2011 infiniti m56 review




2011 infiniti m56 review

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    Hiding under the muscled metal of the all-new Infiniti M56 mid-size luxury sedan is a potent V-8 engine. It's potent, because the Japanese.

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    The Bad To really compete in the luxury class, Infiniti should give the M56x a more comfortable ride. DCA feels like a tech novelty at this point, and is not turned on by default. No Home on the Ranger. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Used Mercedes-Benz S Class cars.

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    2011 infiniti m56 review

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    Its blind spot detection and lane-keeping assistance are useful driver aids. Also, its audio, navigation, and Bluetooth phone systems are all first rate. The Bad To really compete in the luxury class, Infiniti should give the M56x a more comfortable ride. The M56x's voice-command structure is too complex and if it had paddle shifters, sport driving could be more fun. The Bottom Line The Infiniti M56x excels in its driver aid features and standard cabin tech, but it falls just a little short of its bigger luxury competitors in stately elegance.

    For , Infiniti updates its M56x to push power and interior quality substantially higher than what previous versions had, but it's still not at a level where we would suggest hiring a chauffeur. In fact, with its Technology package, there seems little need for a driver at all. Not only does the M56x sound an alert if the driver lets the car drift across lane lines, it also has offside wheel braking, which is just a pulse, that helps to nudge the car back into its own lane.

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    If the car detects the traffic ahead of it start to slow down, the M56x applies the brakes, bringing itself to a full stop. Just about the only thing the Infiniti won't do is time travel to and hunt down Sarah Connor.

    Infiniti pioneered these groundbreaking driver assistance technologies, and the M56x benefits by getting the full suite. We have tested adaptive cruise control systems in different Infiniti models as well as cars from other automakers.

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    With this feature active, we drove the M56x down the freeway, set the speed, and watched as it slowed down automatically when approaching traffic. One issue we noticed with Infiniti's system is that when a car cut in front of us, the radar would lose its lock, and the M56x would immediately lift up on the gas and slow dramatically until it regained a radar lock.

    We understand why Infiniti programmed it this way, but the driver behind us probably didn't. Distance Control Assistance and its associated Intelligent Braking work like adaptive cruise control, hitting the brakes on the M56x for traffic stopped or slowing ahead. This system is a little more controversial, as it pushed back on the gas pedal when we approached stopped traffic, making us feel like we were fighting with the car.

    In dense city traffic, it was problematic, because it brakes and stops the M56x a full car length behind other cars, but in lighter suburban traffic that kind of stopping distance would be more acceptable. Ultimately we learned to work with DCA, resisting the gas pedal push-back so we could tuck in closer to stopped traffic.

    2011 infiniti m56 review

    This technology will prove useful for perpetually distracted drivers, preventing rear-end collisions. However, we also found that it seemed to get a lock on traffic ahead only about 50 percent of the time, so we couldn't always rely on it to stop the car. DCA feels like a tech novelty at this point, and is not turned on by default. Active Eco mode Another unique tech feature on the M56x, which also might prove to be controversial, is its Eco mode.

    Rather than merely dial down accelerator response and show economy performance on the dashboard, as other systems do, Infiniti's Eco mode adds resistance to the gas pedal, making it harder to push. We found we could push through the resistance to get a more satisfying start, but following the pedal's dictates made 0-tomph runs take more than 10 seconds. Infiniti instituted Eco mode in the M56x because the car's new V-8 is the biggest engine yet in an M sedan.

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