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  1. #21
    The M550 was very tempting, with a base price of about 74k and change, you could get near super car performance.

    Adding on a few options pushes the price well over 84k.

    Surprisingly, BMW was extremely easy to deal with. I negotiated 8.5% off sticker and was able to order the color and options I wanted. The most difficult part was waiting 7 weeks on the car to get delivered.

    I will say that after owning my last M37s for 7 years, there is no comparison to the 540i in terms of build quality, materials and technology. Hopefully the reliability will be close to that of the Infiniti.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas_M View Post
    The M550 was very tempting, with a base price of about 74k and change, you could get near super car performance.

    Adding on a few options pushes the price well over 84k.

    Surprisingly, BMW was extremely easy to deal with. I negotiated 8.5% off sticker and was able to order the color and options I wanted. The most difficult part was waiting 7 weeks on the car to get delivered.

    I will say that after owning my last M37s for 7 years, there is no comparison to the 540i in terms of build quality, materials and technology. Hopefully the reliability will be close to that of the Infiniti.
    Just to clarify, are you saying the M37 is better in those respects than the BMW, or vice-versa?
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Just to clarify, are you saying the M37 is better in those respects than the BMW, or vice-versa?
    I feel the BMW, in my limited few weeks of ownership, appears to be more buttoned down and have improved attention to detail than the current M. When the current model M debuted, it was one the best vehicles available hands down.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas_M View Post
    I feel the BMW, in my limited few weeks of ownership, appears to be more buttoned down and have improved attention to detail than the current M. When the current model M debuted, it was one the best vehicles available hands down.
    Thanks. That's what i thought you meant, but wanted to be sure.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
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    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


  5. #25
    Sat in the 640i and M550i today. 6 series sits too low and is too small inside for me, but the M550 felt very nice. Supposed to go drive another M550 on Monday as the one I sat in was sold already. This one coming on Monday has a sticker of 76. It has heated seats and steering wheel, I'm happy with just those 2 options lol.

    I also went by Mercedes and the lady tried to explain to me how amazing the new E class is. I let her know I do not like the 4 cyl engine and I don't want to spend 83K for a 6 cylinder in the E43 lol. The new CLS looks promising but they said they won't have any for 2 weeks.

    If the Q70 had a pair of turbos on the V8 this year I would have considered it. Well that and a new nav system.
    2013 M37x Moonlight White w/ Graphite Interior

  6. #26
    Let's say for giggles the M goes to a 5 liter twin turbo with an adjustable suspension. 0-60 just around 4 seconds or a bit better. Prices start in the mid 70's. Anyone buying? Sport version gets to 60 in 3.2 for $90K to start. Do you want this version?

    I might. I'd want the current car to be a bit wider though with the added performance. I just find the current M a bit cramped for elbow room.

  7. #27
    Nope, but only because I'm not on the level of car right now in life. Lol. I still want something Q50 sized with a manual(pretty much a manual Red Sport is what I want)... but in about 5 years, I'd probably be all over it.
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    Former: 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5SE Sedan 6MT [Totaled :( ]
    Current: 2013 Infiniti G37S 6MT Sedan

  8. #28
    So I drove the M550i and the 540i on Monday. Only mistake is I drove the M550i first, lol. The 540i is really nice, its quick, it looks nice its comfy...But the M550i- what a subdued animal that thing is. I was at 100 mph effortlessly on the parkway. It has some advanced suspension that rides amazingly comfortably yet keeps the car super stable at every speed. Well at least up to 100 as I verified lol. The exhaust even sounds great. Next year I may get an M550i, Infiniti has a little time to do something about it before I do lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Indemand View Post
    Let's say for giggles the M goes to a 5 liter twin turbo with an adjustable suspension. 0-60 just around 4 seconds or a bit better. Prices start in the mid 70's. Anyone buying? Sport version gets to 60 in 3.2 for $90K to start. Do you want this version?

    I might. I'd want the current car to be a bit wider though with the added performance. I just find the current M a bit cramped for elbow room.
    I think the M550i is what you are describing other than the 5L engine. It has adjustable suspension with driver learning and is rated at 3.9 seconds for the 0-60. The one I drove was 76K with heated seats and steering wheel but no ventilated seats (BMW is weird like that I learned, should be standard???)
    2013 M37x Moonlight White w/ Graphite Interior

  9. #29
    Not exactly describing the BMW. The Infiniti M has become a bit down market compared to the competition it used to have. So I was just suggesting the items people want in the M might get to a price point the Infiniti buyer may not be willing to spend. However, apples to apples I would. The general public I'm not sure. I ended up with an Audi which is about 10K less than a comparable BMW. Unlike Infiniti they make aftermarket stuff for the German cars. For a $1500 program I've got low 3's to 60 and less than 11.5 in the quarter. And, the car is as comfortable and quiet as any car has a right to be. Doesn't have the feedback of the Infiniti though. All these new cars take more time to get used to the handling.

    Options in the German cars get a bit cuckoo.

  10. #30
    Ahh, I understand now. I'd love to see Infiniti make a car that rivals the German offerings, but right now they simply do not.

    You have the S7 right? Mean machines they are.

    I drove a CLS63 today (bored getting an oil change and figured I'd go next door to see what was going on at MB). The CLS63 feels even quicker than the M550i did, it's pretty aggressive to be honest. Very nice interior without being overly busy like the BMW. Just rides too hard, the low profile tires seem to make it rough actually. The one I drove was a used 2015 model, as the 2018 CLS550 is still at the port today. According to the build sheet not much is changing for the North American CLS for 2018. To me the CLS didn't feel cramped like the 640i did, but didn't ride as nicely as the M550i which still handles GREAT. If I could get the suspension of the M550i with the looks/interior of the CLS I'd be set. Is anyone at Infiniti listening??


    Strange: the 2018 CLS550 I received a build sheet for has no heated steering wheel, but has heated and ventilated seats. I feel that if a 40K Maxima has all 3 an 80K car should include them standard
    2013 M37x Moonlight White w/ Graphite Interior

  11. #31
    Yes I have the S7. I'm not a huge fan of the BMW interior. I love the interior's of the Merc's. They are only getting better. The Audi is fairly universal across the brand, much like BMW, but not as boring. I think Infiniti is daring enough to make a great interior along with Mercedes. But no, they don't listen. Deaf ears. But we know they make a great dependable vehicle and can compete if they so choose. They actually do really well below the M without going too crazy, like with the QX80, which is awesome.

  12. #32
    Speaking of the QX80, I am anxiously waiting to see the production version of the concept. Rumors are that it could be on sale late this year... I think it's a stretch, but it is just a major refresh. Also excited to see the QX50.

    But I think the new QX80 could push Infiniti into the 6 figures range for the first time if they load it up with tech and features. Already reaches close to $90k. I think it could do wonders to elevate Infinitis image overall and help them to move a few more higher priced cars.

    But yea, the point here is that they NEED to do something with the Q70. I really hope the rumor that a major update is coming, although not a complete redesign. But what's surprising is that the Q70L is the Q70 sales leader. I was just curious to see how many dealers keep on lots and every dealer had mostly Q70L's. So I hope they pounce on that and actually up the content features of the rear seats as it seems they found a little niche to keep some kind of sales puttering along.

    How would you guys feel if they dropped the 3.7 and 5.6 and made the sole engine choice the 400hp 3.0t from the Q50 Red Sport?
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    Former: 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5SE Sedan 6MT [Totaled :( ]
    Current: 2013 Infiniti G37S 6MT Sedan

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