2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan Features Refreshed Exterior Styling, Refined Interior and Enhanced Navigation SystemInfiniti's Top Selling Model Continues to Offer Exceptional Performance, Style and Luxury
Since Infiniti first burst on the automotive scene 20 years ago, it has maintained a reputation as having not only one of the most dynamic product lineups in the but also one of the freshest – wîth a constant stream of new or enhanced models. The 2010 calendar year is no exception wîth a greatly refined Infiniti G37 Sedan debuting prior the scheduled launches of all-new, next generations of the Infiniti M and Infiniti QX.
For 2010, the G Sedan, Infiniti's top-selling model, features revised exterior styling, an enhanced interior treatment and upgraded technology features. Most of the enhancements, except for the exterior refinements, are also available on the 2010 G37 Coupe and recently introduced G37 Convertible. 2010 G buyers have a range of four well-equipped models to choose from – G37 Sedan, G37 Sedan Journey, G37S Sedan Sport 6MT and G37x Sedan AWD.
All 2010 G Sedans are equipped wîth a refined 328-horsepower 3.7-liter VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) V6. A smooth, efficient 7-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models except the G37 Sport 6MT, which, as appropriate for a cutting-edge performance sports sedan, comes wîth a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The G37x Sedan AWD is equipped wîth an advanced Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system for enhanced all-weather performance.
'The Infiniti G is a vehicle for people who never slow down or settle for the status quo, so our goal has always been to keep the design fresh, the performance engaging and the equipment perfectly in-tune wîth the needs of these active owners,' said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Únit.
Refreshed, Sporty Styling For 2010
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|Engine : 3.7 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 328 hp
Torque: 269 ft-lbs
7-speed Automatic, 6-speed Manual
For 2010, the G Sedan retains its visually striking exterior design, wîth its long, wave-like hood, raked A-pillars and athletic stance projecting a balance of power and grace that is suggestive of the performance potential within.
The front of the G Sedan is highlighted by its new headlights and grille, which offer a crisp form and high quality feel. The G's standard fog lights have been moved from their previous location in the headlight cluster to the lower fascia where they help provide a more upscale and distinctive appearance. Every G offers standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional Xenon headlights. G37 Sport models also receive a new, distinctive front fascia and separate fog lights. The silhouette offers a wedged roofline and a sweeping bodyside character line that emphasizes both the rich shoulder surfaces and the G's rear-wheel drive orientation.
In the rear, the refined, evolutional L-shaped LED taillights express the G heritage and the Infiniti design identity. The trunk lid is accented by an integrated spoiler, while prominent dual exhaust outlets complete the sporty appearance. All 2010 models receive a revised rear fascia wîth an improved exhaust finisher treatment. G37, G37 Journey and G37x AWD models feature a new 17-inch 5-spoke 'triple forks' aluminum-alloy wheel design.
Two new exterior colors are offered for 2010, Smoky Quartz and Graphite Shadow, along wîth carryover colors Vibrant Red, Lakeshore Slate, Liquid Platinum, Blue Slate, Black Obsidian and Moonlight White.Interior Refinements Add to Crafted, Quality Feel
Like the exterior, the 2010 G Sedan's interior has been given a fresh look and feel for the new model year, along wîth upgrades to the navigation system and revised optional package content. Every G37 Sedan offers a crafted interior environment and luxury features such as standard leather-appointed seating and an available audiophile-quality Infiniti Studio on Wheels® by Bose® premium audio system, which combines Bose'®s 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers wîth a parcel shelf-mounted subwoofer.
A 2GB Music Box Flash Memory Music Server is available wîth the Premium Package. Other enhancements for 2010 include a new, predominately white color scheme for the gauges and LCD instrument display, improving both legibility and cohesiveness of design. There is also a new center console design (7AT models) and the previous 'Washi' aluminum trim has been replaced by 'Shodo' aluminum trim inspired by a style of Japanese calligraphy. The Wheat and Stone leather-appointed interior colors are now lighter (Graphite color also available), and the available maple interior accents are now high gloss.
