2008 Infiniti G37

2008 Infiniti G37
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  • Infiniti G37
  • Year:
    2008
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    330
  • Torque @ RPM:
    270
  • 0-60 time:
    5.2 sec.
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The Infiniti G37 Coupé offers dramatic performance in a thoroughly seductive shape. Although sharing a great deal of hardware with the G37 Sedan, the Coupé is designed to appeal to different buyer.

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Among the key enhancements to the new second-generation G Coupe are a larger, more powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine, available advanced 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a dramatic new exterior design and a refined interior with intuitive, integrated technology. Top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), while 0-100 km/h takes just 5.8 seconds (on M/T version).

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There are three versions of the G37 Coupé on offer – the well equipped G37 Coupé, the more luxurious GT version with leather upholstery, and the sport-oriented S version with 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a Viscous Limited Slip Differential (VLSD) and sports suspension settings among other changes.

Press release after the jump.

 

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Budget Sports Car Comparison: The Best Bang for your Buck

Budget Sports Car Comparison: The Best Bang for your Buck

We tend to keep our focus on cars that run in excess of $100K and fly to 60 mph in sub-3-second times. What about those that can’t pull off a $2,000-per-month car payment and don’t need to get to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds? Well, this one’s for you.

We are going to take a look at the top budget sports cars in the automotive realm today and tear them apart to find out what’s good about them and what’s not so hot about them. After that, we’ll input all of that data into the "patented" TopSpeed top-pick machine and spew out which of these cars offers the best bang for its customer’s buck. Keep in mind that we are looking at driving factors only, option and equipment have no bearing on making a budget sports car more fun in this competition.

We’re only looking at new cars here, so that eliminates my personal favorite, the Mazdaspeed Miata. The Miata will, of course be in the competition, but its facing cars that are equally, if not more, powerful and that rival it in handling performance. So, who takes home the title?

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Video: Infiniti G37S vs. Gravity, Who Wins?

Video: Infiniti G37S vs. Gravity, Who Wins?

We are always coming across crazy videos of races of car vs. other various non-automotive things, like horses, cheetahs, fighter jets, etc. This latest one was set up by Infiniti and Red Bull, and it pitted the Infiniti G37S against the most natural thing on Earth, gravity. How exactly do you measure gravity? Well, you toss a man out of a helicopter at 3,500 feet with a parachute strapped to his back, of course.

The above video starts off with professional F1 driver, Mark Webber, and professional skydiver, Jon DeVore, learning each other’s trade – Jon behind the wheel of the Infiniti and Mark in a skydiving wind tunnel. After each one got a taste of how tough the other one’s sport is – both actually fared pretty well in the other’s sport – they decided a race was in order.

A helicopter lifted DeVore 3,500 feet in the air and he took a dive, as Webber raced around ICAR circuit and Mirabel airport. The race was amazingly close, considering the vast difference between the two modes of transportation, but from what we can tell, the Infiniti beat gravity by at least a few seconds. Of course, gravity had that pesky resistance created by the parachute holding it back. We are willing to bet that without that hunk of nylon slowing DeVore down, gravity would have won by a long shot. But, uh, yeah… That would be a tad bit dangerous.

Anywho, enjoy the above video. Our favorite part is watching each athlete try the other one’s sport. It’s simply amazing how these guys can just jump into something like that, having never done it before, and do well at it.

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Rumors: New Infiniti G Sedan Information Leaked

Alright folks, grab the salt shakers and put a great big grain of salt in your hand, `cause we’ve got rumors. Recently, our colleagues over at Motor Trend had a little powwow with someone in the know about the upcoming Infiniti G sedan. Some of the rumors are a little ho-hum and others are flat out awesome, we’ll stick to the latter ones for now.

First off, the next-gen Infiniti G is through its design phase and production is ready to begin. According to the mole in Infiniti, the new G sedan will be based on a slightly stretched version of the new Mercedes C-Class’ platform, with other modifications. The leaky informant also let it be known that the new Infiniti G sedan will be in showrooms by the end of the summer in 2014 and the coupe will come later.

According to the informer, the new G will look nothing like the current model. From the front end, in particular the headlights, it will have the appearance of the Etherea concept car that Infiniti teased us with at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The G will again come in a sedan or coupe, so no surprises there. However there are talks of a crossover model.

Now onto the good stuff: the Infiniti G’s engines. First, the rumors of a diesel engine are true, per Motor Trend’s source, but not for the G sedan. The 2.1-liter Mercedes diesel will only see use in the European and Korean Infiniti M. The only information he shared on the G’s engine was that the all-new IPL performance model will feature a 530-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter V-6. Last, the price of the Infiniti G IPL model was discussed and the informant says it will hover in the 10 million Yen range, which is about $123,000.

So there we have it. We can’t necessarily validate these rumors, but they certainly do add a little more excitement to the waiting game. We just have to wait and see if these rumors are true.

