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Infiniti M35/M45 vs BMW 5-Series



  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    M35. All Day.
  • kmeikmei Posts: 1
    hmm... it's completely oppsite to my experience. I saved about $100 a month leasing a 530i compare to the M35 by taking advantage of BMW's ED program and high residual.. If I can lease a M35 for similar monthly payments, I may get M35 instead for added powers and room.
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    Yeah. I think thats why the sales are higher as well. Less expensive to drive a 5 Series or and E-Class. But you def get what you pay for with the M35. I get atleast 1 compliment on the car everytime I go to the mall or grocery shopping. Anytime I am with my associates who drive the 5 series, we do not even get a look. The car is much to common. Seems like everyone has one.
  • bhavi_jpbhavi_jp Posts: 6
    LOL.. Just LOL
  • pearlpearl Posts: 336
    Exactly the opposite where I live (greater DC area). Hardly anyone can identify an M, and few are seen. BMWs are everywhere and highly sought. I drove both the M and E60 and I like some of the features of the M (nav especially), but it is NOT CLOSE to being the drive that that the E60 is. Also, the M is noisy (tires, wind, etc), which for 40K+ should be better.
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    Exactly!! They are less expensive. That was the main reason i went with the M. Much more exclusive (ATLEAST IN NJ/NY)
  • achonkoachonko Posts: 51
    Since the 530 is out of production you might want to consider the 535xi vs M45 and 528xi vs M35 proposition as well.
    Price and performance makes the proposition a tough one.
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    I believe you mean the 535(V6) vs. the M35(V6).

    The M45(V8) competes with the 550(V8).
  • achonkoachonko Posts: 51
    Not really. I actually meant 528(I6) vs M35(V6) and 535i(I6) vs M45(V8) on the following basis.
    Price: what is the price difference because the pairing is first based on pricing.
    Performance: what will be the performance difference- how close are the respective cars in the bracket?
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    Interesting. When I told the BMW dealer I was looking at the M35, he took us directly to the 530xi. Did not even mention the 525 (now the 528). The similar equipped 530 was actually $10 less per month (lease) than the M35.

    I havent seen any website or car magazine compare the M45 to a 535 anywhere.

    Anytime i see the M45, you always see the E550, GS430, A6 4.2 and 550 in the same sentence.

    Guess we are getting our information from different places.

    I normally refer to Motor Trend, Car and Drive, Road and Track, etc....

    Kudos to BMW for improving the engine. The 530 (I6) with 255 HP was WEEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK. Im sure the new engine will hold its own next to the M35.

    Either way, all great cars.
  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    "Kudos to BMW for improving the engine. The 530 (I6) with 255 HP was WEEEEAAAAAAKKKKKKK. Im sure the new engine will hold its own next to the M35. "

    That's one perspective. I, persoanally, wouldn't consider the m35, one reason being the engine. It had a little more power(25hp) then the 3.0L BMW engine, but it's loud, thrashy, heavy, and very thirsty. That just doesn't seem worth it for a .3 second 1/4 mile gap... My buddy with a g35 says he's happy to get 21-22mph highways.

    OTOH, the newer BMW engine has 300hp, 300lb-ft, and has the positive traits of the older motor. It's been dynoed at ~350hp--which would make it more of an m45 competitor..
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    So which Infiniti M competes against a BMW 550 in your world?
  • sixpaqssixpaqs Posts: 21
    None. The 550 is awesome.
  • achonkoachonko Posts: 51
    The next 550i engine upgrade(N64B44O1 engine) will put it at the Audi S6 doorstep
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    You must be in the same world as dhanley. Hows the weather?
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    The AUDI S6 competes with the BMW M5.
  • achonkoachonko Posts: 51
    BMW 335(300 HP)i vs Au di S4 (340 HP)
    BMW M3 (420HP)vs Audi RS4 (420 HP)
    BMW 550i(360 HP) vs Audi S6(435 HP)
    BMW M5 (507 HP) vs Audi RS6 (520+HP)

    So the S6 is not a direct competitor to the M5, it is currently being compared to the M5 because of the absence of the RS6 for the time being.
  • mmoreno1978mmoreno1978 Posts: 106
    I guess were getting off the point of this conversation.

    If someone is looking at a M45, they are also looking at the BMW 550i, Audi A6 4.2, MB E550, Lexus GS430, etc...

    All 8 cylinder engines.

    But Thank You for the SPECS on the AUDI.
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