As Infiniti's flagship sports sedan, the 2008 Infiniti M35 receives fresh styling with new safety and technology options. Motivating the M35 is a 3.5-liter 275 hp V-6 teamed with a rev-matching 5-speed automatic with manual shift control. With RWD or optional AWD, fuel economy is estimated up to 16/23 mpg city/hwy. Safety features include front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, front seat head restraints, vehicle dynamics control, and a lane departure warning system. With technology features including an upgraded audio, a hard drive based navigation system, and Bluetooth connectivity combined with excellent performance; help the Infiniti M35 compete well with BMW 5 series, Mercedes E-Class, and Cadillac CTS.Read more Read less
For 2008, a new all-wheel-drive M45x model joins the existing Infiniti M35x all-wheel drive model and the rear-wheel drive M35 and M45 models. A newly available lane departure prevention system helps improve safety. Previous M35 and M45 Sport models have been replaced by an optional Sport Package, which brings styling differences, rear active steer, and 19-inch sport wheels and tires. The M also gets a number of enhancements, such as a revised front and rear appearance, reshaped fenders and decklid, redesigned fog lamps, new chrome trim, and new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs. Six of the eight available exterior colors are new. Inside, the changes are equally pronounced, with new "Fine Vision" electroluminescent gauges, a revised center console, a new full gray interior color, new door trim, and new wood trim and aluminum texturing throughout. Instrument panel lighting is now in white and violet hues, and the available hard drive navigation system, with integrated digital music system, has been upgraded with XM NavTraffic live traffic-information.
World-debut technology features; sharp handling; great ride; strong, smooth powertrains.
Part sport sedan and part posh luxury car, the 2008 Infiniti M35 and M45 stand out from the market due to their available onboard for the technology, including a sophisticated rear-wheel steering system and a lane-departure system that actually nudges the vehicle back into its lane. Both models also stand out for having a quiet interior, a well-controlled ride, and strong, smooth powertrains.