Compare 2012 Audi A8 L vs 2012 INFINITI M56

2012 Audi A8 L
2012 INFINITI M56
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
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56 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
37 4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $44,163 $47,700
37 4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $46,149 $49,850
35h 4-Door Sedan RWD Hybrid 27 32 $49,706 $53,700
56 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $54,787 $59,200
56 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $57,096 $61,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$54,787
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,700
$59,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1412 / month
$987 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Infiniti M56 delivers the performance of a true super-sedan, plus impressive comfort, all in a assertive but graceful design inside and out.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 114.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 194.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4453 4028
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 417 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA VK56VD
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.6L/339
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 420 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.61
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.98
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.85
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L INFINITI M56
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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