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2011 BMW 1M vs. Infiniti G 37 IPL

2011 BMW 1M vs. Infiniti G 37 IPL

BMW’s M division has always been known for its high level of innovation. Their latest creation is the M version of the 1 series which offers a pumped up, pint sized, compact coupe. Competing with the 1M is the 2011 Infiniti G37 IPL (Infiniti Preformance Line) coupe. This sleek coupe takes Infiniti in a new direction in terms of performance, placing the 1M squarely in its sights. Initially, you may say that both these cars seem to be worlds apart but surprisingly, they have roughly the same weight, power outputs, and price tag.

Performance:

To begin with, the engine inside the 1M is a variant of the engine that lives in the 335, a rambunctious 3.0 liter straight six that has been coupled with twin turbochargers. This aluminum/magnesium block has been endowed with variable valve timing which helps it pump out a respectable 335 horsepower and 332 lb/ft of torque. The fun does not stop there, as the torque can be increased for short periods with a function called “turbo overboost” which provides an extra 37 lb/ft of torque. This feature shouldn’t be called turbo overboost, it should really just be a giant button labeled “FUN”. This peppy engine is also mated to a six speed manual that has been specially designed by BMW with a brand new cooling system, making it the lowest drag manual transmission in BMW’s history. These components help propel the 1M to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and this engine will keep pulling all the way to a governed top speed of 155 mph.

Additionally, in order to maximize the power, the engineers from Munich have been busy stripping away weight from the already light 1 series. The 1M weighing just 3362 lbs, has lost 11 lbs in comparison to its base model the 135i, which comes in at 3373 lbs. Even with such a lightweight version, the engineers at the M division resisted the urge to cut any corners and fitted this sports car with 14.2 inch discs in front and 13.8 inch discs in back. These two factors plus a suspension from the M3 Competition tells us that it will be no slouch when facing those tight hairpins on your favorite road.

On the opposite side of the playing field resides the G37 IPL, which has a spirited 3.7 liter V6 under the hood that churns out a respectable 348 horsepower and 276 lbs/ft of torque. These robust numbers are, in part, due to its variable valve timing. With all those horses in the stable (which are mated to a six speed manual), it still oddly lacks the nifty downshift rev matching option offered by its parent company, Nissan. Even so, this car is no slouch and hits 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, climbing up to a governed top speed of 150 mph.

The G37, however, suffers a bit from an attack of the pudge. The model we tested tipped the scales at 3720 pounds, which is a gaping 358 pounds heavier than the 1M... So much for that 13 horsepower advantage. Helping to restrain this beast are the equally large 14 inch, 4 piston disc brakes in front and 13.8 inch 4 piston discs in back. With the re-tuned suspension and the quicker steering response the G37 IPL promises agility giving the Infiniti a fighting chance against the might of Munich.

Advantage:

BMW 1M- For roughly the same price you get a no-compromise sports car that stays true to the M principle by adding on generous portions of extra power and provides handling that can dominate any corner.. The Infiniti, on the other hand, seems to be facing an identity crisis. It cannot decide whether it wants to be a luxurious grand tourer with an added bit of pep or a full on sports car. Ultimately Infiniti’s G37 IPL is dominated by BMW’s no holds barred approach to developing a sports car which led the 1M, a creme de la creme effort in its class.

Exterior:

The BMW 1M has an honest and serious, but somewhat smashed appearance. It’s kind of like someone returned in a 3 series after its rear end crash test and said, “Hey, here’s our new 1 series.” The serious 19 inch wheels, clad in sticky rubber, helps the public further realize its sporting pedigree. The interesting thing about this vehicle is that the more we look at it, the more it grows on us. Its squat (20mm lower) and wide stance (increase of 71 mm at the front and 46mm in the rear) instantly lets you know that this is no ordinary 1 series.

The Infiniti, on the other hand, is a very classical shape with a long sloping hood and a small trunk. The only fault we can really see is the fact that the trunk is garnished with a spoiler that looks like they based it on a plank of wood then grafted it onto the trunk and lamented , “job done.” Similar to the BMW, the Infiniti’s tweaked suspension and 19 inch aluminum wheels flaunt its sporting pedigree. Another sure sign of this reworking by Infiniti are the two chrome exhaust tips that peek out from under the bumper like two aluminum moles.

Advantage:

Infiniti- The shape is more balanced than the squat compact BMW, yet it still manages to show off its austerity. Its subtle lines exude more class than the sharp angles of the brash, vulgar BMW with its flared wheel arches and its coat of “look at me!” paint..

Interior:

Examining BMW’s lean interior, reminds us of the old 2002 with its basic, yet comfortable interior. When it comes to the Infiniti, the compromise between driving experience and luxury is swayed towards luxury. Conversely, in the 1M you get the feeling that this balance has been swayed heavily towards functionality with no extra garnish to spoil the ultimate goal-speed. This interior, although a bit bland, feels like an old favorite and is reminiscent to Mom’s macaroni and cheese. While it does not hail from the city’s finest eatery, as soon as you sit down and take a bite, you feel right at home.
Going from the BMW to the Infiniti is like suddenly being beamed into the cockpit of the Starship Enterprise. The Infiniti G37 IPL comes standard with satellite navigation and is adorned with large amounts of aluminum on the center console. All the gadgetry and amenities that come standard on this car leave the cockpit feeling cluttered and the driver feeling claustrophobic.

