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2013 Infiniti G37 IPL Convertible Quick Spin 30
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, Infiniti, Infiniti G37 Convertible, Infiniti G37 IPL Convertible, Test Drives on 09 30th, 2013
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The stunning all-new 2013 IPL G high-performance hard-top convertible joins the   Infiniti line of finely crafted luxury automobiles.  As the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line of premium performance vehicles, the all-new IPL hardtop convertible takes the dramatic Infiniti G convertible to an even higher level of luxury and performance.  The first IPL was the G coupe as IPL’s product design philosophy focused on ‘total vehicle performance’ including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at a very reasonable price point.  The all-new IPL G convertible features special aerodynamic styling pieces, the dynamic performance of an IPL-tuned V6 engine, transmission, exhaust, suspension, brakes, 19 inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels and a unique leather-appointed interior-including the G convertible’s three-piece retractable hardtop.

The Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving excitement but it does it with an Infiniti twist-it looks as good with the top up as down at an economical price starting at just $60,600.00 complete.  The only options are a rear wind deflector, illuminated kick plates and a first aid kit.

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Based on the premium foundation of the Infiniti G37 convertible, the IPL G convertible features an advanced VQ37VHR 3.7 liter, all-aluminum, DOHC, VVEL V6.  The engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output to a high 7,400rpm.  To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200rpm) was tuned for linearity.  The IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust is a full dual exhaust H-pipe design with independent left and right large diameter pipes.  The muffler’s inner structure and materials have been maximized to reduce pressure and provide an appropriate performance exhaust note that sounds great-music to my or any other high-performance enthusiast’s ears.  The result is a 30% reduction in exhaust back pressure.  As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G convertible generates a very healthy 343hp and 273lb.ft. of torque.

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This specially tuned V6 is mated to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) when left in Drive (D).  Instant gear changes whether up or down the gears is great fun and when entering a curve at speed, down-shifting and have the revs matched is smooth with no shock as you are increasing the revs into a lower gear, then flattening the aluminum throttle pedal and blasting out after the apex.  You can also shut the Traction Control/Vehicle Dynamic Control system off by pushing a dashboard mounted button to let the rear slide out for even more thrills.

It is great fun driving in city traffic or on the back roads thanks to the car’s enhanced dynamic performance that focuses on providing confident handling, a flat and smooth comfortable ride.  The IPL’s tuned fully independent suspension tuning and damping management philosophy is designed to optimize each aspect of the suspension, effectively connecting me to the road surface while minimizing uncomfortable vibrations.  Up front is a double-wishbone setup and the rear is a multi-link setup.  Front spring rates have been increased 14% over the G convertible Sport model and rear spring rates increased by 4%.  Front stabilizer spring rates have been increased 6% over the G convertible Sport model and rear stabilizer spring rates increased 125%.  Shock tuning has also been adjusted and incorporates an all-new rear HF-type shock.  The steering system of the IPL G convertible matches beautifully with the IPL tuned suspension.  The sport-tuned vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering system features a sport-tuned steering gear that gives me a better feel for the road and incredible quick reaction to my steering inputs.  It quickly turns the car where I want it to go with ease.

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Quickly and safely slowing the new IPL G convertible down from speed are large, world-class brakes.  Up front are 14 inch vented rotors clamped with aluminum-alloy opposed 4-piston calipers.  The rear brakes are 13.8 inch vented rotors clamped with aluminum-alloy opposed 2-piston calipers.  Keeping me in control of my direction during severe braking maneuvers and when braking on wet or slick pavement is standard ABS, EBS and BA electronic systems.

Further enhancing the high-performance driving dynamics and world-class braking abilities are the big, low-profile, high-performance tires.  Up front are IPL split 7-spoke graphite finish 19X8 inch alloy wheels wrapped with 22/45R19 inch Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires and 19X9 inch wheels wrapped with 245/40R19 inch summer tires for excellent grip and a smooth ride.

