INFINITI has long flown under the radar in the luxury marketplace. The M37 is just one example of a well-designed vehicle that is often overlooked in favor of rivals from Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. And that's a shame because the M37 combines a powerful engine, high-quality construction and an attractive exterior in a sports sedan that is both eye-catching and fun to drive.
Under the M37's hood, a 3.7-liter V6 engine generates 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission has four shifting modes -- Standard, Sport, Eco and Snow -- for fully optimized performance or economy. Rear-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is an available upgrade.
Like many sports sedans, the M37 features a classy interior with top-of-the-line materials. The cabin design is dynamic, attractive and features curvacious lines that complement the exterior. Technology is not forgotten, and the M37 includes the latest entertainment and safety features. In particular, the audio controls and display interface are among the best on the market.
The M37's engine purrs and provides quick acceleration, especially when the transmission is set to Sport mode. On the road the M37 handles like a dream -- its steering is effortless and crisp. An optional Sport Package adds upgrades like a firmer suspension and larger wheels, but in many ways the standard configuration is a better drive and far less stiff.
While the M37 does many things well, it doesn't necessarily outperform the competition. Rather, it competes extremely well in a tough market, and one that's gotten tougher as the M37 gets more expensive.