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      06-02-2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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G37 sedan coming to the US after all

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New features on the MY09 G Sedan:

Name Change From G35 to G37
3.7L VQ Engine with VVEL Technology (320+ HP TBD)
Electronically-controlled 7-Speed Automatic Transmission (JATCO)
Available 4-Piston Front Brakes with 14-inch Rotors (Akebono)
Available Split 5-Spoke 18-inch Aluminum-Alloy Sport Wheels
Re-Designed Side View Mirrors
Scratch Shield Paint
Dial-Type Seat Heater Switches
Power Door Locks with Automatic Locking

2 New Exterior Colors:
Moonlight White
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Models and Option Packages Contents

2009 G37 Sedan
■ Includes all standard equipment
G37 Journey
■ Includes all G37 standard equipment
■ Auto-on/off headlights
■ 8-way power passenger’s seat
■ Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
■ Rear air conditioning vents
■ In-dash, 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3
playback capability
G37x AWD
■ Includes all G37 Journey standard equipment
■ Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
■ Heated front seats
■ Heated outside mirrors
G37 Sport 6MT
■ Unique sport-tuned suspension
■ Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter
■ Quicker steering gear ratio for greater response to driver input
■ Viscous Limited-Slip rear Differential (VLSD)
■ Hand-pull parking brake (replaces foot-operated parking brake)
■ Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18 (front)
and 245/45R18 (rear) summer performance tires
■ 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers, with 14-inch front and
13.8-inch rear disc brakes
■ Unique front fascia and side sills
■ Front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power
torso and thigh support adjustment
■ Unique sport stitching on steering wheel and front seats
■ Aluminum pedals
Sport Package
■ Includes all G37 Sport 6MT standard equipment, excluding
manual transmission
■ Solid-magnesium paddle shifters mounted on steering column
■ Foot-operated parking brake
Available on G37 Journey.
Sport Package AWD
■ Solid-magnesium paddle shifters mounted on steering column
■ Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18
all-season tires
■ Unique front fascia and side sills
■ Front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power
torso and thigh support adjustment
■ Unique sport stitching on steering wheel and front seats
■ Aluminum pedals
Available on G37x AWD.
Premium Package
■ Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close,
tilt feature and sliding sunshade
■ Infiniti Studio on Wheels® by Bose® Premium Audio system with
24-bit Burr-Brown DAC, 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3 playback
capability, Radio Data System (RDS), and eleven speakers, including
3-way component front door speakers with 10-inch subwoofers and a
parcel shelf-mounted subwoofer
■ Driver’s Audio Stage
■ Interface System for iPod®
■ Heated front seats and outside mirrors (standard on G37x AWD)
■ 2-way power lumbar support for driver’s seat
■ Memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
■ Driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirror position
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■ One-touch auto-up/down rear windows with safety auto-reverse feature Premium Pack age (continued)
■ Power-tilt and telescopic steering wheel
■ Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror with HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver and compass
■ Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
■ Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone
System and available navigation
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Navigation Package
■ Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with touch-screen, Lane Guidance
and 3-D building graphics
■ XM NavTraffic® providing Real-Time Traffic information1
■ 9.3GB Music Box hard drive with CompactFlash® slot (replaces 6-disc
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■ Single in-dash CD player
■ Infiniti Voice Recognition for climate control, audio and
navigation systems
■ RearView Monitor
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Requires Premium Package. Deletes compass in rearview mirror.
Technology Package
■ Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking
■ Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
■ Pre-Crash Seat Belts
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Requires Navigation Package.
Performance Tire and Wheel Package
■ Split 7-spoke 18 x 7.5-inch (front), 18 x 8.5-inch (rear) lightweight
cast aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18 (front and rear)
W-rated summer performance tires
Only available on G37 Journey. Requires Premium Package.
4-Wheel Active Steer Package
■ Front Active Steer and Rear Active Steer systems
Available on G37 Journey with Sport and Navigation Packages and
rear spoiler; available on G37 Sport 6MT with Navigation Package
and rear spoiler.
Moonroof
■ Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt
feature and sliding sunshade
Available on G37 Journey and G37x AWD. Moonroof included
in Premium Package.
Wood Trim
■ African rosewood interior trim on center console, instrument
panel and doors
Available on G37 Journey and G37x AWD. Requires Premium
Package. Not available with Stone interior, rear spoiler or 4-Wheel
Active Steer Package.
Rear Spoiler
Available on G37 Journey and G37 Sport 6MT with 4-Wheel
Active Steer Package and on G37x AWD with Sport and
Navigation Packages.
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I don't understand 'Infiniti's' strategy. They spent so much money on building the high revving VQ35 V6 thats present in the current G35 sedan and now, they are replacing it with the high revving VQ37? Anyway, this could only be good news for the consumers

Anyhow Wow...thats going to be cool! G37 sedan with 7 speed auto and 330 hp....I like it .

Another thing..... op, any idea on the price and a release date? And care to share on your sources?
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WOW from 5 speed auto to 7 speed? hmmm interesting. good job, i just hope they bump that torque up a bit. these cars are fast
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FreshAlloy: http://forums2.freshalloy.com/showthread.php?t=183708
The original source is from an ordering guide from Infiniti.
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      06-02-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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I like how they play 1-up on BMW by skipping a 6spd auto altogether and just slotting in a 7spd.
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going to be a dynamite seller.

