Too Much Sauce - 2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Infiniti M56: Too Much Sauce

October 31, 2011

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When I drove our M56 for the first time, I was shocked by the amount of power available instantly. Well, during my second go around I had the same problem.

Every start I had was a double start, meaning I would touch the gas, find it was too much, dial back and then reapply an appropriate amount. My wife gets car sick very easily so the herky jerky double starts put the M56 at the bottom of her list of favs. The only way I was able to get around this problem was resorting to putting it into Eco or Snow mode. In those modes the car is listless and boring. I just couldn't find the sweet spot with this car.

If it's just me, yeah I don't mind the sauce. This is the first time I'm going to say this, but I think the M56 has too much power for traveling with passengers. I'd prefer a little more progression.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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