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2012 Infiniti M56 Review
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Infiniti has changed the way many people look at luxury sedans. With the 2012 M56, the car maker has continued to offer an option sure to get the attention of people looking for not only a luxury car, but one that can bring performance, impressive handling, refinement, and comfort to the table. The M56 has been touted as a unique combination of sport sedan and luxury car. It provides the driving experience those seeking a sports sedan are sure to appreciate and keeps the ride as smooth and sophisticated as expected from the luxury vehicle set.
The exterior of the 2012 Infiniti M56 is elegant, with lots of modern details intended to appeal to those looking for lots of attention. The cabin doesn’t disappoint either, with its refined design and effective use of quality materials. It features plenty of technical features for the connected driver as well. The M56 is sure to meet the needs of anyone looking for a bit more excitement behind the wheel.
New For 2012
The Infiniti M56 was completely redesigned in 2011 and receives no notable changes for 2012.
The 2012 Infiniti M56 sedan offers a look of modern elegance and sophistication with its assertive looking grille and front end. It features a center-placed square grille with the Infiniti logo in the middle flanked by uniquely designed headlights. The windshield and roof slope back sleekly, giving the car an aerodynamic appearance. The sides and doors curve outward just slightly, adding to the modern look. The 2012 Infiniti M56 offers lots of dark colors, silver, and white options.
Interior & Cargo
The 2012 Infiniti M56’s interior has been designed to compete with the best. Infiniti wasted no time or talent making every attempt to give the M56 a well-designed interior with plenty of high-quality materials. The cabin boasts a modern look with lots of distinctive lines and curves flowing in a uniform manner. The seats are comfortable and driver and passengers alike can expect plenty of support and comfort. In terms of space, the 2012 Infiniti M56 provides plenty of room to stretch out, even for taller passengers. Storage space is comparable to other vehicles of this class. The M56 offers 14.9 cubic feet of space for your cargo needs.
Inside the M56, there is further evidence of Infiniti’s attention to detail. This sedan is equipped with all of the safety features one would expect from this auto maker. Naturally, the M56 is equipped with anti-lock brakes, as well as stability and traction control. Active head restraints are joined by front side airbags and side curtain airbags. When the car is equipped with the Technology package, the M56 also includes a lane departure warning system and a blind spot warning system that complement its intelligent brake assist.
Interested buyers will also be glad to know that this sedan scored well on government and independent safety tests. The M56 received the highest rating of ""good"" from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, as well as other positive scores from various other sources.
As important as appearance and safety are, everyone wants to know what’s going on under the hood. The 2012 Infiniti M56 is equipped with a 5.6-liter, V-8 engine coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The engine offers the M56 an impressive 420 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy isn’t necessarily impressive, however. This powertrain operates with a fuel economy of 16/25 mpg city/highway.
Considering the fuel consumption of this car, it stands to reason it should offer something special in the way of performance and handling. The M56 doesn’t disappoint in this category. The M56 has the capability to turn on a dime and likes to change direction smoothly, especially when compared to other luxury sedans. The steering feels less abrupt than some of the competitors as well, offering an enjoyable ride.
Key Competitors For The 2012 Infiniti M56
- Audi A6
- BMW 5-Series
- Audi A7
- Lexus GS 350
- Jaguar XF