2011 Infiniti M56: Macho Leather
June 29, 2011
The leather on the seats of our M56 looks a bit different from that seen in your typical luxury car. It's as soft and sumptuous as it should be, but it also has a vaguely distressed quality to it, reminiscent of what you'd see in a slightly worn leather bomber jacket.
And yes, the seats have always been like this. The effect isn't the result of all that time spent cradling the backs and backsides of our editorial staff.
The car's seats feature semi-aniline hide; this type of leather is available only with the $3,800 Deluxe Touring package. Other perks of this package include the Forest Air system, a 16-speaker Bose sound system, suede-like headliner and a power rear sunshade.
Anyway, this slightly more assertive leather fits pretty well with the M56's personality, which is obviously more sporting and testosterone-fueled than that of your typical luxury sedan.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor