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Infiniti found the perfect way to promote their latestIPL G Coupe : put it to race again a helicopter. So, the recipe is like this: take one IPL G Coupe, put former IndyCar driver Scott Goodyear behind the wheel, find a closed race track and a helicopter and "hit the road!"

We will not ruin the surprise and reveal who won the race, but we will tell you this: Scott Goodyear was very impressed about the car. And after all why not? The ILP G Copue is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 348 HP and 276 lb-ft of torque. it comes equipped with a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, but also exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels.

When Infiniti unveiled the Essence concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show the world understood that this is a brand that will put makers like BMW BMW or Lexus Lexus in lots of trouble. And sales confirm it: up 27.5%. After all this should come as no surprise considering Infiniti has one model in almost every segment of the market.

So you will understand why Infiniti is taking their expansion under serious consideration. Next there will be a high-price halo car and a new entry-level model. As for the halo car there are lots of debates: Infiniti needs to decide is this new model will be a flagship sedan similar to models like BMW 7-Series or a sports car that will take on models like Audi R8 : "It’s kind of perennial debate within the organization. What do we need by way of a flagship for the Infiniti range?’ I don’t think we’ve yet arrived at a conclusion," Brian Carolin, NNA vice president-sales said in an interview with Wards.

As for a new entry-level model: "“I think (an entry-luxury car) would have to be a very different product, (on) a different platform."

Source: Wardsauto

Infiniti is no doubt a brand for people with money. And if you had doubts, the company has announced a new special edition for the European market that comes with a VIP pass to a selection of the world’s most beautiful hotels and restaurants. Called Black Premium the new EX30d is based on the top-selling GT Premium and will be limited to only 150 units and is priced from £45,671 (around $73,000 at the current exchange rates). Just as a simple comparison, in USA the 2011 EX is priced from $34,150.

Each customer of the new Black Premium Edition will be automatically entitled to join the Relais & Châteaux Club 5C and will receive a "Lys d’Argent", that includes a double room for one night, dinner with drinks and breakfast for two people in one of more than 200 Relais & Châteaux hotels in Europe, Morocco, Mexico, French Polynesia or anywhere else in the world. Your choice.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Infiniti EX30d Black Premium Edition.

Rolling into the 2011 Toyko Motor Show is an Infiniti luxury sedan that will surely create quite a stir. This is no ordinary Infiniti M . This vehicle has been done over by Japanese tuner, Impul, to create the new Impul 651S, a vehicle that boasts of an impressive aerodynamic package and some engine updates for the 37 and M25 versions.

Some of the changes are not overly obvious, but the result transforms this vehicle from an ordinary people pusher to a mean and low transporter. After all, that is usually the goal for these types of vehicles; transforming the ordinary to the aggressive and stylish.

The exterior package includes a new front bumper, front grille, side skirts, rear bumper, rear wing, and sports ducts to get that low, rough look. The car now sits on AURA SX-20 wheels and a new set of coil over springs. Bringing the gruff sound out of the engine is the new stainless steel exhaust system.

The EXTRA POWER KIT does exactly what it says it does; give the car some extra bang and responsiveness. The device consists of an IMPUL Hi Power Control Unit and big throttle valves. Needless to say, using premium gasoline for the EXTRA POWER KIT can bring out more power. Don’t worry if your Infiniti has already been equipped with an IMPUL Hi Power Control Unit, you can still boost the performance by adding the throttle valves.

Building alliances between automakers is something that has been done fairly often recently thanks to the downward spiral that was our economic state. The auto industry took a big hit and is just now starting to rebuild itself with teams coming together to reduce cost and create more powerful and more efficient vehicles. The recent Nissan-Daimler alliance is an example of this as rumors are suggesting that it will provide Infiniti with some power-boosting help.

Infiniti has already launched the IPL line, but apparently this is just the beginning. The IPL G Coupe’s 248hp will be chump change when compared with the IPL version of the Infiniti M, set to be launched in 2012. This vehicle will be carrying a Mercedes AMG sourced 6.2 liter V8 engine that will allow it to compete against models like the Mercedes E63 AMG and the Jaguar XF-R .

Along with the AMG engine, Nissan will also be replacing the current 3.7 liter engine with Mercedes’ forthcoming turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine in future G models.

Source: AutoCar

The Japanese automaker, Infiniti, has confirmed that the finer line of Nissan automobiles will indeed produce the M35 hybrid luxury sedan. The hybrid will join the rest of the conventional internal combustion only vehicles when the 2012 M arrives in showrooms. The revised fuel efficient lineup will also be available with a new high performance diesel V6 model for the Western European market where the less refined fueled automobiles are preferred due to their incredible range and the high price of petrol. The next generation hybrid powered Infiniti M will become the most fuel efficient model in the entire automakers history.

The M35 Hybrid is powered by a gas/electric power train system that combines a naturally aspirated 3.5 Liter V6 and an efficient electric motor. The electric motor acts as both a propulsion unit, boosting the V6 with a “power assist” mode when the pedal is pushed to the metal and also as a generator to power the vehicle’s accessories and improve the engine’s efficiency. However, the combination of electrically charged wound wires and powerful magnets is not the only item that charges the hybrid’s next generation Lithium ion battery pack, but it is also recharged by the luxury sedans deceleration and braking.

