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2012 Infiniti M56 Sedan

2012 Infiniti M56 Review

(4 Stars) 

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The Infiniti M56 melds luxury and sportiness in one powerful sedan. The stiff suspension, sharp handling, and muscular engine puts it more firmly in the sport sedan camp, but there’s plenty of luxury to appreciate in this vehicle as well.

The 2012 Infiniti M56 is available as a rear-wheel drive vehicle or with all-wheel drive, and its 5.6-liter, V-8 engine makes it as powerful as just about any luxury sedan on the road.

The Infiniti M56 has a distinctive look, and it’s clear just from a glance that this is an upscale car, but you’ll really appreciate its luxury aspects once you get inside and enjoy the premium interior materials and wide array of convenience, entertainment, and luxury features.

The Infiniti M56 isn’t for everyone. Those looking for a traditional luxury sedan with a smooth, comfortable ride might not appreciate the firmer ride of the sporty M56, and those who want a pure sport sedan might find more responsive machines in the Mercedes-Benz E-350 or the BMW 550i. But for those looking to strike an almost perfect balance between the luxury and sport extremes, the Infiniti M56 may be the ideal machine, especially with options packages that let you move the needle slightly more towards luxury or sport, depending on your desires.

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2012 M56 Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.6L V eight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 360 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
20.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 420 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 417 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm

'12 Infiniti Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Air Conditioned Seats
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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