The 2009 Infiniti G37: Convertible and AWD Offerings
The 2009 G37 Sedan is here and Infiniti promises a G37 Cabriolet for next spring. What could be
better? How about the addition of a new G37x model with all-wheel drive?
The G35 Sedan is becoming the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan with an all new 328-hp
teamed with a new seven-speed automatic or a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission. Other
changes for the 2009 G Sedan include new available sport brakes with four-piston front/two-piston
rear calipers and 14-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors, new 18-inch alloys and standard Scratch
Shield paint, the manufacturer’s miraculous self-healing clearcoat finish. In addition, Infiniti
has confirmed that the Infiniti G37 Convertible will arrive in the first quarter of next year as a 2009
model following a world debut at November’ s Los Angeles Auto Show.
transmission with Drive Sport (DS) Mode and Downshift Rev Matching. As of
this fall, the lineup consists of the rear-wheel drive 2009 G37 Sedan, available in three models &45; G37,
G37 Journey and G37S Sport &45; plus the all-wheel-drive G37x.
Based on the current G37 Coupe, the G Convertible promises stunningly seductive styling and G-worthy
dynamic performance. The new G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop
to keep a coupe-like roofline and available unique interior treatment. Audio and HVAC systems have been
enhanced to provide an inviting experience with the top up or down.
For many, however, the biggest news is the addition of a new G37x model with all-wheel drive. It offers
the new seven-speed automatic
The 3.7-liter DOHC V6 is the heart of the G37. It is rated at 328 hp and 270 lb/ft of torque with a 7,500
rpm redline, giving it a distinct edge over the 3.5-liter V6 found in G35 models. With new features such
as Variable Valve Event and Lift control, the 3.7-liter is a responsive motor that puts maximum torque in
the middle of the rev range. It powers the G37 from zero-to-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. The car hits 100 mph
from a stop in 13.2 seconds and does the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds at 103 mph. In other words, the new
V6 is a winner and the G37, no matter what model, is a formidable road car.
system and phone functions. Standard leather seats offer
eight-way power adjustment. A Bose-designed sound system with 11 speakers and a 9.3GB hard drive serves up the tunes.
A rearview monitor prevents the unthinkable. Go for the upmarket Sport trim and you get special
14-way adjustable sport-styled seats with thigh extensions and power adjustable torso and thigh bolsters for
the driver, unique steering wheel stitching and race-grip aluminum pedals.
The Infiniti G37 is a cutting-edge car with its available Four-Wheel Active Steer system, large LED taillights,
bi-xenon headlights, rear underbody air diffusers, chrome tip exhaust and 18-inch wheels as standard. The
coupe also comes with a sliding glass moonroof, heated mirrors and eight color options. Completing the
mechanical package is a rear viscous limited-slip differential and four-wheel, all-aluminum, independent,
multi-link suspension plus 14-inch discs with four-piston calipers up front and 13.8-inch rotors with
two-piston calipers in the rear.
Inside the Infiniti G37, drivers are greeted by a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system, one of the best available
in any car. The nav system comes with real-time traffic information reporting and Voice Recognition/Activation
for common climate control, navigation, audio
Infinitit’ s intelligent four-wheel drive system, called ATTESA E-TS‘ (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System
for All Electronic Torque Split), uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically transfers
optimum torque to the wheels according to road and driving conditions. The system provides outstanding handling
due to optimum torque distribution from front to rear (50:50 up to 0:100). ATTESA E-TS‘ also provides high
starting traction performance and smooth, stable acceleration, especially in snow-covered or off-road situations
with a 50:50 torque split at standing start.
The G series offers the Rear Active Steer system. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features
precise, electronic motor-driven control to turn the rear wheels up to one degree, helping generate a nimble
steering response at low speeds and enhance stability at high speeds. Rear Active Steer moves the rear wheels
in accordance with the front-wheel steering angle and vehicle speed, rather than passively following the front
wheels. The result is a vehicle that is able to change direction with improved quickness, precision and stability.
Accelerating from a standing stop, the ATTESA E-TS‘ system provides power to all four wheels. Once up to speed,
if the system’ s sensors detect that all-wheel drive is not needed, up to 100 percent of the power is sent to the
rear wheels. This rear-bias offers better handling balance and improved fuel efficiency. The system can then
divert power forward at any time as traction/road conditions dictate, helping ensure that power always goes
where grip is the greatest.
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