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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.

Year-to-year changes[]

1991[]

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.

1993[]

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.

1997[]

The J30 was discontinued after 1997.

Retail prices[]

Model year(s) Body style List price Destination charge Effective date
1990 2DR Coupe $23,850
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
$41,920 (Touring)
1997 4DR Sedan $33,500 (Standard) $480 Q4 1996
$35,500 (Touring)

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