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The car’s unique styling includes a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with a lower spoiler, flat bottom plate to help with airflow, the signature Infiniti horizontal satin chrome grille, lower air-intake with side intakes to cool the front brakes, HID headlamps, foglamps and black finishers.  From the side are steeply raked windshield A-pillars, aero-dynamic styled, power-folding/heated sideview mirrors, pull out door handles, a chrome strip running the length of the greenhouse, and deep, sculpted side sills to lower the center of gravity that further enhances handling capabilities.  The rear features large, wraparound LED lamp clusters, a chrome spoiler on top of the deck lid, a bold, one piece bumper and two 5-inch round exhaust tips finished in chrome.  The look when the top is closed reminds me of a solid sculpted piece of metal.

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The IPL G convertible interior that I tested harmonizes with the exterior styling with Monaco Red leather seats.  All IPL G convertible interiors include red-stitched leather appointed climate controlled front sport seats that are very comfortable and supportive and include an embroidered IPL logo, red-stitched, leather-wrapped power tilt/telescopic steering wheel that feels perfect in my hand, Silk Obi aluminum trim on the dashboard, center console and doors, IPL embroidered front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.  Other standard equipment includes a 13-speaker Bose Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal front seat headrest speakers, an Adaptive Dual Zone climate control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position, and Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier.  Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide and touch screen and Bluetooth hands-free phone system.  Technological and convenience features include power windows/door locks with express up/down, self-dimming rearview mirror, 8-way power-adjustable/power lumbar front bucket seats, dual map lights, dual lighted vanity mirrors, illuminated glove box, rear sonar system, rear camera, Sirius Satellite radio, USB connection port for iPod interface, Homelink Universal Transceiver, and remote keyless entry.

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And advanced airbag system with dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor is standard along with door-mounted curtain side impact airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, front seat active head restraints and front 3-point seatbelts with pretensioners/load limiters.  The rear seat included fixed headrests with rear Pop-up Roll Bars and 3-point seatbelts.  The car also includes reinforced front side members, front pillars and body sills, front/rear crumple zones and steel beams in each door.

The 2013 IPL G convertible is offered in one fully equipped model, the IPL G convertible with 7-speed automatic transmission, there are no options.  It is the perfect blend of luxury and sportiness.

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  • Price: Base G37 Convertible $61,450/ As-Tested G37 IPL Convertible $62,415
  • Engine: 3.7-liter V6 348 horsepower @ 7400 rpm / 276 ft-lbs. torque @ 5200 rpm
  • Wheelbase: 112.2in.
  • Total length: 185.1in.
  • Total width: 71.8in.
  • Total height: 54.9in.
  • Track: f/r-60.8/61.4in.
  • Headroom: f/r-39.4in./34.5in.
  • Legroom: f/r-43.8in./27.7in.
  • Turning circle: 36.1ft.
  • Weight distribution: f/r-54/46%
  • Passenger volume: 88.7cu.ft.
  • Cargo volume: 10.3cu.ft.
  • Fuel tank: 20.0 gallons
  • Curb weight: 4,189lbs.
  • 0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds
  • EPA mileage: 17 mpg/city, 25 mpg/highway

2012 Infiniti G37 Sport Convertible – Top-Down Luxury & Sport Fun 17
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, featured, Infiniti, Infiniti G37, Infiniti G37 Convertible, Test Drives on 05 17th, 2012

The new 2012 Infiniti G37 Hardtop Convertible continues to offer exceptional value in a package consisting of advanced technology, performance and luxury.

The new 2012 Infiniti G37 Convertible, virtually unchanged from the 2011 model year, remains to offer the versatility of a luxury sports coupe and a convertible. Placed in the ring with luxury hardtop convertibles such as the Lexus IS C, the new G37 Convertible manages to offer a slight edge in terms of a more powerful standard V6 engine combined with a 6-speed manual transmission option.

As with any other hardtop convertible, the G37 gives passengers the needed isolation from road noise when compared to convertibles with a fabric top. The aluminum folding roof takes a while to fold, about 25 seconds, but is well worth the wait when you get to enjoy the open top and sporty attitude of the 325 horsepower and 267 ft. lbs. of torque 3.7-liter V6 engine.

