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2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe

2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe
2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:225/40 R19 - 245/40 R19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):214 (3500)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:298(222) / 6400
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:260(353) / 4800
Redline at RPM:7000
Length Width Height in:182.2 71.5 54.8
Weight lb (kg):3524 (1604)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):19/26 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe - $33,650 (last update: 2/21/2007)

2006 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe Adds Luxury Refinements and Sport Package Styling

The Infiniti G35 coupe, since its introduction in 2003, has offered sports coupe lovers a powerful, rear-wheel drive performer - one that combines a racing-inspired platform and advanced technology, all draped under a sensuous, aerodynamic body. For the 2006 model year, the G35 coupe continues to add refinements, including available Rear Active Steer; new bi-xenon headlights and revised taillights; additions to the Premium Package, including available Intelligent Key system and Bluetooth O Hands-Free Phone System, a new exterior color; and new Sport Package styling features, including unique front fascia and side sills and revised optional rear spoiler.

The rear-wheel drive G35 coupe is powered by an advanced, 280-horsepower V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching. The G35 coupe is also available with 6-speed manual transmission delivering 298 horsepower. The G35 coupe's performance is enhanced by a 4-wheel independent suspension with lightweight aluminum components and highly aerodynamic styling.

"The G35 coupe offers driving enthusiasts everything they want in a sports car - a racing-inspired, driver-oriented, rear-wheel drive platform with a powerful V6 engine all draped under a sensuous, eye-catching two-door body," said Mark Igo, vice president and general manager, Infiniti Division. "For 2006, the G35 coupe revs things up a notch with available interior, exterior and mechanical refinements."

With G35 Sport Coupe, the Emphasis is on Performance

The G35 coupe is aimed at the true car enthusiast. Its advanced 5-speed automatic transmission features a manual mode function with Downshift Rev Matching, which revs the engine with each downshift to provide better response for the driver. Also available is a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. Infiniti's Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is standard on every G35 coupe.

The foundation for all models is the G35's standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, producing 280 horsepower on automatic transmission-equipped models and 298 horsepower on the G35 Coupe 6MT. The advanced engine design, part of the award-winning VQ engine series, includes a long list of advanced systems, including a continuously variable valve timing control system, a "noiseless" timing chain for silent operation, a structurally reinforced aluminum engine block and an electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle system. It also features a modular engine design, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.

The suspension tuning of the Sport-Tuned Suspension Package (standard on the G35 Coupe 6MT) is more aggressive than the G35 Coupe model, with stiffer spring and shocks and larger diameter stabilizer bars.

The handling and stability of the 2006 G35 coupe is further optimized by an available, new Infiniti Rear Active Steer system. Unlike passive rear steering systems, this design features motor-driven control. This system helps improve the vehicle's handling performance by adjusting the rear suspension geometry according to steering input and vehicle speed.

The system's electronic control unit calculates the desired vehicle dynamics from a series of sensors, including vehicle speed and steering angle, and directs the system actuator to change rear geometry by moving both rear suspension lower links. The result is sports car-like agility, combined with luxury stability and ride quality. The Rear Active Steer system was first introduced on the 2006 Infiniti M45 and M35 Sport models. It is available on the 2006 G35 Coupe 6MT models with Premium Package and G35 coupe models with Sport and Premium Packages.

In addition, the Rear Active Steer Package adds an enhanced vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering system with a 15.1:1 steering gear ratio.

The G35 Coupe 6MT and Sport-Tuned Suspension Package equipped models offer 5-spoke, 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/40 YR19 tires in front and 245/40 YR19 tires in the rear. The Sport-Tuned Suspension Package also adds a standard Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VSLD). All G35 coupes feature a standard Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).

Standard braking system components include 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with large rotors, along with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).

Sporty Exterior, Refined Interior

The exterior of the 2006 G35 coupe offers styling that is both sporty and elegant. It features new projector-beam bi-xenon headlights, integrated fog lights, revised LED tail lamps, and body-color, dual power, heated, remote-controlled outside mirrors. An Aero Package is available, with a revised rear spoiler and rear side air diffusers. Also offered on all models is a dual sliding glass sunroof with one-touch open/close operation.

The Sport Package adds a unique front fascia and side sills for 2006.

The G35 coupe shares the G35 sedan's long 112.2-inch wheelbase but is several inches shorter in overall length (182.2 inches versus 186.9) and height (54.8 inches versus 57.7). With its performance-oriented chassis, wider wheel openings and fenders, the G35 coupe is also slightly wider than the sedan (71.5 inches versus 69.0).

A new exterior color is available for 2006 - Liquid Platinum.

The G35 coupe's 4-passenger interior is equally attractive, combining a driver-oriented cockpit with an Infiniti level of luxury and design detail.

The use of real aluminum on the center console and dashboard areas provides an added degree of authenticity and optional Rosewood trim adds a warmer feel for those who desire it.

Leather-appointed seats (with heated front seats) are standard. The sport-contoured front bucket seats are 8-way power adjustable for the driver and 4-way power adjustable for the passenger. A power walk-in feature allows access to the rear seats. The rear seatback folds down for added cargo flexibility.

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