|Wheels||Double 5-Spoke, 18-inch Aluminum Alloy|
|Front Suspension||Independent Double Wishbone|
|Layout||Front Engine, RWD|
|Transmission||Electronically Controlled 7-Speed Auto or Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual|
|Type:||VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) Nissan V6|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||3.7 Liters|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||325 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||267 lb-ft. @ 5200 rpm|
|Redline at RPM:||7600 rpm|
|Body Type||2 Door, 4 Seat Convertible|
|Navigation||Infiniti Hard Drive Nav System with 7-inch Color Touchscreen|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, XM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic, iPod Integration|
The Infiniti G37 Convertible is finally out in the open! With official G37 Convertible information trickling in for months, the LA Auto Show marks the official debut of the folding hardtop version of the hugely successful Inifiniti G, which to 3.7 liters for 2009 from its powerful Nissan V6, the same basic motor used in the brand new Nissan 370Z.
The body design is similar to the new G37 coupe, though many body panels are completely unique. With the top raised, the G37 convertible carries a softer, sleeker silhouette than the coupe, though the design will be instantly recognizable to Infiniti fans.
The 3 piece G37 convertible folding steel hardtop completely stows in the trunk, leaving behind a clean tonneau covered rear deck that looks even better in person than in the official G37 convertible pics released by Infiniti. Other Infiniti G37 Convertible styling details include a chrome accented strip on the rear deck, a revised front grill and air intakes and new skirts to further differentiate it from the G37 coupe model.
Most interesting to Infiniti sports car enthusiasts who like to drive hard will be the limited edition G37S Convertible Sport 6MT, with the obvious 6 speed manual transmission, higher-feedback steering, bigger brakes and 19 inch wheels to the G37 convertible package.
In the performance department, G37 covertible specs are very similar to the coupe model, as engine, transmission and drivetrain are identical. Look for the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible in showrooms in the United States in Spring 2009. All the official details below in an official press release from Nissan.
ALL-NEW 2009 INFINITI G CONVERTIBLE MAKES ITS WORLD DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
Official Nissan Motors Press Release
First-ever Infiniti G Convertible Set For Spring 2009 Launch in North America
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 19, 2008) – Infiniti today unveiled the latest expression of its “Inspired Performance,” the all-new 2009 Infiniti G Convertible, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The first-ever Infiniti G Convertible builds upon the performance legacy of the Infiniti G line, with the liberation only a convertible with the top down can provide. It is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti dealers in North America in the spring of 2009, followed later in other Infiniti markets around the world.
“Designed to rejuvenate the spirit, the G Convertible adds an open-air soundtrack to the G’s legendary driving exhilaration,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, speaking before automotive media at the vehicle’s world debut. “This new G has dual beauty – it looks as good with the top up or down – along with a beautiful, leather-appointed interior that is meant to be experienced wide-open.”
The new G Convertible offers a three-piece folding steel top and a special convertible-focused interior, which features a unique Bose® Open Air Sound System that dynamically changes equalization based on outside noise, vehicle speed, and top position, and an adaptive climate control system that adjusts fan speed in accordance to top position and vehicle speed.
Every 2009 G Convertible comes equipped with an advanced 3.7-liter V6 rated at 325 horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
Technology features include standard RearView Monitor and an available touch-screen Infiniti Navigation system with XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic information with 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive, Pre-Crash Seat Belts, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview Braking and Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS).
The G Convertible is offered in two models: the G37 Convertible and the G37S Convertible Sport 6MT, which adds sport-tuned steering and larger sport brakes, along with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and W-rated performance tires.
Also available is a special, limited production G Convertible Premier Edition, offered exclusively through the Bloomingdale’s Holiday Catalog. With only 200 being built, the Premier Edition features a custom Monaco Red Leather leather-appointed interior, handcrafted red-tone Maple Wood trim, Midnight Black front grille and 9-spoke 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tires. Pre-orders for the Premier Edition are being taken now for delivery in 2009.
The Infiniti display at the Los Angeles Auto Show also showcases the complete line of 2009 Infiniti vehicles, including the all-new Infiniti G37x Coupe with intelligent all-wheel drive, the new G37 Sedan with a 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and a new, more powerful M35 rear-wheel drive sedan.
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles designed to inspire at every turn, including the G sports coupe and sedan, M luxury performance sedan, EX personal luxury crossover, FX premium crossover SUV and the QX full-size luxury SUV. More information about Infiniti and the Total Ownership Experience® can be found at Infiniti.com.