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2011 Infiniti G Coupe

The 2011 Infiniti G Coupe is a performance-oriented four passenger luxury sports coupe. The G Coupe offers a blend of sleek looks, strong performance, high-tech features and aggressive pricing.

Standard equipment includes navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front sport seats, sunroof, rearview camera, keyless entry and starting, Bose audio system with 9.3-gigbyte Music Box hard drive, performance brakes, XM satellite radio, USB port, leather upholstery, automatic bi-xenon headlights, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, universal garage door opener, limited-slip differential, fog lights and P225/45R19 front and P245/40R19 rear summer tires on unique alloy wheels.

Safety equipment includes front side airbags, curtain side airbags, dual front airbags, tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control and electronic stability control.

The 2011 Infiniti coupe uses a tuned version of Infiniti’s 3.7-liter V6 engine. It makes 330 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is around 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. A 7 speed automatic transmission is standard. An option of six speed manual transmission is also available giving 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway. An All-Wheel-Drive version is also available known as Infiniti G 37x AWD.

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The cabin feels luxurious with lots of details and use of quality materials. Multiple seat adjustments along with the standard power tilt/telescoping steering wheel tmakes driving the G Coupe comfortable. The back seat lacks headroom and legroom. The front seats power forward to allow access to the back seat. The trunk is rather small, at 7.4 cubic feet but the rear seat folds down to allow some longer items to fit.
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2011 Infiniti M

The Infiniti M was first launched in the year 2003 with the combination of luxury and power. The new 2011 Infiniti M is completely redesigned with sleek and muscular look. The inside volume is significantly larger than before, but the overall vehicle weight is approximately the same as before.

The Infiniti M gets the same v6 and v8 engines but the new engines are bigger with more torque and horsepower. The Infiniti comes in two trim level the base Infinity M 37 gets
3.7L V6 engine with the output of 330 horsepower where the M 56 gets a 5.6L V8 engine producing 420 horsepower. Both the variants are available as FWD and AWD. Both engines now use a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift override. The new transmission features four driving modes, including Normal, Sport, Economy and Snow. Fuel efficiency is around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The Infiniti M is packed with features like 10-way adjustable and heated front seats, active noise control, a rear view monitor, Bluetooth, a USB port, an intelligent key system with dual-occupant memory system. The Deluxe Touring Package adds leather seating surfaces, a Bose Studio Surround sound system with 16 speakers and a suede-like headliner

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Standard safety features on all 2011 Infiniti M models include side-impact air bags, roof-mounted curtain air bags and dual-stage front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors. Active safety features on all models include electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes. The optional Technology Package adds improves handling stability in slippery conditions.

The cabin is large and all the passengers will feel comfortably accommodated with plenty of head and legroom in front and rear. The boot is not the largest though, and access is a little restricted by the small opening.

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2011 Infiniti G Convertible

2011 infiniti G convertible is available in two trim levels: standard and Sport 6MT.

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2011 infiniti g convertible

The standard version comes with a variety of high-end features,including heated 8-way power front seats, adaptive climate control, intelligent key, a 7-inch information screen and a 6-disc in-dash changer with MP3 playback and aux input.

The optional Sport package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering,

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sport seats, magnesium paddle shifters and styling accents both inside and out. For the few hard-core convertible buyers, the Sport 6MT model includes all the above features, but with a 6-speed manual transmission.

There’s also a premium options package — that adds key features such as a Bose Open Air 13-speaker sound system with iPod integration, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability and climate-controlled seats. Other notable options include the technology package, highlighted by intelligent cruise control and Adaptive Front Lighting,

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and the navigation package, which includes voice recognition and a music hard drive.

All Gs come standard with Infiniti’s 3.7-liter Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) V6 engine. The convertible has 5 fewer horsepower than the coupe. 325 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm, to be exact. To keep that power in check, all versions come equipped with traction control and Infiniti’s Vehicle Dynamic Control.

2011 infiniti g convertible road test

2011 infiniti g convertible road test

A 6-speed manual gearbox is available only on the Sport 6MT and features quicker rear differential gearing to accommodate the convertible’s added mass. Unlike its siblings, the G convertible is not offered in all-wheel drive, due to the added expense and weight. All models feature a glare-free 7-inch information screen mounted in the center of the dash that displays all systems clearly. Controls have a quality feel and function intuitively after a brief orientation. Voice activation found on the navigation package is said to further simplify operation.

2011 infiniti g convertible review

2011 infiniti g convertible review

Along with the standard adaptive climate control, the killer sound system adjusts seamlessly to the varying topless conditions, creating a wind-free soundstage. The real genius of the Bose system is in the cockpit-mounted microphones, which allow optimized sound to be pumped through the integrated headrest speakers. There is enough room to fit two average adults. The automated 3-piece roof folds skillfully away in 28 seconds. Infiniti claims a mere 2 cubic feet of storage space with the top down. The Sport-equipped versions comes with communicative quick-ratio steering. The standard trim offers a bit more comfort.

Paired with unspoiled hardtop beauty, the G gains serious ground on the benchmark BMW 3-Series.

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2011 Infiniti G Sedan

Success doesn’t rest on its laurels. When the 2003 Infiniti G35 sedan hit the streets, it was an immediate hit.

