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2012 Infiniti M37 Sedan

2012 Infiniti M37 Review

(0 Stars)  The continuation of the second-generation M, with a hybrid to boot.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Simply put, we're fans of the M. All-new last year, it is a huge improvement over the previous iteration. Both the M37 and the M56 have bigger engines than their predecessors, the M35 and the M45. The M37's 3.7-liter V-6 actually has five more hp than the V-8 in the old M45, for a total of 330 hp. The top-of-the-line M56 now features a 5.6-liter V-8 that pumps out 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque, a massive gain of 95 hp and 81 lb-ft over the previous V-8. Even better? The M56, even with its enormous power gains, gets an extra 4 mpg on the highway versus the M45. But for truly impressive fuel economy numbers, look to the recently added M35h hybrid, which can drive on electric power alone at speeds up to 62 mph. That's some impressive technology, but we aren't enamored of all the available high-tech features on this car. We're fine with lane-departure warning, but the M also offers lane-departure prevention (the car steers itself back into its lane), which can be annoyingly intrusive. There's also available four-wheel steering that makes for slightly less predictable response than you get without it. Other advanced features work well, like Infiniti's easy-to-use navigation system and its helpful Around View monitor. The M cabin is lavishly trimmed with materials that befit a luxury car, but back-seat space is snug. We're willing to compromise rear-seat space a bit here, however, for the dramatic proportions and styling, which help this M stand out in a way that the previous version never did.

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2012 M37 Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.7L V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 420 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
20.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 330 hp @ 7,000 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 5,200 rpm

'12 Infiniti Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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