A trusted Infiniti insider has confirmed the automaker has no plans to introduce the M25 into the U.S market. The M25 was to use the 2.5-liter VQ25VHR engine aimed to compete with the BMW 528i. The M25 has worked well in Japan (where cars are taxed based on displacement) and would have been a cheaper option to the G37 or M37.
The 2.5L V6, which produces 218-hp and 217 lb-ft of torque would have been a cheaper, more fuel efficient entry-level car for the M lineup. The M25 would have cost $4,000 less than a base M37 ($47,050) and $2,000 less than a BMW 528i. Even if this Infiniti wasn’t fast, the lower prices surely would have attracted consumers hoping to get into the Infiniti brand.
[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]