Just like my test vehicle from last year, my 2012 G37 Sport Convertible’s V6 engine was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Opting for the somewhat notchy but sporty manual transmission, connects the drive to the road more-so than the optional 7-speed automatic. However, in either transmission flavor, the G37 Convertible remains to keep its sports appeal in the performance department.

Being that the G37 Convertible adds over 400 pounds to the equation, things get a bit lazy when compared to the G37 coupe. However, Infiniti still manages to keep the body ridged enough that the added flex and vibrations on the convertible version do not put a damper on the G37’s luxurious appeal and smooth ride.

The use of well-bolstered heated leather front seats and ample adjustability, give the driver and front passenger plenty of room and supportive comfort. The rear seating areas are virtually useless for normal-sized adults when the front seats are occupied. Trunk cargo room is cut short with the hardtop retracted leaving about 2 cubic feet of storage. The fortunate part about leaving the top, is up you have access to a total of 10.3 cubic feet of trunk storage.

The 2012 Infiniti G37 Sport Convertible feels heavy at times just as I noted in last year’s review. The extra 400+ pounds added for structural reinforcements and hardtop mechanics definitely play a part in putting damper on the over-all performance. However, the G37 Convertible is plenty fast, just you may expect to add about a half a second onto the 0-60 mph times when pitted against the G37 coupe. Not to mention, at high rpm you get a slight coarseness and vibration from the throaty V6 engine.

The G37 coupe is already a good-looking luxury sports coupe. The G37 convertible looks just as good having a slightly different roofline shape. The most notable difference in the G37 convertibles exterior, departing from its coupe sister, is the rear trunk and rear window areas. Both vehicles have a certain classiness to them, but the convertible takes it to a higher level, especially with the top down.

My G37 Sport Convertible came loaded up with a hard drive based GPS navigation system, an excellent Bose stereo with clever headrest-mounted speakers, power-folding rearview mirrors, HID headlights, fog lights, upgraded 4-piston front and 2-piston rear brakes, dual zone climate controls, Bluetooth connectivity w/audio streaming, keyless entry/exit, 19-inch wheels and summer performance tires.

All of the controls and navigation interface fed through the center-stack LCD touch-screen, customary to other Infiniti vehicles, remains unchanged from last year’s model.

Pricing for the new 2012 G37 Convertible is slightly more than the 2011 model year. My G37 Sport Convertible starts at an MSRP of $51, 300 while a base G37 hardtop convertible starts at an MSRP of $46,650. As a comparison, you can get a new base Lexus IS C 350 V6 (hardtop convertible) for about the same starting MSRP. A BMW 335 hardtop convertible will start out of the gate at $53,800 quickly climbing several grand when adding on options comparable to those found on my $51K G37 Sport Convertible test vehicle.


Copyright: 2012 AutomotiveAddicts.com


  • Price: Base G37 Convertible $46,650 / As-Tested G37 Sport Convertible $52,085
  • Engine: 3.7-liter V6 325 horsepower @ 7000 rpm / 267 ft-lbs. torque @ 5200 rpm
  • Wheelbase: 112.2in.
  • Total length: 184.0in.
  • Total width: 72.9in.
  • Total height: 55.1in.
  • Track: f/r-60.8/62.0in.
  • Headroom: f/r-39.4in./34.5in.
  • Legroom: f/r-43.9in./27.2in.
  • Turning circle: 36.1ft.
  • Fuel tank: 20.0 gallons
  • Curb weight: 4,149lbs.
  • 0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds
  • EPA mileage: 16 mpg/city, 24 mpg/highway

2011 Infiniti G37S Limited Edition Hardtop Convertible Review & Test Drive 31
Posted by Harvey Schwartz in Automotive, convertible, featured, Hardtop Convertible, Infiniti, Infiniti G37 Convertible, Test Drives on 10 31st, 2011


The 2011 Infiniti G37S convertible features seductive coupe-like styling, high-performance driving, a three-piece folding hardtop and a new limited edition package.

