What’s New: The big news arriving with the 2008 Infiniti M is the new M45x all-wheel-drive variant, massaged styling, a Sport Package that replaces last year’s designated Sport models, and technology including a new Lane Departure Prevention system and an updated navigation system.
Competes With: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS
What We Think: Despite its relative lack of horsepower, we had a blast putting our M45 test car (equipped with the Sport Package) through its paces. Comfort, performance, and style come in equal amounts on the updated M, with the Infiniti standing apart from masses of BMWs and offering more fun than a Lexus GS.
Infiniti M – 2008 Review: Those of us who spend too many hours each week within the confines of the corporate world know all too well about business attire. Regardless of who we may be on the weekends, what we choose to do between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., each one of us faces the mandate of arriving at work looking a certain way, complete with buttoned up collars and neutral colors. But with the electronic time cards punched, you head out for a few beers with this staid crowd, only to realize these books best not be judged by their covers.
Same goes for cars like the 2008 Infiniti M. Attractive, yes, but Infiniti’s full-size luxury sedan is not draw-dropping gorgeous and it likely won’t stop traffic. In a sea full of desirable high-class cars, the M stands among its competitors rather than apart. Ahh, but then you meet up with it for a drive home after a long day. Dressed up for work, the Infiniti M is right there with you when it’s time to take off the tie, open the windows for some fresh air, and breathe some life into a body that’s been on autopilot for the past several hours. Proper when it needs to be, but capable of breaking out a wild side when the time is right – that’s the 2008 Infiniti M.