2012 IPL G Coupe: More Than Just Its 348-Horsepower 3.7-liter V6 – Total Vehicle Performance
As the first offering in the recently introduced Infiniti Performance Line specialty-performance vehicle collection, the IPL G Coupe sets a new performance standard for the already outstanding Infiniti G line. It brings together all the elements – styling harmonized wîth performance, exhaust note wîth acceleration feel, and ride comfort and confident handling – in a perfect package for unmatched driving exhilaration. For 2012, the IPL G Coupe carries over virtually unchanged from its dramatic debut version, but will be joined in calendar year 2012 by a new IPL G Convertible.
'The Infiniti Performance Line, as demonstrated by the IPL G Coupe, challenges the concept of ultra-high cost sports series. IPL pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration, but does so wîth an Infiniti twist,' said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore during the announcement of the upcoming IPL G Convertible. 'The IPL G Convertible will deliver the goods, just like the 2012 IPL G Coupe does.' Built on an Únmatched Foundation – The Infiniti G Coupe
The 2012 IPL G Coupe builds on the foundation of the second-generation Infiniti G Coupe Journey rear-wheel drive model wîth extensive modification throughout the vehicle. The IPL G Coupe's unique exterior includes a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design wîth integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler and round chrome exhaust tips.
Each part is shaped to accent the G Coupe's aggressively seductive styling. Combined wîth the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Coupe projects a confident stance and road-ready attitude. The IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.
The IPL G Coupe interior is designed to harmonize wîth the exterior styling, offering two color treatments – Graphite and Monaco Red (red interior only available wîth the Malbec Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission).
All IPL G Coupe interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats wîth manual thigh extension and driver's power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched §teering wheel, Silk-Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest. The 12-way power driver and 8-way front passenger seats feature 2-way adjustable head restraints and a unique rear-seat access system (the front seats move forward automatically at the touch of a button to allow passengers into the rear seats).
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 standard wîth the 7-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Other standard interior features include Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, §teering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar and sliding glass panel moonroof.
The IPL G Coupe's enhanced performance comes from the synergetic effects of three technology areas – engine tuning, dynamic tuning, and sound quality/acceleration feel tuning. Engine performance modifications were selected not only for increased horsepower and torque levels, but also for acceleration feel and exhaust sound without compromising fuel economy or noise standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)
The IPL G Coupe's advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. The IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust is a full dual exhaust design wîth independent left and right large diameter pipes. The muffler's inner structure and materials have been maximized to reduce pressure and provide an appropriate performance exhaust note. The result is a 30% reduction in exhaust pressure versus a base G Coupe's Y-pipe exhaust system design.
As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G Coupe generates 348 horsepower – an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL models – and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).
Equally inspiring is the IPL G Coupe's dynamic vehicle performance, which focuses on providing confident handling, flat ride and smooth ride comfort. The IPL suspension tuning and damping management philosophy is designed to optimize each aspect of the suspension, effectively connecting the driver to the road surface while minimizing uncomfortable vibrations. Front spring rates have been increased 20% over the base G Coupe and rear spring rates increased 10%. Shock tuning has also been adjusted.
The IPL G Coupe also offers a sport-tuned §teering gear and large 4-wheel sport brakes (14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) wîth aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear) and Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).
Technological and convenience features include standard Infiniti Intelligent Key wîth Push Button Ignition, Remote Keyless Entry system, a power tilt/telescoping §teering column wîth increased travel, illuminated glove compartment and automatic temperature control. Also standard is XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an 11-speaker Infiniti 'Studio on Wheels'™ by Bose® wîth a 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers.
The IPL G Coupe's standard Infiniti Navigation System features XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information, XM NavWeather™ wîth Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen.
Every 2012 IPL G Coupe offers a long list of standard safety and security features, including an Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) wîth dual-stage supplemental front air bags wîth seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, and front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags. 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, driver and front-passenger knee bolsters, front seat Active Head Restraints and the LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
'The IPL G Coupe, simply put, is ‘Intensity Amplified,'' added Poore. 'Like every Infiniti, it challenges convention, and does so in a most inspired way.'
