2013 Infiniti M56 Reviews Auto and New Car Test Drive

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The 2012 Infiniti M of luxury sports sedans rear-wheel drive enters its year of production, the sweet according to some. The Infiniti M37 and M56 were completely redesigned for so they carry over to the model year mostly

However, a new Infiniti M Hybrid has the lineup for 2012. The 2012 M35h uses a hybrid powertrain that pairs an motor with a 3.5-liter V6 for 360 net horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The M35h holds the Guinness Record for the world’s fastest-accelerating

Yet the Infiniti M Hybrid gets an EPA 27/32 mpg City/Highway, or 29 mpg Combined.

The M37 makes a class-leading 330 horsepower its 3.7-liter V6 engine, while the V8 in the Infiniti M56 is good for 420 hp and 417 foot-pounds of

The M37 and M56 come with a choice of drive or all-wheel drive. All M models use a 7-speed automatic with manual shift which yields satisfying in the lower gears, and four modes including Normal, Economy and Snow. Infiniti M with the Sport package get paddle shifters with downshifting.

The Infiniti M comes with active and passive features include a lane-departure system that alerts a who veers toward a dividing and a blind spot warning that, when ignored, apply the right front to guide the car back into the in which it belongs. There’s Trace Control, which engine torque and the control of the to individual wheels to help the car get a corner in a skid. There’s an Eco that gives the driver to encourage eco-driving behavior.

And there’s the Forest Air system, helps reduce the intrusion of odors into the cabin and a natural breeze-like airflow. designed this as a true car and, based on our experience, is nothing luxurious about odors in the cabin. We know we are automotive experts.

Active control is used to quiet the a dual microphone system listens to the ambient noise by the powertrain, the mirrors, the body, and the and produces sound waves cancel those noises. It cancel out voices, however, so if you you will be heard by the other But this is indeed a quiet even at full-throttle while a hundred miles per hour quiet inside.

For audio there are three different systems on the M cars, including two upgrades. The Premium Package a two-channel, 10-speaker sound by Bose, the Deluxe Touring adds a 5.1 surround sound with a subwoofer and 16 speakers throughout the interior.

Competitors to the Infiniti M line include the GS, Acura RL, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz and BMW 5 Series.

The 2012 Infiniti M includes the V6-powered, rear-wheel M37 ($47,700), the all-wheel-drive M37X the V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive M56 ($59,200), drive M56X ($61,700), and the new M35h ($53,700).

The Infiniti M37 with leather upholstery, eight-way power front with driver memory power lumbar support, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, automatic climate control, connectivity and a six-speaker audio with satellite radio single CD player, iPod and auxiliary jack, bi-xenon a sunroof, fog lights, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, camera, keyless ignition/entry, rearview mirror, 18-inch wheels.

The Sport package ($3,750) 20-inch wheels, a unique fascia, summer tires, suspension and brakes, four-wheel steering, sport seats and wheel, and distinct exterior The Sport Touring package adds a power rear air filtration system and 16-speaker surround sound system.

The M56 includes everything on the M37 plus and ventilated front seats, a steering wheel, navigation with voice recognition and traffic and weather updates, as as an upgraded, 10-speaker Bose system with digital storage. The M56 Sport package includes 20-inch wheels, front fascia, summer sport-tuned suspension and brakes, active steering, sport and steering wheel, distinct trim, power rear air filtration system and 16-speaker surround sound system.

M35h models come all standard features found on the M37 unique display screens. It comes with Infiniti’s Sound for Pedestrians (VSP), generates sound to alert (to compensate for the car’s quietness).

include a Premium package that adds a heated wheel, heated and ventilated seats, a navigation system voice recognition and real-time and weather, as well as a 10-speaker audio system with Bluetooth audio and digital storage. The Deluxe Touring ($3,900) adds a power sunshade, an in-car air purifier, leather upholstery and interior and a 16-speaker Bose surround-sound A Technology package ($3,050) adaptive headlamps, an Eco pedal provides driver feedback to fuel-efficient driving, a blind warning system, lane warning, adaptive cruise and forward collision warning

Standalone options include alloy wheels ($650), a decklid spoiler ($450), black grille ($430) and an kit ($2,000).

Safety features come standard on all models dual-stage front air bags seat belt and occupant sensors, side-impact air bags, and curtain air bags for front and outboard occupant head Active safety features on all include anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control.

