For several years now Infiniti's G37 has stood as the best alternative to BMW's 335i. Better yet, the G37 comes at a severe discount compared to its Bavarian counterpart. But even then, it's still $35,400 and as such is out of reach for a lot of folks.
Finally, Infiniti is offering a more budget-oriented alternative in the G25 and while it might not have the big V6 under the hood or the 300+ horsepower, it's a genuine luxury sports sedan without apologies.
As the name suggests, it's powered by a rather small 2.5-liter V6 engine that makes 218-hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. Mated to Infiniti's excellent and quick-shifting 7-speed automatic it feels much faster and even sounds pretty mean. Apart from BMW's six-speed unit, this might be the fastest reacting auto-box on the market and really makes living with an automatic less of a sacrifice.
More: 2011 Infiniti G25 Review on AutoGuide.com