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2013 Infinti M Series

Published July 18, 2012

You didn’t hear this from me but when it comes to the M Series it seems as if Infinti is taking its cues from the Porsche Panamera. This is an already impressive car that just seems to be getting more impressive with every passing model. Infiniti is holding true to the design concepts for the G37 and tastefully elongated them, added two more doors. You can’t do that with every sports coupe and pull it off without it looking awkward and silly. But when a car company like Infiniti works with the lines it does they have that luxury and they’re running with it. They’re all about luxury at a reasonable price. Not rock bottom poor man vehicles, but definitely within a fair price for value. Having said that the 2013 Infiniti M Series, the M56 in particular, is gong to make the likes of Mercedez Benz, BMW and Audi start breaking a sweat if they’re not paying attention.

The Infinti M Series starts with a base M37 model. It’s powered by a 3.7 liter V6 producing a moderate 330hp and is available in All Wheel Drive. As well there is the M Hybrid version with a 3.5 liter V6 paired with an electric engine. And then there is the M56 equipped with a 5.6 liter V8 producing 420hp.

Of course the 2013 Infiniti M series comes with every luxury option and safety feature you can imagine. But there are a few interesting ones that stand out like the Intelligent Cruise Control which they describe as providing the enhanced functionality of adding speed and distance intervals to standard cruise control. In slow traffic Intelligent Cruise Control will adjust the Infiniti’s speed as traffic slows to help preserve a safe distance. And of course the feature also accelerates to your preset speed while maintaining a safe distance as traffic speed increases. Distance Control Assist will intuitively aid the driver release the gas and subtly apply the brakes as needed in slowing traffic. Another stand out feature is the Active Noise Control designed to ensure that the cabin of the Infiniti M is allowing no unwanted sound from outside the car. Active Noise Control technology utilizes a ceiling mounted microphone to pick and isolate undesirable low-frequency engine sounds and then in turn neutralize them with sound waves from the opposite phase. The desired result is a quiet and more tranquil driving experience, while not completely eliminating the Infiniti M engine noises completely. And if that feature doesn’t do the trick you can always crank the 16-speaker Bose Studio surround Sound system. The stereo is capable of supporting iPhone, iPod, USB flash drive, and is compatible with Bluetooth enabled devices. Popular media formats are supported in true 5.1 digital surround sound.

Taken too far most of these driver assist technologies can be seen as nanny tech that is taking over the driving experience altogether. Or at least taking the fun out of it. But if in the end it means less accidents for nervous drivers then it’s hard not to be in support of it.

The 2013 Infiniti M Series is a lavish car and there is no forgetting it’s a luxury sedan designed to rival the likes of the BMW 5 class. It certainly does a very convincing job.

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Calvin Escobar
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The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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