Únchanged is the G's harmony between the dedicated driver's cockpit and comfortable passenger space – and between modern technology and traditional Japanese design cues. The result is a 'modern warmth' that is unique in the sport sedan §egmènt. The driver's area has a simple, intuitive layout wîth easy-to-read electroluminescent gauges. A center information display, located between the tachometer and speedometer, conveys updates from the drive computer (average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel economy, average speed, elapsed time, running distance, distance to empty, outside air temperature, warning displays, odometer and automatic transmission shift indicator).
The G's available Infiniti Navigation System has been enhanced wîth 08IT technology and a new display screen wîth higher resolution than the previous generation system's screen. Along wîth the previously available XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information, the navigation system adds NavWeather™ wîth Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat® Restaurant Guide. The system also includes a touch screen, Voice Recognition and a 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.
Other technologies include standard Infiniti Intelligent Key wîth Push Button Ignition, standard 7.0-inch color monitor display, standard XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), available RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and Intelligent Cruise Control wîth Preview Braking.Powerful, Responsive 3.7-liter V6 Performance
As stunning as the G Sedan looks from the outside, its real beauty is best experienced from behind the wheel. The G's balanced dynamic performance starts wîth its advanced 3.7-liter VQ37HR V6 wîth VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift). Rated at 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, the engine's VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side to help improve performance and response. The VVEL system also offers improved emissions and fuel efficiency over the non-VVEL designs. The VVEL intake camshafts, featuring continuously variable lift control teamed wîth the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allow for a 7,600 rpm redline.
The engine also features rigid ladder frame construction, large crank journal and pin diameters, asymmetric piston skirts, twin knock sensors, an electronically controlled 'drive-by-wire' throttle system, coated lightweight pistons, Iridium spark plugs and a symmetric twin air intake system. The specially tuned dual exhaust system features equal length exhaust manifolds and low muffler exhaust backpressure to help improve engine breathing. Both intake and exhaust enhance driving pleasure wîth their authentic performance notes.
To help take full advantage of the refined engine design, the G37 Sedan comes wîth a standard (except for the G37S Sport 6MT model) 7-speed automatic transmission wîth Downshift Rev Matching, Drive Sport mode and ASC (Adaptive Shift Control) that allows for sportier shifts in performance driving situations. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are standard on G37 Special Edition models and as part of the Sport Package for G37 Journey and G37x AWD models. The G37S Sport 6MT features a smooth-shifting, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
'It is important to us to offer the G Sedan wîth a choice of transmissions – the 6-speed manual for the pure sports enthusiasts and our refined 7-speed automatic that, especially when combined wîth the available §teering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, provides nearly the same high level of driver control,' said Poore.
Estimated fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg City and 27 mpg Highway wîth the 7-speed automatic transmission and 17 mpg City/25 mpg Highway AWD wîth the 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Fuel economy for G37x AWD models is estimated at 18 City/25 Highway
Along wîth the 3.7-liter engine, every 2010 G37 Sedan is equipped wîth the advanced FM platform, which locates the engine behind the front axle in the 'Front Mid-ship' position. The positioning of the engine provides good front-to-rear weight balance, while the combination of long wheelbase, manageable overall length and wide front and rear track adds to the G Sedan's overall handling stability. The G37's suspension is a 4-wheel independent design wîth lightweight aluminum components and front and rear stabilizer bars, designed to provide nimble and natural feeling handling, as well as a controlled, refined ride.
The front suspension minimizes alignment changes through use of a single pivot lower wishbone and a long upper link. The rear suspension design separates the shock absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline wîth the wheel center to help reduce suspension friction and reduce the wind-up motion of the axle on acceleration.
The Infiniti G37 6MT and G37 Journey models wîth the optional Sport Package include a sport-tuned suspension and 14.7:1 sport-tuned §teering gear.
