Infiniti G37 Sedan, Convertible Revealed
Infiniti has tried to play Terminix to BMW's Bavarian Cockroach 3-Series. For the most part, the Japanese automaker's done a fine job. To keep up with the Bimmer's new turbocharged engine (that makes some unknown amount of horsepower over 300), Infiniti is kicking-up the power and displacement of their VQ V6. The G sedan now gets the same 3.7-liter V6 as the coupe, pounding out some 330 horsepower. The optional automatic (don't fret – 3rd pedal is standard) now jumps to seven forward gears. And an all wheel-drive version will also be available. In
other Infiniti news, there's an official photo of the upcoming G37 convertible as well. It seems that they were peeved at how nasty most of the amateur photochops looked, so they put out a picture of the real deal. Just on the basis of the one picture, I think it looks fine, if a little too Solara convertible. The G unit's got the classic four-seat convertible big caboose, and the rear deck isn't as flat as the convertible 3-Series. The folding hardtop G37 will be revealed at the LA Auto Show in September.
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When will the sedan be arriving? The new automatic is even more welcome than the new engine. One of TrueDelta's panel members recently dumped a G37 coupe because the five-speed automatic resulted in dismal highway fuel economy.
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