevent them from using it. Guess they can dish it out but can't take it.
I would guess the 278 was underrated as a result of the 280 hp limit in Japan. My parents had a 91 back in the day and it was a blast to drive. That V8 loved to scream to redline.JEM said:For its day, that was a hell of an engine, it may have been rated at 278HP vs our 540i's 282 but the Japanese horse was definitely more muscular.
From the "Autospies" website. For educational purposes only:Jutty said:I heard on the radio this morning that Audi wants to Use the letter 'Q' for a new line of SUV's, (Q5 and Q7 I believe).