The G37x Sedan AWD model features a state-of-the-art 'intelligent' all-wheel drive system wîth Infiniti's ATTESA E-TS® (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system. The system utilizes an active torque distribution management system wîth an active center clutch designed for smooth starts and better traction and maneuverability on snowy roads than conventional all-wheel drive systems, plus minimal compromise of rear-wheel drive performance characteristics on dry roads.
All 2010 G37s, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, come wîth standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), helping to enhance vehicle stability under a variety of driving conditions, while Viscous Limited Slip Differential (VLSD) is included on the G37S Sport 6MT and G37 Journey Sport Package-equipped vehicles.
The G's brake system utilizes power-assisted 4-wheel vented disc brakes wîth 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Larger brakes (14.0-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) wîth 4-piston front/2-piston rear calipers are standard on the G37S Sport 6MT and the G37 Journey wîth Sport Package. Also available is a Preview Braking system (with Intelligent Cruise Control). The power §teering system is a vehicle-speed-sensing design, which provides optimum §teering effort at both high and low vehicle speeds.
The 2010 G37 features a new standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design wîth P225/55R17 tires. Larger 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and P225/50R18 front and P245/45R18 rear W-rated tires are standard on the G37 Sport 6MT and Sport Package-equipped G37 Journey models. A Performance Tire & Wheel Package wîth 18-inch wheel and P225/50R18 front and rear all-season tires is also available on the G37 Journey (non-Sport Package) and G37x AWD.
All G37 Sedans come equipped wîth Infiniti's Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual-stage supplemental front air bags wîth seat belt and occupant classification sensors is standard, along wîth roof-mounted side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection and roof-mounted side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.
Also standard are 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's side ELR only) and front seat belts wîth pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints and the LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). Brake-Operated Pre-Crash Seat Belts are available as part of the Technology Package. The G37 Sedan also features Zone Body Construction wîth front and rear crushable zones to help disperse crash energy around the passenger compartment.Four Well-Equipped Models
The 2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan is available in four models – G37, G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
In addition to the long list of standard and available equipment on the G37, G37 Journey and G37x AWD models, G35 Sport 6MT models (as well as G37 Journey and G37x models equipped wîth the Sport Package) add drilled aluminum pedals, sport seats wîth thigh extensions and driver's power bolster adjustments, upgraded brakes (not available on G37x AWD) and Viscous Limited Slip Differential) not available on G37x AWD), along wîth magnesium paddle shifters on automatic transmission models.
Several options and packages are available for the 2010 G37 Sedan, including the Premium Package, Navigation Package, Technology Package, Sport Package (G37 Journey), Sport Package (G37x AWD), Performance Tire & Wheel Package and Maple Accents Wood Trim.Source - Infiniti
010 Infiniti G Convertible Enters Second Year with Interior Refinements, Enhanced Navigation System Seductive Coupe-like Styling, Three-Piece Folding Hardtop and 325 Horsepower 3.7-Liter VVEL V6 Provide Convenient Year-Round, Open-Air Driving Excitement
In 2009, the Infiniti G Convertible brought a whole new dimension to the popular Infiniti G line, literally blowing the top off wîth the wide-open exhilaration of open-air motoring. Now, just one model year later, the Infiniti G Convertible adds a number of enhancements – including revised interior features, new navigation system functions, power folding outside mirrors and a new Graphite Shadow exterior color. Únchanged is the G Convertible's ability to rejuvenate the spirit wîth its seductive styling and exciting performance – along wîth its advanced three-piece power retractable hardtop.
'The G Convertible made an immediate and lasting impression when it was introduced wîth its ‘dual beauty' top design that looks as good up or down,' said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Únit. 'Now we're coming back a year later wîth additional interior refinements and an enhanced navigation, adding a new level of convenience and style to an already outstanding design.'
