Infiniti sedan wins premium car award
Muscat, April 5, 2012
Infiniti’s M Sedan has won Best Premium Car from the Automan Magazine Car of the Year awards in Oman.
Automan has instituted the Car of the Year awards to celebrate its twelfth anniversary in print.
“In a segment filled with highly competitive products, it is an accolade for the Infiniti M to have been judged the best offering on the market in its class,” said Juergen Schmitz, general manager, Infiniti Middle East.
“Infiniti is committed to the Middle Eastern market and is investing heavily in its offering here: recognition of our product’s merits from those ideally placed to impartially judge which is best is reward indeed.”
Automan's publisher Hatim Al Taie said, "The Infiniti M has won the category against stiff competition from entrenched leaders because of its sheer excellence, powerful engine choices and transmission refinement. The car's unique styling also makes it an instant head turner."
Automan's editor Raj Warrior added, "The Infiniti M brings a bundle of thrill and excitement to the premium sedan segment while offering class-leading build quality, engineering and styling. The feature-package and value for money aspect of the Infiniti M cannot be ignored too, as it takes on the mantle of the flagship sedan for Infiniti."
The Infiniti M is offered in M37 and M56 model designations. The Infiniti M37 features a 328hp 3.7-liter V6 engine and a range-topping 402hp 5.6-liter V8.
Both the Infiniti M37 and M56 engines feature Infiniti’s advanced VVEL (variable valve event & lift) system and all models are equipped with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission. The M56 engine also utilizes direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology.
The Infiniti M37 and M56 sedans come in rear-wheel drive configuration and in a choice of grade levels. The Infiniti M37 can be specified in three different grades - Excellence, Luxury and Sport’ – while the M56 is available in two grades - Luxury and Sport.
The Sport grade Infiniti M37 and M56 secure a number of exterior and interior cosmetic enhancements as well as sport brakes, bigger 20-inch wheels and tires, magnesium paddle shifters and Infiniti’s 4-Wheel Active Steer (4 WAS) system. – TradeArabia News Service