The M Hybrid also features an electric vehicle mode that runs solely on the motors, drastically improving fuel efficiency and allowing it to operate as a zero emissions vehicle as well. This optimizes the Inifiniti’s energy consumption across the widest array of driving conditions. The luxury automaker Inifiniti has promised to release further details about the hybrid’s range, performance, and transmission soon. No mater what they have to say about the new green Japanese sedan it will definitely be a hot item.

Updated 11/18/2010: Infiniti’s first production hybrid performance luxury sedan made its debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A unique feature for the new model is a standard audible pedestrian warning system, called Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians (VSP). This system uses a range of distinctive sounds to help ensure the safety of other road users. VSP automatically works from start-up to approximately 20 miles per hour, cutting back in at approximately 15 miles per hour as the vehicle slows. Sales will begin in early 2011.

Updated 02/23/2011: Infiniti has announced that the new M Hybrid will go on sale starting March 16th, 2011 at a starting price of $53,700. The list of standard equipment includes: leather-appointed seats, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Active Noise Control, Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and power sliding glass tinted moonroof.

Press release after the jump.

Nissan’s Infiniti brand is poised to introduce the new 2012 Infiniti G37 , including a coupe variant that’s scheduled to be launched to the market around 2012. The move to release a new G37 isn’t all that surprising considering the brand’s apparent intention in building cars that are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye in today’s car market. There have been talks that the G37, specifically the coupe version, will be designed using the Infiniti Essence concept that was debuted by the company at the Geneva Motor Show a year ago.

Though nothing has been confirmed yet, we’re expecting nothing less from these guys considering that if they really are using the Essence concept as a peg for how the new G37 looks like – just so you know, we were totally smitten over the Essence when we saw it in Geneva – then it’s safe to say that the G37 is poised to definitely knock our socks off when it is officially unveiled.

Details after the jump.

Source: Autoblog.Il

In 2010 Infiniti offered a new front fascia for the G Coupe, so some would figure that the 2011 model would come bearing no changes whatsoever because that’s how the auto world typically rolls. That wouldn’t entirely be true. The 2011 Infiniti G will be offered with a new Sport Package on their all wheel drive model and a Navigation Package that joins the Premium Package as standard on the Sport 6MT model. In addition, there are new 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs. What will stay the same is the fact that the 2011 G Coupe will be offered in four models, with prices ranging from $36,200 to $42,400.

The new Sport Package add special sport-styled seats with thigh extensions and power adjustable torso and thigh bolsters for the driver, unique steering wheel stitching, and high-grip aluminum pedals.

Under the hood there is the same 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V6 engine with VVEL rated at 330 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. The engine is coupled to a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, downshift rev matching, Drive Sport (DS) mode, and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).

UPDATE 11/29/2010: Infiniti has released two new commercials to promote their new Infiniti G37. Called the Magical Snowball and the Mischievous Snowball, these two commercials are, of course, a battle between the Infiniti and its German competitors.

Check them out by clicking on the picture above.

Press release after the jump.

Like with all the other G models in Infiniti ’s line-up, the Convertible model is entering the 2011 model year with a few updates, including a new Limited Edition model. The 2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible goes on sale at a price of $44,500 and the Sport 6MT version at $48,950. The Limited Edition Infiniti G Convertible, with unique content and exclusive Monaco Red leather-appointed interior is priced at $56,750.

The 2011 G Convertible gets a revised front fascia design (Sport and non-Sport) with fog lights moved from inside the headlight to the lower fascia area, revised 18-inch and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs and two new exterior colors – Lapis Blue and Malbec Black. In addition, the Navigation Package is now standard on the G37 Convertible Sport 6MT.

The Limited Edition model is distinguished by solid magnesium paddle shifters, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, summer performance tires, Sport brakes, Sport-tuned steering gear, front fascia, side sills, Midnight Black grille, exclusive red leather-appointed interior, Climate-controlled front seats, driver’s seat power lumbar support, unique maple accents with red tone, aluminum pedals and footrest.

Press release after the jump.

With a history of only three years, theInfiniti EX is entering the 2011 model year with a new 7-Speed automatic transmission, 18-inch alloy wheels, and other refinements. The 2011 Infiniti will be offered in four models: EX35 RWD, EX35 AWD, EX35 RWD Journey and EX35 AWD Journey, with prices ranging from $34,150 to $37,750.

Under the hood there is a VQ35HR 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 297 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque and mated to a new 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, DS mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), and Adaptive Shift Control. This new transmission replaced the old 5-speed tranny and offers improved fuel economy.

Also new for 2011 is a new white color scheme for gauges and LCD instrument display and three new exterior colors: Arctic Blue, Midnight Garnet, and Graphite Shadow. Other features include standard 18-inch wheels and tires, RearView Monitor, premium audio system, power-up folding 2nd row seat, Lane Departure Prevention system (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

Press release after the jump.

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