Advantage:

BMW- Even with the Infiniti’s warmth, it looks too flashy and has a strong resemblance to a teenager’s room. There is too much clutter which seizes up any free space, ultimately ruining any sense of place or warmth. Whereas in the BMW, it’s simple yet also clean and efficient. In this vehicle the interior has achieved both a level of comfort and functionality which is lacking in the Infiniti.

Conclusion:

While the Infiniti’s sleek coupe styling won us over it’s haphazard approach to performance left us feeling underwhelmed compared to the BMW which gave us more performance and a better interior quality for $2,200 less. In short, the car that we would rather have is, without a doubt, the BMW 1M coupe. This little-sports-car-that-could draws upon BMW’s sporting legacy and is a noble contribution to its M heritage. It is the epitome of a BMW. The 1M holds an exalted and respected place in our garage due to the fact that it is more than happy to be driven casually everyday but also won’t back from the opportunity to hug the curves on Mulholland Highway.

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2011 Infiniti G37 S Coupe Rally Safety Car

2011 Infiniti G37 S Coupe Rally Safety Car

How odd would it be for rally fans to see a Nissan, let alone an Infiniti, getting its tires dirty in the world of rallying? The Japanese automaker isn’t exactly a name synonymous with rally racing, so you might need to excuse us for being a little apprehensive when word broke out that an Infiniti G37 S Coupe would be part of the Spanish Rally Championship.

Turns out, though, the G37 S Coupe will not be doing any rally racing of its own. Instead, it has been tapped as the official rally-spec safety car of the SRC. Color us surprised with this bit of news.

To cope with the rigors of the rally world, the G37 S Coupe’s chassis and suspension were strengthened. Among the new additions to the car’s make-up include new Bilstein dampers, upgraded brake pads, its very own light bar and siren, a roll cage, a new set of Sparco race seats and harnesses, a fire suppression system, and high-performance Michelin tires.

Other important features added to the rally safety car include a GPS navigation system and a plethora of communications equipment developed to assist the car in case of an emergency.

In terms of powertrain, the G37 S Coupe safety car will have the same output coming out of the standard 3,696cc 24-valve V6 engine – 320 horsepower – and will be mated to the standard six-speed manual transmission.

Infiniti may not be all that known in the world of rally racing, but if the company ever needed to get its feet wet in the often dusty and muddy world of rallying, this could be the first step in doing so.

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Grab your sunglasses; this Infiniti G37 Cabriolet is covered in 24K gold

Grab your sunglasses; this Infiniti G37 Cabriolet is covered in 24K gold

When it comes to getting a little "bling-bling," some people go way out of their way to make their cars look extreme. Take this Infiniti G37 Convertible, for example. This golden G37 Convertible was presented in a jewelry store in the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. The whole exterior was draped in 24K gold adding crazy amounts of weight and undoubtedly slowing down the Infiniti’s performance time drastically.

We don’t know what it is about covering your vehicle in gold or diamonds, but it simply does not make sense. The owners are literally putting a big sparkling sign on their car that says, "Steal me!" Remember that older Porsche 996 Turbo covered in gold that was stolen, recovered, then stolen again? It’s not the owner’s fault, but there is a thing called being cautious and these owners need a lesson or two in it.

Hit the jump to check out some more golden models ready to blind you the first chance they get.

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Video: Infiniti IPL G Coupe vs. helicopter

Video: Infiniti IPL G Coupe vs. helicopter

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.

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2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe

2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe

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.

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2011 Infiniti G Coupe

2011 Infiniti G Coupe

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.

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2011 Infiniti G Convertible

2011 Infiniti G Convertible

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.

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2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe

2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe

Infiniti today announced today the new Performance Line (IPL) and the first model in this new line: the IPL G Coupe. IPL models will be identified by a special engine cover and trunklid badging. The IPL emblem is designed to reinforce the strong message and spirit of IPL. The letter “I” features a red insert representing sporty spirit, while the Infiniti-violet “shadow” behind the letter appears like an Infiniti flag to indicate the brand’s Inspired Performance promise.

The new IPL G Coupe is powered by an advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 348 HP and 276 lb-ft of torque. The new model will be distinguished by 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. It will be offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.

On the interior the car gets red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest. The interior will also get two color treatments – Graphite and Monaco Red.

Updated 09/28/2010: Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing on the new 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe, which is set to go on sale December 10th at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The IPL G Coupe with an automatic transmission is priced at $49,850 and the 6MT version at $47,950.

Press release after the jump.

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Autumn Convertibles: 2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Autumn Convertibles: 2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Take a trip back, if you’re able, to a few weeks ago when we reviewed the Lexus IS250C. In that review we made the claim that the IS250C was a major step up from the old SC, which we hate with the same passion as Republicans hate Democrats.

While Lexus had years to realize their SC mistake, Infiniti had nothing. The company hadn’t had a convertible since 1992 with the M30. Starting from scratch might be saying a tad much, as the G37 was built with a hardtop in mind. That being said, taking the top off a car, even if it was designed to have it done, isn’t an easy task to accomplish.

With all these different factors in mind, we took out the new 2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible, with the sport package, out for a week of driving around town. Did the newest Japanese hardtop live up to big veteran Lexus?

