If the Infiniti M56 were a figure in ancient Greek legend, it might be an Amazon - one of the strong, muscular and beautiful female warriors who fought with the Trojans. This motoring machine is both curvy and sleek, and it has sculpted shoulders. Fashioned with a whittled waist and commanding hindquarters, it is powered by a fierce V-8 engine and silky-smooth, seven-speed automatic transmission. Bottom line: I wouldn’t mind being stranded on an Aegean island driving nothing but this vehicle.
The 2012 Infiniti M56 carries forward the M nameplate used since 1990 on various mid-luxury models by Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division. The 4-door, 5-passenger M56 is likely priced shopped against the BMW 550i, the Lexus GS 460 and Mercedes-E550 Sedan among other luxury sport sedans in this segment.