The Infiniti M echoes other designs with its flowing, lines that are swoopy and yet strong and muscular. The body and are aerodynamically pure, leading to a low 0.27 drag coefficient, and leads to a quieter interior, other things.

The long and short rear deck that the Infiniti M is a rear-wheel-drive with the severely laid-back and the flowing fenders and body accentuating its sportier nature. door handle cutouts the Infiniti M stunning in the dark.

Everything in the cockpit of the Infiniti M is to see, touch and use. The wheel is substantial yet feels in hand, and the wheel controls are easy reach. The navigation is easy to read and has an attractive

Bluetooth phone pairing is

We found the voice recognition can be unreliable, however. It took us tries for the system to understand our even without any cabin It can also be rather laborious to get all of the system’s prompts, but it gets once you become familiar the setup.

The center stack is with buttons. Their is logical, though we found The HVAC power button and fan are in the center beneath the navigation while the temperature controls are off to the

Cargo space in the M37 and M56 is average for the at 14.9 cubic feet. But due to the pack in the M35h, trunk measures a mere 11.3 The trunk release button unlock the deck lid, but not pop it up, requires some clawing and especially with full

The intelligent key system used on the M incorporates the normal unlocking and features but adds audio climate control settings and settings to the memory in the key, an and useful feature not offered on luxury cars.

An auto system lifts the steering and slides the seat back to more space when the opens the door or turns off the While this might be for tall drivers or those of stature, it can be tough for smaller to depress the brake pedal, for starting the car, with the back so far.

Similarly, the accommodate those with frames well, but average and females may find it difficult to get

Driving Impression

We found the M56X to be a strong performer. The weight of the all-wheel-drive system is than overcome by the additional 95 and 81 foot-pounds of torque from the larger engine and the deeper in the silky-smooth, quick-shifting 7-speed

One drawback for both the V6 and V8 versions, is that both of these powerful engines require gasoline.

The 5.6-liter V8 engine’s is muffled back to provide the car a luxury feel, and the 7-speed transmission certainly lowers rpm at highway speeds; nevertheless, the response is extremely quick, and the M56 with authority. And it does so This is not the 5.6-liter V8 used in the pickup trucks.

Rather, is a larger version of the 5.0-liter V8, the division’s first fitted with direct injection cylinder heads and technologies such as variable timing and intake valve and a variable intake tract, a combination of low-end torque, power, and very good economy for an engine this in a heavy luxury car.

The M56X has a heavy steering aided by its heavier nose and to understeer, but it acquits itself well on curvy roads, lots of help from the system, which uses twin-piston shock absorbers of electronic ones. It’s and sporty at the same time the harshness added by the 20-inch and wheels that come the Sport package.

We found the to be exemplary, with a nice, pedal, progressive actuation, and ABS performance on panic stops. The brakes on our M56X were inches front and 12.1 rear, but the Sport package are huge: 14 inches front, inches rear. Infiniti M come with ABS, Brake-force Distribution and Quick Assist.

We found the lane warning system to be unnecessarily In congested urban areas Los Angeles where constant is a way of life, the system’s incessant proved irksome. Like the in the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf,’ awhile we stopped listening.

The M35h doesn’t feel different from other Hybrid gas-electric powertrains known for feeling seamless. In the of the M35h, you can feel the system in when the gasoline engine over, when the regenerative kick in, and when the fuel-saving system engages.

Drivers who are used to this of ride won’t find it any or less obtrusive here.

into the different driving in the Infiniti M35h hybrid for very different driving Selecting Eco mode renders the M gutless, creeping off the line and along at low revs; Eco is the most mode. In Sport mode, torque from the electric combined with ready from the 3.5-liter V6 make for a getaway, but those eager on the should beware of obnoxious spin off the line.

Normal strikes an appropriate balance power and economy.

The Infiniti M is a alternative in the entry-level, midsize market. Its attractive yet understated looks, pleasing driving and bevy of available technology it a good choice for those to take the road less Options can run the price up fast, and the M35h hybrid comes a premium price.

NewCarTestDrive.com Laura Burstein reported on the M35h from Los Angeles, Jim McCraw reporting on the M56X San Diego.

Model Lineup

M37 ($47,700), M37X ($49,850); ($53,700), M56 ($59,200), M56X

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