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2011 Infiniti G37 Performance

2011 Infiniti G37 Performance

In just a few days, at the Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti will be unveiling two new special edition models. The first of them, called the G37 Performance, has already been caught total undisguised.

Compared to a standard G37 model, the Performance version gets a redesigned front bumper with a new spoiler element, larger air intake with honeycomb black mesh, and an upper half that better joins the styling lines extending past the sides of the hood. The G37 will also feature a new rear bumper, a replacement decklid spoiler, and optional tailpipes and wheels. The car sits on 19-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza 245/40 tires.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know which engine Infiniti will be placing under the hood. The only thing we do know is that the two new models have been described as "a new engine option, not an all-new model." Something tells us we won’t be getting any information on the new engine until the climactic unveiling at Pebble Beach.

Official details will be revealed on Sunday, August 15th with sales beginning at the end of the year.

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2010 Infiniti G37S

2010 Infiniti G37S

The 2010 G37 has become one of the most popular entry level luxury cars on the market. The line itself has been a hit since it evolved from the original G35 series that, at the time, only featured a sedan and a coupe, which continues to be a top seller for the brand. Fast forward a couple of years to 2008 when the G35 evolved into the G37. The new exterior was more than enough to catch a second glance at the line, however, a new power plant and safety features were also introduced with this new version of the G series. This helped many potential consumers make their decisions when purchasing a luxury sports coupe. Then, in 2009,Infiniti managed to get everyone’s attention yet again by launching a hardtop convertible version of the G37 to the market. The convertible was stunning and some would think that should be enough to please the crowds, however, Infiniti didn’t see it that way. As a result, we are introduced to the Infiniti G37S convertible in 2010 and the crowds have gone wild. Still true to its sleek line, the G37S convertible is able to keep the same sophisticated characteristics that we have come to recognize from Infiniti and, at the same time, increase the way it performs. This is thanks to a new powerplant that is able to allow the G37S convertible to evolve yet again into a luxury sports car with all of the performance and comfort features to back it up.

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Video: MT's new Fatal Four-Way Topless Drag Race

Video: MT’s new Fatal Four-Way Topless Drag Race

Motor Trend knows how to make the ultimate throw-down among rival manufacturers: pit them against each other in a good ol’ fashion fatal four-way Topless Drag Race!

For this event, MT brought together an Audi A5, a BMW 335i, a Lexus IS350, and an Infiniti G37 – all of which, incidentally, are convertibles. It’s the showdown of showdowns to determine which top-down machine takes home the coveted bragging rights for winning Motor Trend’s special Topless Drag Race.

We’d spoil you the result of the race but where’s the suspense in that? But just so you won’t get caught off-guard, we’ll give you a little teaser of what to expect – or not to expect, for that matter.

It’s not the kind of drag race you’re accustomed to seeing.

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515hp Supercharger System for Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37

515hp Supercharger System for Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37

In its standard versions the 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 engine from the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37 develops a total of 330 hp. Its good, but not impressive for a sports car like the 370Z. So Stillen comes with a Supercharger System that raises the power to an impressive 515 hp for both models.

The tuner designed a new cast aluminum intake manifold specifically for this system, featuring longer runners and a large plenum for the engine to draw air, complete with integrated air-to-water intercooler system, dramatically cooling the air charge from the Vortech V-3 Supercharger unit. The tuning steps include: an ECU based tuning device, larger 600cc injectors, and high output fuel pump.

Video and press release after the jump.

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2010 Infiniti G37 Anniversary Edition

2010 Infiniti G37 Anniversary Edition

If there’s anything the auto industry has taught us – or in any other aspect of life, for that matter – it’s that time flies faster than you think. That’s especially true now because Infiniti is celebrating its 20th anniversary in US soil this year. That’s right; 20 years.

To celebrate this milestone achievement, the Nissan-owned brand is releasing three special edition models of the G37 – a coupe version, a sedan, and a convertible. This special edition models will be limited to 350 units for the sedans and 200 units for the coupe and convertible. Prices range from $43,350 to $54,900.

The special edition comes with a 3.7-liter V6 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission, Premium and Navigation Packages, Sport Package and 4-Wheel Active Steer.

The cars also come painted in a new Graphite Shadow exterior color and is distinguished by special aluminum-alloy wheels, W-rated summer performance tires, Midnight Black grille, unique front chin spoiler or front fascia, sport side sills (Coupe and Convertible) and rear spoiler (except Convertible).

We didn’t really know that Infiniti was celebrating the big 2-0 in the US until we did some checking. But now that we do, we’d like to toast them for this special milestone. Cheers to you Infiniti!

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

The Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti will bring a drop top version of the popular G37 coupe to market in 2010. The G37 Convertible is powered by a 3.7 Liter VQ V6 with Nissan’s Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) to produce a maximum output of 325 HP. The G37 Convertible Sport with a six speed manual transmission includes sport tuned steering and larger sport brakes, along with a set of 19 inch aluminum alloys wrapped in W rated performance rubber.