Though only in its third year of production, the seductively styled open-air Infiniti G convertible adds a new level of excitement in 2011 with the addition of the new G37S convertible ‘limited-edition’ version, featuring an array of exclusive features ranging from special exterior enhancements to a Monaco Red leather-appointed interior with red tone Maple accents.  Other enhancements for 2011 include a revised front fascia design with the foglamps moved from inside the headlight to the lower fascia area; revised 19in. alloy wheels and two new exterior colors-Lapis Blue and Malbec Black, the color of my incredible G37S ride.

Looking and driving the new 2011 G37S limited-edition hardtop convertible truly rejuvenated my spirits with its seductive styling and exciting performance as only a handful of vehicles have in the past-plus the three-piece power retractable hardtop is designed to look as good with the top up as down.

The G convertible maintains a coupe-like silhouette with the top up through the use of a special three-piece ‘clamshell’ retractable hardtop, which allows for both a stylish shorter rear overhang and a low trunk lid.  Compared to the G coupe, the G convertible utilizes unique body panels from the A-pillar back, along with a 1.1 inch wider overall width, wider rear track and modified rear suspension.  Along with stunning G coupe-like proportions, the G convertible offers signature Infiniti styling cues such as flowing front fender curves, a wave-style aluminum hood, L-shaped HID bi-functional xenon headlights with integrated foglamps.  The limited-edition model adds a unique front fascia with a ‘Midnight Black’ grille and uniquely formed and deeper side sills.  In the rear, the taillights are unique to the G convertible, incorporating an inner ‘circle of light’ for added style.  The chrome rear trunk finisher incorporates both an integrated high-mount stoplight and the small camera for the standard RearView Monitor System.

The automatic top opening/closing sequences takes approximately 30 seconds from start to finish.  The open/close toggle switch is located on the center console, just behind the transmission shifter lever.

The design of the G37S limited-edition convertible takes into consideration the typical challenges to fully enjoying open air driving, such as added interior noise and turbulence, added heating and cooling system demand and even the fact that the seating surfaces can get hot in the sun or cool at night.

The G37S limited-edition convertible’s interior design combines sophistication, craftsmanship and thoughtfulness with unique, systems created to enhance the open-air driving experience.  The driver-oriented cockpit features an Infiniti signature instrument panel design with Infiniti electroluminescent instrumentation with a while illuminated color scheme, integrated multi-function information driver computer and signature Infiniti clock.

The double hand-stitched leather-covered, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel is designed for maximum comfort and usability and feels great in your hands and features audio and cruise control buttons.  Solid magnesium paddle shifters are located on the steering column for fast gear changes using the 7-speed automatic transmission.

Custom Maple Accents trim is located across the dashboard, doors and around the center console for an elegant look.  Comfortable and supportive custom Monaco Red heated/cooled/8-way power adjustable bucket seats up front are exclusive with the limited-edition model.  The cockpit also includes high-grip aluminum foot pedals and foot rest giving it a sportier look.  A power walk-in device with position memory provides easy access to the 2nd row seats (the front seats move forward automatically at the touch of a button to allow passengers into the rear seats.

The limited-edition’s long list of comfort and convenient features include Infiniti’s Intelligent Key with push button start/stop, an adaptive dual zone climate control system air conditioning system that adjusts to provide optimal comfort with the top up or down, a rearview monitor, cruise-control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated/power remote sideview mirrors, power express up/down windows, power door locks, auto on/off headlights, rear window defroster, memory system for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, driver’s seat steering wheel and outside mirror synchronization, dual lighted vanity mirrors, dual map lights, center console with dual cupholders/storage bin with padded armrest, door storage slots, lighted glovebox, front/rear carpeted floor mats, rain-sensing wipers, Infiniti hard-drive navigation system with touch-screen, DVD video playback, 3-D building graphics and Birdview Lane Guidance, speed limit advisory, streaming audio, Bluetooth, XM NavTraffic/XM NavWeather, Zagat Survey, and Infiniti voice recognition.

The limited-edition G37S hardtop convertible also comes with an outstanding audio system-a 13-speaker Infiniti Bose Open Air Sound System with AudioPilot 2.0 technology that automatically optimizes EQ settings for open/closed top positions.  The system’s special Bose Front seat Personal Speakers, mounted in the front seat head restraints, enable superior front audio quality regardless of the top position.  A 2.0 GB Music Box (800MB for music storage) is also included.