Every G Convertible comes equipped wîth a standard 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 wîth VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift) rated at 325 horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission wîth available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)Seductive Styling Inside and Out
The G Convertible maintains a coupe-like silhouette wîth the top up through use of a special three-piece 'clamshell' retractable hardtop, which allows for both a stylish shorter rear overhang and a low trunk lid. Compared to G Coupe, the G Convertible utilizes all-new body panels from the A-pillar back, along wîth a 1.1-inch wider overall width, wider rear track and modified rear suspension.
Along wîth its stunning G Coupe-like proportions, the G Convertible offers signature Infiniti styling cues such as flowing front fender curves, a wave-style aluminum hood, expressive front fascia wîth double-arch grille and L-shaped High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights wîth integrated fog lamps. The G37 Convertible Sport 6MT and G37 Convertible wîth Sport Package include a unique front fascia/bumper design.
In the rear, the taillights are unique to the G Convertible, incorporating an inner 'circle of light' for added style. The chrome rear trunk finisher incorporates both an integrated high-mount stoplight and the small camera for the standard RearView Monitor system.
The automatic top opening/closing sequence takes approximately 30 seconds from start to finish. The open/close switch is located on the center console, just behind the transmission shifter lever.
'With the top up, the G Convertible's seductive styling hides the fact that it's a convertible. With the top down, it takes on a personality all its own – revealing its beautiful, equally dramatic interior design. It's a car you can't stop lòòking at,' said Poore.
For 2010, the G Convertible is offered in eight exterior colors: Vibrant Red, Athens Blue, Liquid Platinum, Black Obsidian, Midnight Garnet, Moonlight White, Pacific Sky and new Graphite Shadow.
The G Convertible's interior design combines sophistication, craftsmanship and thoughtfulness wîth unique, available systems created to enhance the open-air driving experience. The driver-oriented cockpit features a new, redesigned center console (automatic transmission only) wîth a higher quality appearance, an Infiniti signature instrument panel design wîth Infiniti electroluminescent instrumentation wîth new white illumination color scheme, integrated multi-function information drive computer display and signature Infiniti analog clock.
The double hand-stitched leather-covered §teering wheel is designed for maximum comfort and usability, wîth standard wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. Solid magnesium paddle shifters are available for the 7-speed automatic transmission (G37 Convertible wîth Sport Package only).
Special Silk Obi aluminum interior trim, inspired by fine Japanese silk and unique to the G Convertible, is located across the instrument panel, on the center console and on the door panels. Also available are interior Maple Accents. Leather-appointed seating is standard and is offered in three colors – Graphite (black), Wheat and Stone.
Heated 8-way power driver/8-way front passenger seats are standard, wîth Climate-Controlled Seats (with heating and cooling functions) available as part of the Premium Package on non-Sport models. The G37 Convertible Sport 6MT and G37 Convertible wîth Sport Package include special sport-styled front seats wîth manual thigh extension and driver's power thigh and torso support – along wîth sport stitching for the front seats and §teering wheel, high-grip aluminum pedals and foot rest and, wîth the 7-speed automatic, solid magnesium paddle shifters. A power walk-in device wîth position memory provides easy access to the 2nd row seats (the front seats move forward automatically at the touch of a button to allow passengers into the rear seats). An available rear wind deflector helps reduce wind turbulence when the top is down.
The 2010 G Convertible's long list of comfort and convenience features includes standard Infiniti Intelligent Key wîth Push Button Ignition and an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control System air conditioning system that adjusts to provide optimal comfort wîth the top up or down.
Two audio systems are available, starting wîth a standard 6-speaker AM/FM/CD system wîth MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and center console-mounted auxiliary input, 7-inch color display and XM® Satellite Radio. A second system is also offered – a 13-speaker Infiniti Bose® Open Air Sound system wîth AudioPilot® 2.0 technology that automatically optimizes EQ settings for open/closed top positions. The system's special Bose® Front seat Personal Speakers, mounted in the front seat head restraints, enable superior front audio quality regardless of the top position. A 2GB Music Box Flash Memory Music Server is included in the Premium Package.
Other available G Convertible features include standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and the available Infiniti Navigation System wîth available XM NavTraffic® and NavWeather® (XM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews, touch screen and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.
