SAN DIEGO, CA – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Infiniti brand is expecting the new ’11 M56 sedan to garner 15% of total M sales, due to the improved power and efficiency of its 5.6L V-8 and the addition of optional all-wheel drive. Because few competitors in the M’s segment offer a V-8 and AWD, “that’s probably an opportunity,” Ben Poore, vice president-Infiniti Americas says during a recent M media event here. The Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac STS all offer V-8 engines and AWD. ...

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