On the mechanical side the limited-edition G37S is also outstanding.  Like the G coupe and G sedan, the G37S limited-edition convertible’s outstanding dynamic performance credentials start with a combination of its advanced FM platform and award-winning V6 engine.  The 3.7 liter V6 all-aluminum, DOHC engine with VVEL (variable valve event and lift), is rated at 325hp and 267lb.ft. of torque.  The VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable lift on the intake side, helping to improve not only performance and response but also emissions and fuel economy.

The engine is mated to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic rear-wheel drive transmission with manual mode, downshift rev matching, Drive Sport mode, Adaptive Shift Control and solid magnesium paddle shifters to quickly change gears, up or down.

The car’s excellent responsive handling and ride performance is provided by its unique and advanced FM (front mid-ship) platform design, which optimizes front/rear weight balance and creates a stable foundation for the 4-wheel independent suspension.  The front suspension is a double-wishbone design with a single pivot lower wishbone, a long upper link, dual-flow path gas-charged shocks, coil springs and a stabilizer bar.  The multi-link rear suspension design separates the dual flow path gas-charged shocks and springs and there is also a stabilizer bar.  This unique suspension design helps to minimize alignment changes and reduce suspension friction for nimble handling unlike other hardtop convertibles and a smooth ride.

Responsive steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensing rack & pinion system, with a sport-tuned steering gear.  The car quickly goes where you want it to go with just a little pull on the wheel, just like a racecar even though this is a much heavier luxury performance hardtop convertible.

Strong brakes help slow the car down from speed.  Up front are 14 inch vented discs clamped with aluminum four-piston calipers, and 13.8 inch vented discs clamped with two-piston calipers, all embossed with Infiniti lettering.  Standard ABS, EBD, BA, Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control all work together to keep you in control of your forward direction on slick or slippery pavement.

The new limited-edition G37S hardtop convertible rides on unique 19X8.5 front and 19X9 inch lightweight cast aluminum alloy wheels wrapped with sticky Bridgestone 225/45R19 front and 245/40R19 inch low-profile, high-performance tires in the rear for excellent grip and a smooth ride.

All four occupants are kept safe.  An advanced airbag system with dual-stage supplemental front airbags with seatbelt and occupant classification sensors is standard, along with door-mounted curtain side-impact airbags; front-seat mounted side-impact airbags and front seat active head restraints.  The rear seat includes fixed head restraints with Pop-up Roll Bars.  The car also features reinforced front side members, front pillars and body sills.

For the discerning, enthusiast driver who wants the sun and wind in your face plus the four-season weather-proof ability of a hardtop convertible, including the latest and best luxury and personal convenience technologies, the new 2011 Limited-Edition Infiniti G37S is the car for you.




  • Price: Base G37 Hardtop Convertible $45,750 / As-Tested G37S Limited Edition Hardtop Convertible $58,125.00 including destination
  • Engine: 3.7-liter DOHC 32-Valve V6 325 horsepower @ 7000 rpm / 267 ft-lbs. torque @ 5200 rpm
  • Wheelbase: 112.2in.
  • Total length: 184in.
  • Total width: 72.9in.
  • Total height: 55.1in.
  • Track: f/r-60.8/62.6in.
  • Headroom: f/r-39.4/34.5in.
  • Legroom: f/r-43.9/27.2in.
  • Fuel tank: 20-gallons
  • Turning circle: 36.1-ft.
  • Curb weight: 4,078lbs.
  • EPA mileage: 17mpg/city, 25mpg/highway

2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible Review & Test Drive 29
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, featured, Infiniti, Infiniti G37, Infiniti G37 Convertible, Test Drives on 10 29th, 2010

Infiniti has pulled out their arsenal to battle with any other manufacturer that sells a hardtop convertible. Ever since the redesign of the Infiniti G Coupe, the introduction of a hardtop convertible has made perfect sense. The Infiniti G37 convertible is a good-looking machine wrapped in technology, performance and luxury.

