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Old 12-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Is the Infiniti G37 Sedan coming for 2009?

The Infiniti G37 coupe offers a 330HP VQ37VHR engine, but it's 200 lbs more than the sedan and thus it essentially offers no advantage in performance. Is the 2009 G37 sedan just around the corner? Car and Driver seems to think so, "a G37 sedan, rumored for release in ’09 with 330 horsepower—a full 100 more than the 328i, and for less money—could make a compelling case."

With as much horsepower as the coupe and 200 less pounds to carry around, a G37 sedan could make a compelling case for itself, especially against it's quicker main rival, the BMW 335i. Bonus's would be, quicker throttle response, smoother operation, and better fuel economy as well with the VVEL system.

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Hmmm, this I would want.
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I'd imagine once the coupe turns into a sedan, it will no longer weigh 200 pounds less. I love the G35, but never got into the looks of the G37.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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I'd imagine once the coupe turns into a sedan, it will no longer weigh 200 pounds less. I love the G35, but never got into the looks of the G37.
Uhh, the new sedan came out a year before the coupe did, it just didn't get the new engine yet. It will still probably be lighter than the coupe with the new engine.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:44 AM   #5
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how long before the 370z then
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:41 AM   #6
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how long before the 370z then
2010/2011, Z34 is supposed to be significantly lighter too, i'm hoping for 3000 lbs

the last year of this current Z33 might get the VQ37VHR, but i doubt it
s'ohk, if u want a stroker call up GT Motorsports for ur VQDE or VQHR
they got 3.8, 4.2 and 4.5L
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:48 PM   #7
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I assumed a G37 sedan was given next year. Why would the coupe have a different engine then the sedan?
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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mmmmm G37 sedan. I would indeed be interested in purchasing such a vehicle.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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Default 2009 Infiniti G37 Details Leaked

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009 Infiniti G37 Details Leaked


Infiniti's 2009 ordering guide was leaked today, and the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan is confirmed for the U.S. market.

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
Sahara Sandstone
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Models and Option Packages Contents2009 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
synchronization
¦ 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
CD autochanger)
¦ Single in-dash CD player
¦ Infiniti Voice Recognition for climate control, audio and
navigation systems
¦ RearView Monitor2
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 Braking3
¦ 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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Old 06-02-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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Well looks like you can't get some of the goodies with the AWD as you can with the Sport.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #11
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^^ they always do that
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:18 PM   #12
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M37 should be next....

Now hopefully they've improved their MPG's since owners have a problem even reaching Infiniti's numbers.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:18 PM   #13
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3.7 VHR engine, 7 speed AT, huge Akebono brakes...i feel like trading in my 07 G35S...

Unless Subaru anounces an STi Leg...

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Old 06-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #14
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I'd hit it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:35 PM   #15
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Gimme. Might be time for a lease on one of these since I seem to switch cars every two years anyway (and drive less than 10 miles a day).

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Old 06-02-2008, 11:40 PM   #16
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the current g35 is a luxury sedan that i actually like because of the vq35hr. But with the vq37hr, this thing is gonna be a beast! the g35 sedan is already fast and g37 will sound so sick with dual intakes and exhaust.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:29 AM   #17
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Looks like a great value.

G37 sedan with 6-speed manual, por favor!
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:16 AM   #18
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infiniti's are very good looking cars. nissan's not so much. wtf with the new maxima.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #19
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Default 2009 Infiniti G37 Sport Sedan - Short Take Road Test

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Redesigned for 2007, the second-generation Infiniti G35 sedan was good. Really good. Good enough to get all up in the faces of the competition and fall only to the benchmark BMW 3-series in its last comparison test. Good enough to have been invited to join us for a 40,000-mile fling.


Good enough, in fact, to have secured itself a place on our 2007 10Best Cars list. But now it’s dead. And we don’t care.
We don’t mourn too deeply, you see, because the G35 has been replaced for 2009 by the G37. It’s still a second-gen G sedan, of course, but one that has been revised in several major areas.



Brains and Brawn: More MPG and More HP

Under the hood, the 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 has been kicked to the curb in favor of the 3.7-liter unit from the G37 coupe. The move adds 22 horsepower and variable valve timing to the sedan’s arsenal, with output now standing at 328 galloping ponies.


Torque rises by just one, to 269 pound-feet, but the smooth-spinning six serves up adequate grunt no matter where the tach needle is pointing.



Fuel economy is unchanged for the manual-transmission model, but the rest of the lineup—which now uses a seven-speed automatic in place of the old five-speed—sees gains of 1 mpg in the city and 2 on the highway to 18/26 for rear-wheel-drive cars and 18/25 for the all-wheel-drive G37x.