The 2012 IPL G Coupe is available in two fully equipped models: IPL G Coupe and IPL G Coupe 6MT. Along wîth its close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission wîth short shifter lever, the IPL G Coupe 6MT replaces the foot-operated parking brake wîth a hand-pull parking brake. There are no options.Source - Infiniti
Infiniti Announces 2013 IPL G ConvertibleInfiniti Performance Line (IPL) Expands As Stunning New Open-Top Model Joins IPL G Coupe in Infiniti Showrooms Beginning Spring 2012
Infiniti today announced that it will double its Infiniti Performance Line lineup of premium performance vehicles in spring 2012 wîth the addition of a new 2013 IPL G Convertible. More than just focusing on engine power and acceleration, the Infiniti Performance Line, or IPL, product design philosophy focuses on 'total vehicle performance,' including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at highly attractive price points.
The IPL G Convertible announcement was made by Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where the IPL G Convertible Concept is currently on display. The IPL G Convertible Concept features unique aerodynamic styling, the dynamic performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, three-piece retractable hardtop and a unique red leather-appointed interior set against a Malbec Black exterior – a level of equipment and performance modification expected to be shared wîth the production IPL G Convertible.
'The Infiniti Performance Line, as demonstrated by our first offering, the IPL G Coupe, challenges the concept of an ultra-high cost sports series. IPL pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration, but does so wîth an Infiniti twist,' said Poore. 'The IPL G Convertible will deliver the goods, just like the current IPL G Coupe does. Plus, the new IPL G Convertible offers the added pleasure of open-air motoring.'
The new IPL G Convertible is based on the foundation of the Infiniti G37 Convertible, which features an advanced 3.7-liter V6 and three-piece power retractable hardtop that's designed to look as good wîth the top up as it does down.
'Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible will take a different path from its established competitors,' added Poore. 'It's a terrific addition to the Infiniti Performance Line, taking the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level.'
Additional information on the 2013 IPL G Convertible will be available during the production version debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.Source - Infiniti
|NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2017 370Z COUPE, 370Z NISMO AND 370Z ROADSTER|
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2017 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The iconic Nissan Z® is offered in a selection of eight 370Z Coupe models, four 370Z NISMO models and five 370Z Roadster models. One new exterior color, Chicane Yellow, is added for 2017 (except NISMO models).
Pricing for the new model year remains unchanged from 2016 across the entire lineup. The starting Manufacturer's Sugge...[Read more...]|
|THE 2016 NISSAN LINEUP: CHARTING THE CHANGES|
|Nissan is a brand on the move. And on a roll. The past two years have seen the back-to-back introductions of the segment-busting 2014 Rogue and 2015 Murano, which helped drive Nissan to record 2014 calendar year sales of 1,269,565 (+12.2%) in the United States.
Among the models setting all-time annual sales records were Altima, JUKE, LEAF, NV, Rogue and Versa. The Nissan LEAF sold more than 30,000 units in the U.S. – the first time any plug-in vehicle has reached that milestone in a single ye...[Read more...]|
|NISSAN ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING FOR 2016 370Z COUPE, 370Z NISMO AND 370Z ROADSTER|
| ||NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2016 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Once again offered in a selection of eight 370Z Coupe models, four 370Z NISMO models and five 370Z Roadster models, 2016 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (M.S.R.P.) remain unchanged from the previous model year.
The starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (M.S.R.P.) for the 370Z Coupe with manual transmission is $...[Read more...]|
|THE 2015 NISSAN LINEUP: CHARTING THE CHANGES|
| ||Nissan's U.S. sales have significantly outperformed the industry in 2014, up 12.7 percent CYTD through June. Sales have been led by the recently redesigned Altima, Rogue and Sentra – along with other models such as LEAF (+29.4%), JUKE (+44.9%), Frontier (+22.6%) and NV200 (+439.3%), which have shown strong results month after month. This gives the Nissan lineup great momentum heading into the 2015 model year.
Headlining the changes for 2015 is the upcoming launch of the all-new Nissan Murano ...[Read more...]|
|THE 2014 NISSAN LINEUP: CHARTING THE CHANGES|
|Following a banner 2013 model year that saw the introduction of all-new generations of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Pathfinder, the parade of innovative all-new designs continues for 2014. Leading the way is the right-sized Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo commercial van (on sale now), the stylish entry-level Nissan Versa Note hatchback (on sale now) and the next-generation Nissan Rogue compact SUV (coming late 2013).
Also, the previously announced Pathfinder Hybrid model joins the P...[Read more...]|