2009 Infiniti G37

The 2009 Infiniti G37: Convertible and AWD Offerings

The 2009 G37 Sedan is here and Infiniti promises a G37 Cabriolet for next spring. What could be better? How about the addition of a new G37x model with all-wheel drive?

The G35 Sedan is becoming the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan with an all new 328-hp teamed with a new seven-speed automatic or a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. Other changes for the 2009 G Sedan include new available sport brakes with four-piston front/two-piston rear calipers and 14-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors, new 18-inch alloys and standard Scratch Shield paint, the manufacturer’s miraculous self-healing clearcoat finish. In addition, Infiniti has confirmed that the Infiniti G37 Convertible will arrive in the first quarter of next year as a 2009 model following a world debut at November’ s Los Angeles Auto Show.

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Release Based on the current G37 Coupe, the G Convertible promises stunningly seductive styling and G-worthy dynamic performance. The new G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop to keep a coupe-like roofline and available unique interior treatment. Audio and HVAC systems have been enhanced to provide an inviting experience with the top up or down.

For many, however, the biggest news is the addition of a new G37x model with all-wheel drive. It offers the new seven-speed automatic
transmission with Drive Sport (DS) Mode and Downshift Rev Matching. As of this fall, the lineup consists of the rear-wheel drive 2009 G37 Sedan, available in three models &45; G37, G37 Journey and G37S Sport &45; plus the all-wheel-drive G37x.

The 3.7-liter DOHC V6 is the heart of the G37. It is rated at 328 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque with a 7,500 rpm redline, giving it a distinct edge over the 3.5-liter V6 found in G35 models. With new features such as Variable Valve Event and Lift control, the 3.7-liter is a responsive motor that puts maximum torque in the middle of the rev range. It powers the G37 from zero-to-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. The car hits 100 mph from a stop in 13.2 seconds and does the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds at 103 mph. In other words, the new V6 is a winner and the G37, no matter what model, is a formidable road car.

The Infiniti G37 is a cutting-edge car with its available Four-Wheel Active Steer system, large LED taillights, bi-xenon headlights, rear underbody air diffusers, chrome tip exhaust and 18-inch wheels as standard. The coupe also comes with a sliding glass moonroof, heated mirrors and eight color options. Completing the mechanical package is a rear viscous limited-slip differential and four-wheel, all-aluminum, independent, multi-link suspension plus 14-inch discs with four-piston calipers up front and 13.8-inch rotors with two-piston calipers in the rear.

Inside the Infiniti G37, drivers are greeted by a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system, one of the best available in any car. The nav system comes with real-time traffic information reporting and Voice Recognition/Activation for common climate control, navigation, audio
system and phone functions. Standard leather seats offer eight-way power adjustment. A Bose-designed sound system with 11 speakers and a 9.3GB hard drive serves up the tunes. A rearview monitor prevents the unthinkable. Go for the upmarket Sport trim and you get special 14-way adjustable sport-styled seats with thigh extensions and power adjustable torso and thigh bolsters for the driver, unique steering wheel stitching and race-grip aluminum pedals.

Infinitit’ s intelligent four-wheel drive system, called ATTESA E-TS‘ (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split), uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically transfers optimum torque to the wheels according to road and driving conditions. The system provides outstanding handling due to optimum torque distribution from front to rear (50:50 up to 0:100). ATTESA E-TS‘ also provides high starting traction performance and smooth, stable acceleration, especially in snow-covered or off-road situations with a 50:50 torque split at standing start.

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Rear Profile Accelerating from a standing stop, the ATTESA E-TS‘ system provides power to all four wheels. Once up to speed, if the system’ s sensors detect that all-wheel drive is not needed, up to 100 percent of the power is sent to the rear wheels. This rear-bias offers better handling balance and improved fuel efficiency. The system can then divert power forward at any time as traction/road conditions dictate, helping ensure that power always goes where grip is the greatest.
The G series offers the Rear Active Steer system. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features precise, electronic motor-driven control to turn the rear wheels up to one degree, helping generate a nimble steering response at low speeds and enhance stability at high speeds. Rear Active Steer moves the rear wheels in accordance with the front-wheel steering angle and vehicle speed, rather than passively following the front wheels. The result is a vehicle that is able to change direction with improved quickness, precision and stability.

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