The 2010 G37 Convertible comes complete with standard features like a RearView Monitor and safety features like available automatic rain sensing flat blade wipers, Pre-Crash Seat Belts and Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking. The new G37 Convretible is already on sale and starts at $44,350 for the seven speed automatic version and goes up to $46,950 for the six speed sport version, allowing owners to enjoy the thrill of open air motoring in a premium Japanese sport coupe.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe

2010 Infiniti G37 Coupe

Redesigned for 2008, the Infiniti G37 Coupe has received minor trim changes for 2010, including a revised interior and upgraded navigation and entertainment systems. For 2010 customers can chose from four different trim levels, G37 Coupe, G37 Coupe Journey, G37 Coupe Sport 6MT and G37x Coupe AWD with prices ranging from $36,050 to $40,400.

Changes for 2010: the previous "Washi" aluminum trim is replaced by a new "Shodo" style trim, the previous African Rosewood wood accents have been replaced by new, high-gloss Maple Accents, standard 8-way power passenger seats on all models, a new center console design on automatic transmission-equipped models and a number of package content changes, such as the addition of the Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster™ air purifier to the Technology Package and making RearView Monitor standard on most models.

The G37 Coupe is powered by a 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 engine rated at 330 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and mated to either a 7-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) Mode, Downshift Rev Matching and available solid magnesium paddle shifters or a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan

Aside from the 2011 Infiniti M luxury sedan, the upscale arm of the Nissan Motor Company also revealed the 2010 G37 sedan today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For the 2010 model year, Infiniti will offer the G37 in four trims. Starting out with the base model, moving on to the G37 Journey, then the all wheel drive G37x and finally the G37 Sport with a six speed manual transmission. All models will be offered with a revised exterior styling, an enhanced interior and upgraded technologies.

The 2010 G37 sedan is powered by a 3.7 Liter VVEL V6 engine that delivers 328 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque and is mated to either a seven speed automatic transmission with auto blip Downshift Rev Matching, Drive Sport Mode and Adaptive Shift Control for enhanced driving pleasure while a six speed manual is also offered as an option on the G37 Sport model.

The new Infiniti G37 comes with restyled features like new headlights and a reshaped grill, High Intensity Discharge Xenon headlights standard, more angular wide mouth front bumper and integrated fog lights. For the 2010 model year, the G37 receives two new exterior colors, Smoky Quartz and Graphite Shadow and Maple Accent Wood Trim on the interior. The new G will also be available with several packages and options like the Premium Package, Navigation Package, Technology Package, separate Sport Packages for the G37 Journey and G37x AWD, as well as a Performance Tire & Wheel Package.

Press release after the jump.

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Infiniti partners with Cirque du Soleil to create one-of-a-kind G37

Infiniti partners with Cirque du Soleil to create one-of-a-kind G37

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Infiniti of Canada used the 14th annual Canadian Art Gallery Hop Gala to formally unveil a completely tattooed G37. The car, which the company is proudly naming the G37 Anniversary Art Project Vehicle, was painted by renowned Montreal Artist Heidi Taillefer.

Infiniti also partnered with the world-famous circus touring group, Cirque du Soleil, on the project, and if you look closely at Taillefer’s artwork on the G37, you’ll notice that the design was inspired by no less than the highly innovative circus itself.

The partnership between Infiniti and Cirque du Soleil was formed as a result of the two company’s simultaneous anniversary celebrations. In addition to Inifiniti celebrating their 20th year in existence, Cirque du Soleil is celebrating an important milestone anniversary of its own, 25 years of entertaining and delighting crowds from all over the world.

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2008 Infiniti G37

2008 Infiniti G37

The Infiniti G37 Coupé offers dramatic performance in a thoroughly seductive shape. Although sharing a great deal of hardware with the G37 Sedan, the Coupé is designed to appeal to different buyer.

Among the key enhancements to the new second-generation G Coupe are a larger, more powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine, available advanced 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a dramatic new exterior design and a refined interior with intuitive, integrated technology. Top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), while 0-100 km/h takes just 5.8 seconds (on M/T version).

There are three versions of the G37 Coupé on offer – the well equipped G37 Coupé, the more luxurious GT version with leather upholstery, and the sport-oriented S version with 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a Viscous Limited Slip Differential (VLSD) and sports suspension settings among other changes.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Infiniti G37 S Coupe

2009 Infiniti G37 S Coupe

If there is one thing we can say about the 2009 Infiniti G37, it is that we liked it. We really liked it. Our Athens Blue Coupe could put a smile on your face and instantaneously make you forget about any troubles that might be clouding your day.

The car is beautiful on the inside and out, the handling is amazing and the exhaust note is nicer than the VQ35 powered Nissans, especially when you get higher up in the rev band. Our four passenger GT car is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 with VVEL variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to make an astounding 330 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and shifted through a 7 speed automatic transmission.

Once you are behind the wheel you forget about the 19 inch sport rims or the chrome front grill, even the HID headlamps won’t seem impressive when you are sitting in the Stone leather seats, gripping one of the most comfortable leather wrapped multifunction steering wheels on the market, because all you will be able to think about is the road. The G37 engages you in a way that only a fun car can.

