The "M" nameplate has been used on various mid-luxury cars from the Infiniti luxury division of Nissan. Following a redesign in 2006, the M series was reborn as the V6-powered M35 and V8-equipped M45.
The Infiniti M35 wasn't just attractive and capable, it also boasted more standard features and pleasing amounts of headroom and legroom. Though some found minor quibbles with cabin design and materials quality when compared to its most popular rivals, most shoppers discovered a spacious interior that was both warm and accommodating. The M35 was finally succeeded by the redesigned M37 for the 2011 model year.
All-wheel-drive models, called the M35x, use a sports car-derived system (ATTESA-ETS) to send all power to the rear wheels until slip is detected. The M35x won Consumer Reports top luxury car pick for 2006.