The Infiniti QX56 meets and exceeds the expectations of full-size luxury SUV owners with ample power from the 315-horsepower* V8 engine, interior roominess with seating for up to eight and maximum utility with generous cargo, excellent towing capacity and rugged off-road capability.
The QX56 enters the 2006 model year with minor enhancements – most notably the addition of power folding outside mirrors with heat, electrochromic auto-dimming, power adjust and integrated turn signal, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, mp3 playback capability and added 60/40 split for the 3rd row seat to the vehicle’s extensive list of standard technology and convenience features.
The standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 produces 315 horsepower at 4,900 RPM and 390 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM through the use of advanced design features such as aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, forged steel crankshaft, microfinished crankshaft and camshafts, molybdenum-coated pistons, 6-bolt main bearing caps, single-stage timing chain and, for precise control, an electronic "drive-by-wire" throttle.
The QX56's V8 is assembled at Nissan's advanced engine facility in Decherd, Tenn. Nearly 90 percent of the engine's impressive torque is available below 2,500 rpm – where it's needed for hauling, towing or slow-speed off-road driving.
Every QX56 also comes with a standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with tow/haul modes for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. The transmission is geared specifically for use in high torque situations and includes an advanced torque converter design for improved fuel economy and an advanced powertrain management program for smooth shift quality.
The 2006 QX56 is available in two drive configurations – rear-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive model featuring the Infiniti All-Mode 4WD system with RWD/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled part-time transfer case with low gear. The two-speed electronic transfer case allows the driver to select between auto, full-time all-wheel drive and 4LO.
Source: Infiniti press