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2011 infiniti g sedan

The mid-size sedan was slick looking, fun to drive and relatively affordable. Instead of letting the car grow stale, or even get slightly crusty, Nissan’s luxury brand redesigned it for the 2007 model year. Now, Infiniti is upping the power

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and adding a new transmission. With the new engine comes a name change: the G37, and it’s quite possibly Infiniti’s best sport luxury sedan yet.

Model Lineup

The G37 sedan is offered in four trim levels: G37, G37 Journey, G37S Sport MT and G37x AWD. All are well-equipped. The base G37 comes with leather upholstery, automatic climate control, keyless entry and starting, XM satellite radio, bi-xenon headlights and 17-inch tires on alloy wheels. The G37 Journey adds dual-zone automatic climate control, 6-disc CD changer and automatic headlights. Infiniti offers the G37S Sport MT as its performance version. It is the only one with a manual transmission, and it comes with sportier suspension settings, a limited-slip differential and 18-inch performance tires. The G37x

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model has Infiniti’s Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, plus heated front seats and heated exterior mirrors.

A Sport package for Journey and Sport MT trims comes with sport suspension, 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, larger brakes, sport seats, a more aggressive front fascia and, for the Journey, steering-wheel shift paddles. Also offered is Infiniti’s Four-Wheel Active Steer system, which is teamed with stiffer shocks and variable steering ratios.

Standard safety equipment on all versions includes dual front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, a tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control and electronic stability control.

Under the Hood

The 2009 Infiniti G37 sedan gets Infiniti’s 3.7-liter V6, which first appeared in the G37 coupe for the 2008 model year. It produces 328 horsepower, up from 306 horses in the 2008 G35 sedan. The new engine has Infiniti’s Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) system, which is a form of variable valve timing for the intake stroke. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission or a new 7-speed automatic with manual shift capability and Adaptive Shift Control that learns the driver’s driving style and adjusts accordingly. The new transmission and VVEL system raise Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy ratings by one mpg in the city and two mpg on the highway, to 18/26 mpg (city/hwy). With the manual transmission, EPA fuel economy ratings are 17/25 (city/hwy).

The G37 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and the G37x has Infiniti’s Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which it calls Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split (ATTESA E-TS). This system is rear-drive biased. Under normal conditions, it sends 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels. When slip is detected, it can actively distribute up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels thanks to a locking center differential. AWD comes only with the automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates are 18/25.

Inner Space

Take a seat in the G37 and you notice that it has a premium feel. The controls are within easy reach and move with precision. At the center of the dash is a 7-inch display with a control panel to operate the navigation system and/or information center. The control panel may seem a bit complicated at first, but the radio and climate controls are separate, so the learning curve is short.

Infiniti’s optional navigation system comes paired with the company’s 9.3-gigabyte MusicBox hard-drive music system. Order the Premium package and you also get an iPod interface that charges your iPod and lets you control it through the radio. For those with other types of MP3 players, the G37 has a standard auxiliary input jack.

2011 infiniti g sedan

2011 infiniti g sedan

Compared with its natural competitor, the BMW 3-Series sedan, the G37 sedan offers more interior space. Front-seat room is about the same, but the rear seat is considerably better. The G37′s rear seat will accommodate two passengers fairly easily, but three will be a stretch and someone will have to sit on the hump. Front-seat occupants have plenty of headroom- and legroom. The Sport package’s sport seats have extra side bolstering that helps hold occupants in place during aggressive cornering. Some may find the seats a bit firm.

Complaints about the G37 are minor and revolve around carrying capacity. Small-items storage consists of a shallow center console, two cupholders behind the shifter, the glove box and front door pockets with integrated bottle holders. Another bin or tray would be nice. The trunk has a decent 13.5 cubic feet of volume, but the G37 sedan has a center pass-through instead of a split folding rear seat. That means you can carry skis, but a snowboard and long boxes may not fit.

On the Road

The G37 sedan provides a sportier driving experience than any competitor other than the BMW 3-Series. Most noticeable is the steering. Grip the tactile steering wheel and you feel very connected to the road. The steering is also very direct, which makes the car react quickly to input.

Even the standard suspension is sporty. All G37s exhibit little body lean in corners and feel agile in quick changes of direction. Ultimate grip isn’t as tenacious as in a BMW 3-Series, but the G37 will thrill anyone who looks for driving excitement. Plus, the G37 offers two more levels of sportiness. The available Sport package has firmer suspension settings and 18-inch wheels that give it sharper moves. The optional Four-Wheel Active Steer system is firmer yet, and it makes the G37 react even quicker.

2011 infiniti g sedan

2011 infiniti g sedan

I would recommend the Sport package, but would advise customers to try the Active Steer system on a bumpy road before they buy. The base suspension setup is fairly forgiving, and the Sport suspension is firmer but not punishing. Active Steer comes with even firmer suspension settings that can make it pound over bumps and jiggle on broken surfaces. Rust Belt buyers will want to avoid it.

The 3.5-liter V6 in the 2008 G35 was one of the best engines on the market, and the 2009 model’s 3.7-liter V6 is even better. Infiniti says it propels the G37 from zero to 60 mph in one- or two-tenths of a second faster than the 2008 model, which could reach 60 in as little as 5.3 seconds. That’s V8 power in a V6 package. The new 7-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive, and it combines with the powerful engine to provide immediate and confident passing response. The Sport package’s steering-wheel paddles add a fun factor during aggressive maneuvers, and the available 6-speed manual shifts easily, though it’s a bit notchy.

Kirk Bell

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