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Initial thoughts: 2009 Infiniti G37

Initial thoughts: 2009 Infiniti G37

We have just received the 2009 Infiniti G37 in our Top Speed test fleet and we are impressed. The car is beautiful on the inside and out, the handling is amazing and the exhaust note is nicer than the VQ35 powered Nissans, especially when you get higher up in the rev band. Our Athens Blue coupe is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 with VVEL variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to make an astounding 330 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and shifted through a 7 speed automatic transmission, this is enough power and speed for you to establish a relationship with your local law enforcement officers.

To be honest the G37 looks a little odd, it has the same dual arc profile that made everyone run out and buy a G35, but the added bulges at the front and rear corners of the body made it a little difficult to photograph. It is odd because we are usually fans of wide boxed fenders, but this car will take some getting used to. That doesn’t realy matter because once you drive it, you’ll forget about the 19 inch sport wheels or the chrome front grill, even the HIDs up front and LEDs out back won’t mean a thing when you are sitting in the Stone leather seats, gripping the leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and changing the satellite radio station on the Bose stereo. This is where the fun is.

Like we said before, the G37 has plenty of go, it handles amazingly, with the added fun of rear wheel drive, and even though it may take a minute for our eyes to adjust, most people’s already have. Aside from the added displacement the latest iteration of the G car can do something that its predecessor couldn’t. Both rings on the taillight illuminate under braking, a signature move of Nissan’s Skyline, that’s what this luxury sedan based sports coupe is known as in the land of the rising sun.

Video walk around after the jump.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible US prices announced

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible US prices announced

After announcing the European prices for the Infiniti G37 Convertible, the Japanese luxury automaker has also announced the vehicle’s pricing for the U.S. market. The drop top Infiniti will go on sale June 19, and prices will start from $43,850 for the G37 Convertible and $43,900 for the G37 Convertible Sport with a six speed manyal transmission.

When it is released, the Infiniti G37 Convertible will be powered by 3.7 Liiter V6 engine mated ro either a 7-speed automatic transmission or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission making 325 HP.

Press release after the jump.

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Infiniti G37 Convertible - European prices revealed

Infiniti G37 Convertible - European prices revealed

Infiniti Europe has just announced pricing for the new G37 Convertible. The cost will vary from country to country, meaning that the customers in France, Italy, and Spain will pay €52,600, €53,900, and €56,100 respectively. The top of the line, GT premium package adds an extra €3,600. Prices for the U.K. will be announced at a later date.

The Infiniti G37 Convertible is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 that sends 320 HP straight to the rear wheels. The drop top Infiniti will sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.2 seconds (for the manual version) and reach a top speed of a limited 155 MPH.

Standard equipment for the G37 Convertible includes: 19 inch alloy wheels with sport brakes to slow down the new V6, a wind deflector to keep your hair from getting tangled, luxurious leather seats, active cornering Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED rears, dual-zone adaptive climate control with automatic air recirculation, Infiniti Intelligent Key. The GT Premium package adds a 30Gb HDD navigation system.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 - 2010 Infiniti G37 convertible

2009 - 2010 Infiniti G37 convertible

Infiniti revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show the first ever convertible model in the G line-up. The car doesn’t stray much from the G37’s original recipe, and it carries over the coupe’s platform and engine. The biggest addition to the car is the extra sky available form the folding hardtop. Sales of the topless G will begin in spring of 2009.

The G37 convertible is powered by the same 3.7-liter V6 engine as the coupe version that delivers 325 hp @ 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 267 lbs-ft @5,200 rpm. The engine is mated to either an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

The model is offered in two different trim versions: the G37 Convertible and the G37S Convertible Sport 6MT, which adds sport-tuned steering and larger sport brakes, along with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and W-rated performance tires.

The problem with many convertibles is that top-down motoring can create a lot of wind in the passenger cabin. The G37 convertible combats the effects in two ways. When the three-pieces folding steel top is down, the Bose audio system will change the radio setting depending on detected outside noise. Also, the climate control system will adjust fan speed in accordance to top position and vehicle speed.

For the Bloomingdale’s Holiday Catalog, Infiniti added a G Convertible Premier Edition limited to only 200 units.

Updated 02/09/2010: The Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti will continue to offer the G37 Convertible for the 2010MY. Prices start at $44,350 for the seven speed automatic version and goes up to $46,950 for the six speed sport version. The 2010 G37 Convertible comes complete with standard features like a RearView Monitor and safety features like available automatic rain sensing flat blade wipers, Pre-Crash Seat Belts and Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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Life Imitates art with the Gran Turismo G37 by Zele International

Life Imitates art with the Gran Turismo G37 by Zele International

With the Gran Turismo G37 Japanese tuners, Zele International, have given new meaning to the video game’s subtitle, "the real driving simulator." That is because they are bringing life to the original Gran Turismo G37 that was designed by Polyphony Digital as a car that can be played in their latest offering Gran Turismo 5. Fans of the video game will be able to get behind the wheel, in real life, of the Gran Turismo G37 thanks to a new body kit from Zele. The kit consists of a new grill, front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear wing and diffuser, all made from carbon fiber. The kit will upgrade any ordinary Infiniti G37 into a unique Gran Turismo version straight out of the video game. There are no performance upgrades for the 330 HP Infiniti to go along with the styling kit, but expect that the reduction in weight and added aerodynamic grip will make the Infiniti even more fun to drive.