'The design of the G Convertible interior takes into consideration the typical distractions from fully enjoying open air driving, such as added interior noise and turbulence, added heating and cooling system demand and even the fact that the seating surfaces can get hot in the sun or cool at night,' said Poore. 'Its inspired design anticipates the needs of the user and presents solutions, enhancing the comfort and enjoyment of the driver and passengers.'Liberating Dynamic Performance
Like the G Coupe and G Sedan, the G Convertible's outstanding dynamic performance credentials start wîth a combination of its advanced FM platform and award-winning V6 engine. 'What would be the fun of a convertible without exhilarating levels of performance and handling?' said Poore. 'Like the true G that it is, the G Convertible doesn't disappoint.'
Every 2010 G Convertible comes equipped wîth a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine wîth VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift), rated at 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side, helping to improve not only performance and response but also emissions and fuel efficiency (over a non-VVEL system).
The engine is mated to a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission wîth manual mode, downshift rev matching, Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that allows for quicker shifts in sporty driving situations and available solid magnesium paddle shifters; or a responsive, lightweight close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission on the G37 Convertible Sport 6MT.
The G Convertible's responsive handling and ride performance is provided by its advanced FM (Front Mid-ship) platform design, which optimizes front/rear weight balance and creates a rigid, stable foundation for the 4-wheel independent suspension. The front suspension is an independent double-wishbone design, wîth a single pivot lower wishbone and a long upper link. The multi-link rear suspension separates the Dual Flow Path® shock absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline wîth the wheel center. These designs help minimize alignment changes and reduce suspension friction for nimble handling and smooth riding characteristics.
Responsive §teering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensing system, wîth sport-tuned §teering offered wîth the G37 Convertible Sport 6MT and G37 Convertible wîth Sport Package. Standard on all G Convertibles is Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) wîth cancel switch and Traction Control System (TCS).
Braking performance is provided by standard 4-wheel vented discs wîth 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The G37 Convertible wîth Sport Package and G37 Convertible Sport 6MT are further enhanced wîth larger ventilated rotors (14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear) and aluminum four-piston calipers front/two-piston calipers rear, embossed wîth Infiniti lettering.
Also available is Infiniti's Intelligent Cruise Control wîth Preview Braking, which assists in maintaining a consistent following distance from the vehicle ahead. It also identifies sudden braking situations wîth laser sensors to determine distance and relative speed of the vehicle ahead in the same lane and 'pre-pressurizes' the Brake Assist system before the driver steps on the brake pedal.
Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels wîth Dunlop SP Sport MAXX A1-A P225/50R18 front and P245/45R18 rear all-season tires are standard on the G37 Convertible, while the G37 Convertible Sport 6MT utilizes special 19-inch cast aluminum-alloy wheels wîth Bridgestone Potenza RE050A high performance tires (P225/45R19 front and P245/40R19 rear). The 19-inch wheels and tires are also available on the G37 Convertible as part of the Sport or Performance Tire & Wheel Packages.
An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual-stage supplemental front air bags wîth seat belt and occupant classification sensor is standard, along wîth door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for driver and front-seat passenger protection, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and front seat Active Head Restraints.
The rear seat includes fixed head restraints wîth rear Pop-up Roll Bars. The G Convertible also features reinforced front side members, front pillars and body sills.Two Well-Equipped Models
The 2010 Infiniti G Convertible is available in two models: G37 Convertible and G37 Convertible Sport 6MT. A number of options and packages are available, including a Premium Package that features the Bose® Open Air Audio Sound System wîth 13 speakers and AudioPilot® 2.0 technology, and Bose® front seat Personal Speakers; Climate-Controlled seats wîth heating and cooling functions (non-Sport models); power tilt and telescoping §teering wheel and §teering column; driver's seat power lumbar support and Rear Sonar System.
Also available are a Performance Tire & Wheel Package, Navigation Package, and Maple Accents.Source - Infiniti