The value for dollar ratio is so beyond the 3.
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not bad. definitely an engine that can take a thrashing for a long time.
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I'd like to see performance and mpg numbers now, but this definitely makes the G a more compelling option than before.
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I don't understand 'Infiniti's' strategy. They spent so much money on building the high revving VQ35 V6 thats present in the current G35 sedan and now, they are replacing it with the high revving VQ37? Anyway, this could only be good news for the consumers

Anyhow Wow...thats going to be cool! G37 sedan with 7 speed auto and 330 hp....I like it .

Another thing..... op, any idea on the price and a release date? And care to share on your sources?
Well the HR engines were being used since the 06 G35's and Z's. I wonder how drastic of a price drop the 08 G sedans will go through when this comes out.
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going to be a dynamite seller.

The value for dollar ratio is so beyond the 3.
true but they will never sell as many of those as BMW does 3 series which is what really matters. I drove the new g37 coupe and was disapointed with it. I like the G35 better. The car just does not feel like it has 330hp and the hadling and sterring was sloppy. I drove an S with the 19" wheels also. Not a bar car at all but a 328i coupe is more fun to drive.
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true but they will never sell as many of those as BMW does 3 series which is what really matters. I drove the new g37 coupe and was disapointed with it. I like the G35 better. The car just does not feel like it has 330hp and the hadling and sterring was sloppy. I drove an S with the 19" wheels also. Not a bar car at all but a 328i coupe is more fun to drive.
strange, C&D didnt think so...pulled higher g on the skidpad than the 335i.
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Bleh, never thought it was a good looking car.

Specs are just ink on paper, gotta drive it to feel it.
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strange, C&D didnt think so...pulled higher g on the skidpad than the 335i.
I have seen that as well but the numbers never tell the whole story. The are plently of FWD cars that pull more g's than a 335i and g37 that dont handle anywhere near as well. If you drove both cars back to back like I did at the track as well as the street you would understand what I saying a little more.Handling has a lot more to do with other factors besides the generic skidpad testing.

Also the steering in the G37 does not fell as sporty or tight as the 3 series line. The 330hp also fells like a gross over exageration whic was a big dissapointment after driveing a 335. I really did like the car but i expected it to be way better than the only G35 coupe/sedan and it was not. The styling on the old g35 coupe was nicer as well I think and i usually do not like the older designs on cars. The G35 coupe is the pinnacle of Infiniti design and I doubt they will ever have a car as good looking as that g35 coupe.

I have an open mind for all cars and also saw an article where the 328i was chosen over the G for many of the same reasons I mentioned. The magazines are all opinion as I Know but in the article a lot of valid points (IMO) were talked about. I have nothing against the car but it just is not much fun to drive as and 3 series IMO.
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I don't understand 'Infiniti's' strategy. They spent so much money on building the high revving VQ35 V6 thats present in the current G35 sedan and now, they are replacing it with the high revving VQ37? Anyway, this could only be good news for the consumers
Sounds very familiar.

Although they waited 2 years instead of 1.
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I have seen that as well but the numbers never tell the whole story. The are plently of FWD cars that pull more g's than a 335i and g37 that dont handle anywhere near as well. If you drove both cars back to back like I did at the track as well as the street you would understand what I saying a little more.Handling has a lot more to do with other factors besides the generic skidpad testing.

Also the steering in the G37 does not fell as sporty or tight as the 3 series line. The 330hp also fells like a gross over exageration whic was a big dissapointment after driveing a 335. I really did like the car but i expected it to be way better than the only G35 coupe/sedan and it was not. The styling on the old g35 coupe was nicer as well I think and i usually do not like the older designs on cars. The G35 coupe is the pinnacle of Infiniti design and I doubt they will ever have a car as good looking as that g35 coupe.

I have an open mind for all cars and also saw an article where the 328i was chosen over the G for many of the same reasons I mentioned. The magazines are all opinion as I Know but in the article a lot of valid points (IMO) were talked about. I have nothing against the car but it just is not much fun to drive as and 3 series IMO.
cool, i actually did so as well at laguna seca. i actually felt less body roll in the 37. power was about equal. steering was lighter in the 37, which made for some interesting power slides (read: i was laughing smiling my ass off). its funny, i thought the 335i was more comfortable while the 37 was on more on the edge of my seat. i didnt bother driving the 328. theres no way 100 fewer hp is going to be equally as fun.
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I like the G ... but I would rather wait for the new S4 that will be a S/C V6 350hp
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new s4 is turbo and not sc. It will also cost 15k more than a g37
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Well the HR engines were being used since the 06 G35's and Z's. I wonder how drastic of a price drop the 08 G sedans will go through when this comes out.
Hmmm....yeah...could be a drastic drop in price!

Another thing....I should have said VQ35HR to be clearer...my bad!
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new s4 is turbo and not sc. It will also cost 15k more than a g37
Not a big deal ... I spent 10K more on my 335i then a g35 in the first place


and yes its s/c not a turbo autoblog has confirmed it.
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Ehhh, I won't believe the numbers until I see the dyno graph's. Japanese auto makers are known to over estimate thier horsepower and torque #'s.

Take a look at the current G37 coupe... the 335 takes it, STOCK. Yet the G37 has more HP from the manufacturer. And yes, I am speaking from experience.

I don't think its even comparable to the 335... You know how BMW is the "Ultimate Driving Machine"? Well Infiniti is the "Satisfactory Driving Machine".
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Woooow... That is sweeeeet!
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