The body kit is priced at 382,600 Yen ($4,160 USD) and is for sale in Japan only, there is no word about exporting the kit at this time.

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Infiniti G37 Convertible - new official image

Infiniti G37 Convertible - new official image

The L.A. auto show is one day away, and the auto show page revealed new images of the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible. The drop-top G37 will go on sale in the U.S. early next year, and Europe should get the car by the end of 2009.

The convertible version is based on the current G37 coupe and will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop, enabling it to keep a coupe-like roofline. The convertible also features a unique interior treatment with automatic adjustment to audio and ventilation systems so the top-down driving experience is still pampered.

Under the hood Infiniti is using an engine already used in the coupe and sedan versions, as well as another car debuting in LA, the 370Z. The engine is the 3.7-liter V-6 rated at 328 hp and is mated to a choice of a new 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

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2008 Infiniti G37 Convertible Bloomingdale Special Edition

2008 Infiniti G37 Convertible Bloomingdale Special Edition

Although this car may look cool, be careful. When someone asks where you got this special edition Infiniti G37 convertible, you may have to respond, "I got it at Bloomies!" - not very manly.

This limited edition G37 is offered exclusively through Bloomingdale’s annual holiday catalog. The Infiniti Premier Edition G37 convertible features a dark gray Platinum Graphite exterior, exclusive Monaco Red leather-trimmed interior with hand-crafted, red-stained genuine maple wood trim, and a special grille and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Pricing has not yet been announced, but orders for this special edition will be taken starting at noon on November 10th. Not bad considering the car premieres at the Los Angles Auto Show, which starts November 21st.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan and Coupe pricing announced

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan and Coupe pricing announced

Infiniti today announced pricing on the 2009 G37 Coupe and sedan, , which go on sale at Infiniti dealers nationwide on November 5, 2008. Both the G37 Sedan and G37 Coupe receive extensive revisions for the 2009 model year.

Pricing are as follows: G37 Coupe (3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/manual shift) $35,900; G37 Coupe Journey (3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/ manual shift) $36,650; G37x Coupe AWD (3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/ manual shift) $38,700; G37S Coupe Sport 6MT (3.7L DOHC V-6 6-speed manual) $37,000; and for the sedan: G37 Sedan (3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/ manual shift) $33,250; G37 Sedan Journey (3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/ manual shift) $33,700; G37x Sedan (AWD 3.7L DOHC V-6 7-spd auto w/ manual shift) $35,750; G37S Sedan Sport 6MT (3.7L DOHC V-6 6-spd manual) $34,250.

Updates for 2009 include: new 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine with VVEL for the sedan version, new all-wheel drive system for the coupe version; new 7-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) for both coupe and sedan.

Press release after the jump.

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Infiniti G37 Convertible - new image available

Infiniti G37 Convertible - new image available

Infiniti revealed today a new image of the 2009 G37 Convertible that will make its world debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Based on the current G37 Coupe, the new G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop. The Infiniti G37 Convertible is expected to be powered by the same 328 hp 3.7-liter V6 engine that is in the coupe version and possible 7-speed automatic transmission.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe - pricing announced

2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe - pricing announced

Infiniti will increase its pricing on the 2009 G37 coupe. Compared to the 2008 model year, most increases are about $1000. Pricing are as follows: the standard G37 coupe is now $35,900 (up from $34,900 in 2008), G37x AWD is $38,700, G37 coupe in Journey trim is $36,650 (up from $35,650 in 2008) and the G37S in 6MT trim is priced at $37,000 (up from $36,200).

Infiniti believes that with these increased prices there is also increased value. Highway mpg goes from 24 mpg to 26 on 2009 rear wheel drive models. A new color "Moonlight white" is added to replace ivory pearl. Also, for an extra $130, 2009 models have an optional glass breakage sensor.

So, you can go to the dealer now and get a 2008 model, or pay $1000 more and wait and for a 2009 model with better fuel economy and new options.

Thanks to David for the tips

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Infiniti G37 Convertible will be launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Infiniti G37 Convertible will be launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Infiniti has confirmed that the G37 Convertible will be launched in first quarter of 2009. It will make its world debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This will be Infinity’s first convertible since the little-loved M30 of the early 90s.

The new G37 Convertible is set for a mid-2009 model year introduction. Based on the current G37 Coupe, the new G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop and available unique interior treatment.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan

2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan

Infiniti will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the 2009 G37 Sedan, a model designed especially for the European market. It will be offered with either a rear- or all-wheel drive system with drive taken to the wheels via a slick six-speed manual or an advanced seven-speed automatic transmission.

Four-Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) is available as part of the Infiniti G37 Sport model (see standard and optional equipment). This helps improve handling performance by varying the front steering ratio and adjusting the geometry of the rear suspension according to steering input and vehicle speed.

An AWD version, known as the Infiniti G37x, uses Infiniti’s ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system, as found on EX37 and FX models will also be available.

The G37 Sedan will be powered by a 3.7-litre version of VQ engine family. Regularly honoured in independent awards the world over, the twin cam 24 valve V6 produces over 310PS and an impressive over 350Nm of torque. Prices for the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan with 7-speed automatic transmission starts at $33,250.