We recorded our observed fuel economy, but then either a staffer took the logbook home for bathroom reading or a sticky-fingered Infiniti PR rep snatched it up in the middle of the night, because it’s gone now.



Curiously, the additional power didn’t do a lot for the G37 at the test track, where we logged a 0-to-60-mph time of 5.2 seconds and a quarter-mile run of 13.8 seconds at 104 mph.


Although quick, those digits lag 0.1 second each behind the best runs posted by its 3.5-liter predecessor (5.1 seconds and 13.7 at 104 mph). Admittedly, the results of various G35 Sports ranged as high as 5.5 seconds to 60 and 14.1 seconds through the quarter, and our G37 was a nearly factory-fresh car with a green motor, so there’s a chance the latest G could improve its results. Curb weight could also be a bit of a factor, as the G37 rang in at 3703 pounds, 120 pounds more than the slimmest G35 Sport we had previously weighed.



Maybe it didn’t shine on the test track, but the G37 sedan does burn brightly in the refinement department, an area where the G35 fell decidedly short. Infiniti quelled the G’s buzzy engine and quivering shifter somewhat last year, but things are even better now, with the only hint of engine harshness at the lofty tiptop of the tach—redline is still 7600 rpm—rather than throughout.


The six-speed manual also seems better behaved, with less vibration than before. The throws remain short but high-effort, the latter a trait shared with the clutch. We also sampled the seven-speed automatic in a G37 Sport, and between mostly invisible full-auto operation, a well-programmed sport mode, and throttle-blipping, paddle-actuated downshifts, it’s not a bad option for folks who don’t want to row their own. Upshifts in manual mode could be smoother and more quickly effected, though.



It Takes More than a Big Engine to Catch a 3-series
Rear-drive G37 Sport models also swipe the G coupe’s bigger brakes, with 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors squeezed by four- and two-piston calipers, respectively.


(Non-Sport G sedans make do with 12.6-inch front and 12-inch rear binders.) The new setup continues the G tradition of serving up fade-resistant performance and lots of feel. Again, however, the revision didn’t show up in the test numbers, with the G37 taking 160 feet to stop from 70 mph, compared with 157 feet for the G35. Frankly, either number is good; the car has great brakes.



The steering is also revised for rear-drive G37 Sports, as they adopt the G37 Sport coupe’s quicker-ratio rack; it’s talkative, lively, and accurate. We greatly prefer this setup to the steering in base and all-wheel-drive cars, which, in addition to being slower, sacrifices some feel. Infiniti claims the interior is tweaked a smidge, too, but the only immediately noticeable change is the switching of the seat-heater controls from toggle switches to rotary knobs. The cool “Washi” metal trim—inspired by handmade Japanese paper—and phenomenal steering wheel remain.



Enough Incremental Improvement for a Paradigm Shift?

Although the G37’s changes don’t seem to add much quantitatively, they do make for a better car. The G’s largest and perhaps only handicap in its head-to-head meetings with the 3-series—its sometimes rough character—has been addressed. Although the ride can still border on too harsh, the balanced chassis, the awesome brakes, the big power, the tenacious grip, and the communicative steering are all still there. The newfound refinement might not be enough to finally vault the Infiniti over the BMW in a comparison test, but we’re champing at the bit to find out.



2009 Infiniti G37 Sport Sedan - Specs

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VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $35,000



ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection

Displacement: 226 cu in, 3696cc

Power (SAE net): 328 bhp @ 7000 rpm

Torque (SAE net): 269 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm



TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual



DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 112.2 in Length: 187.0 in Width: 69.8 in Height: 57.2 in Curb weight: 3703 lb



C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 5.2 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 12.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 23.3 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 6.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.8 sec @ 104 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 160 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g



FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 17/25 mpg
















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G37x + sport package would be very nice.

Too bad I can't fit in one. Terrible headroom for a car of it's class. I was impressed with how they drive, but I was less than impressed with the space.

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^^^ What are you a basketball player..Sumo Wrestler

That's a pretty big car..
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That's a pretty big car..
I'm just an average 6' tall guy. I was quite surprised. With the seat all the way down and even the seat back leaned back more than I prefer my head was still touching the ceiling.

Was disappointing because the car sure drives nice. Handling and power are all top-notch and very comparable with the 335i. Just the interior felt more cramped than the 3-er and the dash is much more cluttered with buttons, like the designers vomited buttons all over the center stack and console

The magnesium shift paddles are VERY nice and have a very premium feel though.

The big 3.7 will go very well in this car for sure.

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