In the early years, Infiniti's mid-size luxury car was the M30, which was later replaced by the 4-door J30. It competed with the Lexus GS 300, BMW 5-series and Mercedes C-Class cars.
The M30 came in two body styles starting in this model year: a 2-door coupe and convertible. Both came with a 3.0-liter V6 engine and 162 horsepower. Neither model had any significant changes for 1992.
The J30's rear-drive chassis was finely balanced, and the dohc 3.0-liter V6 both smooth and powerful. ABS disc brakes and all-season tires were standard equipment.
Also standard were a limited-slip differential, speed-sensitive power steering and a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with interactive engine-transmission coordination to eliminate shift harshness. The top-line J30t added alloy wheels, V-rated tires and a rear spoiler that altered the controversial rounded trunk silhouette of the J30.
Like other cars in this class, the J30 came equipped with every imaginable feature, including leather upholstery, 8-way power seats, a Bose sound system with CD player, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry and a power trunklid release. The car itself was only 2 in. shorter than a full-size BMW 740i.
The J30 was discontinued after 1997.
|Model year(s)||Body style||List price||Destination charge||Effective date|
|1991||2DR Coupe||$24,000||November 22, 1990|
|1991||2DR Convertible||$30,000||November 22, 1990|
|1991||2DR Coupe||$24,500||$385||February 10, 1991|
|1991||2DR Convertible||$31,000||$385||February 10, 1991|
|1992||2DR Coupe||$25,000||$385||October 13, 1991|
|1992||2DR Convertible||$33,000||$385||October 13, 1991|
|1992||2DR Coupe||$25,500||$385||March 1, 1992|
|1992||2DR Convertible||$33,700||$385||March 1, 1992|
|1993||4DR Sedan||$33,000||$450||August 31, 1992|
|1993||4DR Sedan||$34,400||$450||June 15, 1993|
|1994||4DR Sedan||$36,950||$450||September 23, 1993|
|1995||4DR Sedan||$38,550||$450||August 8, 1994|
|$480||March 3, 1995|
|1996||4DR Sedan||$39,920 (Standard)||$480||August 18, 1995|
|1997||4DR Sedan||$33,500 (Standard)||$480||Q4 1996|