Press release after the jump.

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Infiniti Europe launches internet based "reservation list"

Infiniti Europe launches internet based "reservation list"

Infiniti, Europe’s newest premium car brand, has launched an internet based ‘reservation list’ in response to demand from customers eager to be among the first in their country to own one of the company’s range of performance cars when deliveries start from October 2008. Potential Infiniti owners can sign up by visiting www.infiniti.eu where the list has now opened.

The process is very simple. After entering a few details, Infiniti allocates the customer a personal reservation number. This is then passed to the nearest Infiniti Centre who will contact the customer before pre-ordering opens, inviting he or she to place their order which will then be given priority. But anyone hoping to jump the queue had better sign up soon. Infiniti’s reservation list will only be open for a limited time until 30 September 2008. According to Infiniti Europe’s Marketing Director, Bastien Schupp, almost 10,000 people have already signed up on www.infiniti.eu to be an Infiniti Insider. “We’re pleased to see that excitement and anticipation are building even faster than we expected,” Schupp said.

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Infiniti G37 Convertible confirmed

Infiniti G37 Convertible confirmed

In a document presenting the financial results for the fiscal year 2007, ending March 31, 2008, Nissan revealed plans for 2008. Nissan will launch nine all-new products during fiscal 2008: Teana, Infiniti FX, Maxima, Bakkie successor, Qashqai+2, a mini SUV, Cube, Z and Infiniti G37 Convertible.

The 2009 G37 Convertible will be inspired by the 2008 Coupe version; this means it will combine the same exhilarating performance, stunning styling and modern, sporty interior of the original Infiniti G Coupe.

Under the hood of the Convertible version we will see a 3.7 liter V6 engine with an output of 330 hp and a peak torque of 269 lbs-ft.

The Infiniti G37 Convertible will go on sale in February 2009 in the United States.

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Infinty G37 Coupe

Infinty G37 Coupe

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This week in brief

Here are the most important news of the week:

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2008 Infiniti EX37
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sedan
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2008 Maserati GranTurismo S
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2008 Mitsubishi Prototype-S
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2008 Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro
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2008 Opel Meriva Concept
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AWD for the Infiniti G37

AWD for the Infiniti G37

Infiniti has announced that the all new G37 will also get an AWD version. First models that will get the new system will be the 2008 M45 and the G35 Sport Sedan, followed by the G37 Coupe later on.

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2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe pricing announced

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe pricing announced

Infiniti today announced the MSRP for the all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe, which goes on sale August 21 at Infiniti retailers nationwide. The MSRP starts at $34,250 for the rear-wheel drive 330 hp 3.7-liter V6-equipped 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe (with 5-speed automatic transmission); $35,000 for Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey model (with
5-speed automatic transmission); and $35,550 for the G37 Coupe Sport 6MT model (with close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission).

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2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

BMW and Audi be afraid! Infiniti is getting serious about its convertible! A 500 hp G37 is on the way. Inspired by the Coupe version unveiled this year at New York Auto Show, the Convertible version will be launched in 2009.

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Top ten most anticipated 2008 luxury cars

Top ten most anticipated 2008 luxury cars

What do all this models have in comun? Maybe that they are luxury cars, or maybe expensive. No, is not that. The only thing they have in comun is this: they are not on sale yet, but they have a very long waiting list.
These cars have a big impact on the brands they represent — more than likely, an impact out of proportion to the expected sales volumes — and most of them, like the high-performance, 2008 BMW M3, are new versions of an existing model name. This illustrates an age-old, auto (...)

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Infiniti G37 Coupe-Convertible to be unveiled in 2009

Infiniti G37 Coupe-Convertible to be unveiled in 2009

When Infiniti launched the G37 in March, they announced it will be a big competitor for the BMW 3-Series Coupe. It is more than normal for Infiniti to also target the 3-Series Convertible. And they will starting 2009 when the company will unveil the G37 Coupe-Convertible.
The G37 Coupe-Convertible will have the same design elements as the Coupe version. Under the hood there will be a 3.7 liter V6 engine with an output of 330 hp and a peak torque of 269 (...)

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Infiniti Coupe Concept to compete in the 2007 Concorso d'Eleganza

Infiniti Coupe Concept to compete in the 2007 Concorso d’Eleganza

The dramatic Infiniti Coupe Concept has been selected to compete in the 2007 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the most traditional of all beauty contests for classic automobiles and contemporary concept cars.
The annual contest will be held from April 20-23 at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy - the site of the Concorso since its origin in 1929.
The Coupe Concept, a design exploration of future Infiniti sports coupe concepts, was created by Nissan Motor Co.’s design (...)

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Infinity G37 to debut at NYIAS

Infinity G37 to debut at NYIAS

Nissan has announced today that its next Coupe will be called G37 and will be unveiled at New York International Auto Show.
The new G37 Coupe will be powered by a 3.7 liter V6 engine, a bit larger than the 3.5 liter one used in G35. The G37 will be naturally aspirated, but there are also rumors that a GT-R twin-turbo model will be available.
Next to the G37, Infiniti will unveil the EX Concept, a crossover-coupe that will preview the technology that Infiniti will use on its production (...)

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