9 Years agoNews
|First Test: 2011 Infiniti QX56|
|The 2011 Infiniti QX56 is better than the first-generation QX56 in many ways, so much so that it begins to flirt with the concept of diminishing returns. At what point does better stop being better?|
The power output is better. The 2011 QX56 produces 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque from its 5.6-liter engine, 80 more horsepower and 20 more pound-feet than its predecessor, with equal displacement. As a result, performance is unsurprisingly better. Routed to all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox, all that power is good for a zero-to-60 sprint of just 6.1 seconds, and a standing quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds at 93.9 mph, again besting the last model. Not bad for a vehicle...