Infiniti G35 Coupe is an award-wining that offers sports coupe lovers a powerful rear-wheel drive performer. It combines a racing-inspired platform and advanced technology draped under a sensuous, aerodynamic body. For the 2007 model year, the G35 Coupe gets minor refinements, with standard Intelligent Key system (except on 6MT) and auto on/off headlamps.
Since its introduction in 2003, the G35 Coupe has showcased many of Infiniti’s high-tech offerings, including available Rear Active Steer, bi-xenon and unique Sport Package styling features, including a special front fascia, side sills and an optional rear spoiler.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the rear-wheel drive G35 Coupe offers also a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. A 4-wheel independent suspension with lightweight aluminum components enhances the G35 Coupe’s performance. The 2007 G35 Coupe also features standard Intelligent Key (not available on G35 Coupe 6MT) and standard auto on/off headlights.
An Emphasis on Performance
The G35 Coupe’s advanced 5-speed automatic transmission features a manual mode function with Downshift Rev Matching that revs the engine with each downshift to provide better response for the driver. Also available is a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. Infiniti’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is a standard on every G35 Coupe.
The G35’s standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine is the foundation for all models. This engine produces 275 horsepower on automatic transmission-equipped models and 293 horsepower on the G35 Coupe 6MT. Part of the award-wining VQ engine series, the advanced engine design includes a long list of advanced systems, including the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), a noiseless timing chain for silent operation, a structurally reinforced aluminum engine block and an electronically controlled “drive-by-wire” throttle system. It also offers a modular engine design, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.
To reduce unsprung weight, the G35 Coupe offers a standard, advanced 4-wheel multi-link suspension design with extensive use of aluminum-alloy components. It also incorporates special “riple control” shock absorbers technology for responsive yet comfortable ride and handling.
The front suspension design minimizes alignment changes by using 2 separate lower links and a long upper link. The rear design separates the shock absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline with the wheel center to reduce suspension friction and reduce the wind-up motion of the axle on acceleration.
Being more aggressive than the G35 Coupe model, the suspension tuning of Sport-Tuned Suspension Package (standard on the 6MT) offers stiffer spring and shocks and larger diameter stabilizer bars.
The handling and stability of the 2007 G35 Coupe is further optimized by an available Infiniti Rear Active Steer system. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features motor driven control that helps to improve the vehicle’s handling performance by adjusting the rear suspension geometry according to steering input and vehicle speed.
The system’s electronic control unit calculates the desired vehicle dynamics from a series of sensors, including vehicle speed and steering angle and directs the system actuator to change rear geometry by moving both rear suspension lower links. The result is sports car-like agility, combined with luxury stability and ride quality. First introduced on Infiniti M 45 and M35 Sport models, the Rear Active Steer system available in addition, the package is available to the G35 Coupe 6MT model with Premium Package and G35 Coupe model with Sport and Premium Packages
The Rear Active Steer Package also offers an enhanced vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering system with a 15.1:1 steering gear ratio.
By using the innovative FM (for Front-Mid-ship) platform, the G35 Coupe positions the engine behind the front axle. This results in a nearly optimized front-to rear weight balance of 54:46, which factors in weight transfer during key handling maneuvers, such as entering and exiting corners. The FM platform positions its large diameter wheels and tires out near the corners of the vehicle, providing an extra measure of handling stability.
Equipped with standard 6-spoke, 17-inch cast aluminum wheels along with P225/50VR17 tires up front with P235/50VR17 tires in the rear, the vehicle also offers 7-spoke, 18-inch titanium-finish wheels and high-performance tires.
The G35 Coupe 6MT and Sport-Tuned Suspension Package equipped models feature 5-spoke, 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with P225/40YR19 tires in front and P245/40YR19 tires in the rear. The Sport-Tuned Suspension Package also adds a standard Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VSLD). All G35 Coupes are provided with a standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
Standard braking system components include 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with large rotors and ABS, along with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Sporty Exterior, Refined Interior
The exterior of the G35 Coupe provides styling that is both sporty and elegant. It adds projector -beam bi-xenon headlights, integrated fog lights, LED tail lamps and a body-color dual power, heated, remote-controlled outside mirrors. The Sport Package offers a unique front fascia and side sills.
An Aero Package is available, with a revised rear spoiler and rear side air diffusers. Also offered on all models is a dual sliding glass sunroof with one-touch open/close operation.
The G35 Coupe shares the G35 sedan’s long 112.2-inch wheelbase but is several inches shorter in overall length (182.2 inches versus 187.0) and height (54.8 inches versus 57.2). With its performance-oriented chassis, wider wheel openings and fenders, the G35 Coupe is also slightly wider than the sedan (71.5 inches versus 69.8).
The G35 Coupe is a 4-passenger vehicle which combines a driver-oriented cockpit with an Infiniti level of luxury and design detail. Leather-appointed seats (with heated front seats) are standard. The sport-contoured front bucket seats are 8-way power adjustable for the passenger. A power walk-in feature allows access to the rear seats and the rear seatback folds down for added cargo flexibility. Real aluminum is used on the center console and dashboard areas for an added degree of authenticity.
The car also features a standard in-dash 6-disc CD changer with MP3 CD playback capability and an optional digital Bose premium audio system with 8 speakers and a DVD-based Infiniti Navigation System with 7.0-inch power retractable monitor. The Premium Package adds Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, power tilt and telescoping steering column and driver’s seat and steering wheel memory.
Other interior amenities include an Infiniti signature analog clock, Fine Vision electro-fluorescent gauge illumination and driver and passenger one-touch up/down power windows and door locks.
Every G35 Coupe comes with a standard Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seatbelt sensors and RF occupant classification sensor, front-seat side-impact supplemental airbags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags. Also standard are 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts (driver’s side ELR only) and front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints and the LATCH system.
The G35 Coupe’s FM platform Zone Body Construction is designed to help protect occupants in a collision by efficiently absorbing crash energy through use of front and rear crushable zones. In a high-speed frontal collision, for example, the crushable zone crumples while the engine is designed to move under the occupant compartment. This has the effect of expanding the crushable zone, thus helping to reduce the deceleration g-force and simultaneous helping to minimize cabin deformation, especially in the lower leg area.
A strong body construction is needed to decrease the amount of cabin deformation in offset impacts. Other features also contribute to improve the occupants’ safety, adding the breakaway construction of the propeller shaft and the double-wall construction of the bulkhead.