Due to the good weather we’ve recently been experiencing in Florida, we were able to let the top down on several occasions with our Infiniti G37 convertible test vehicle. Not only do you get to have some fun in the sun, but you get to do it in style. The smooth sheetmetal curves of Infiniti’s G makes for one of the best looking cars to come out of Japan in the recent years.

Aimed directly at Lexus ISC (IS convertible), which is also a great looking vehicle, the Infiniti G37 convertible manages to have a leading edge over the IS in terms of performance. The Infiniti G convertible has Nissan’s popular VQ series 3.7-liter V6 engine, also found in the 370Z, that produces 325 horsepower and 267 foot-pounds of torque in the G convertible. That power is directed through either a 6-speed manual as equipped on our test car or a fast shifting 7-speed automatic. The automatic can be shifted manually via magnesium shift paddles mounted on the steering column with the optional sport package.

Enthusiasts can clearly expect certain things from Infiniti vehicles such as one of the best navigation units offered by an automotive manufacturer, and being one of the first to implement new advanced road-safety features. Across the line Infiniti offers these amenities even in their one and only drop-top G.

Our test vehicle was equipped with the Navigation package, which includes 3-D building graphics, streaming audio through the killer Bose stereo system, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, and even a Zagat (Survey restaurant reviews for finding the best eatery along your destination). All of these goodies are controlled either through the touch-screen LCD redundant dashboard controls, or even via the steering wheel mounted buttons. Infiniti has done a great job in giving the driver different options for operation of the many tech gadgets offered in their lineup.

For a convertible vehicle, the Infiniti G37 has an excellent Bose stereo that incorporates headrest-mounted speakers. Since Bose is supposed to be one of the best in the market for directing sound in certain directions thought otherwise to be near impossible, the Infiniti G37 convertible’s sound system is superb.

The many downfalls of a hardtop convertible can also be found in the Infiniti G37 such as limited trunk space and small back seat room, which is only good for a handbag or two. Despite all of the other gripes that you may hear about hardtop convertibles, the Infiniti G37 convertible does not suffer from them. These are things like rattle noises and a clunky operation of the top. The Infiniti G37 convertible feels almost as solid as the coupe version. The front windows go down with the rear-side windows when opening the top and full close-to-open as well as open-to-close time is about average.

On the road, the G37 convertible behaves similar to its coupe counterpart. The difference in the two emerges when you start to push the G to the limit in turns as well as during acceleration. You can feel the extra weight used to reinforce the G convertible along with the hardtop mechanics. Bottom-line, performance is somewhat hindered but it does not completely take away from the excitement you get when you drive any G whether it be the sedan or coupe. The short throw 6-speed manual transmission on our test car has little to do with that excitement factor. 0 to 60mph time in the G convertible is about 6 seconds, a little shy of the coupe’s 5.4 second time.

In terms of handling and styling in a hardtop convertible, the Infiniti G 37 knocks it out of the park. But be prepared to spend a good amount for that type of marriage. Our test vehicle came in at $50,035.  You can, however still get a base Infiniti G37 convertible $44,350 but that’s without the tech goodies. All in all, if I had to choose a hardtop convertible luxury sports coupe, it would be the G37 convertible for sure.

Copyright: 2010 AutomotiveAddicts.com


Price: Base G37 Convertible $44,350 As-Tested $50,035
Type: Midsize Convertible
Where Built: Japan
EPA Class: Subcompact Cars


Length: 183.3 in. Width: 72.9 in.
Height: 55.1 in. Wheel Base: 112.2 in.
Curb Weight: 4099 lbs. Gross Weight: 5079 lbs.

Front Head Room: 39.3 in.
Front Hip Room: 53.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 53.6 in.
Rear Head Room: 34.5 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 45.7 in.
Rear Hip Room: 41.6 in.
Front Leg Room: 43.8 in.
Rear Leg Room: 27.1 in.
Luggage Capacity: 10.3 cu. ft.
Maximum Cargo Capacity: 10 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 4

Performance Data

Number of Cylinders: 6
Engine Size: 3.7 liters
Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 325 hp
Max Horsepower: 7000 rpm
Torque: 267 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 5200 rpm
Drive Type: RWD
Turning Circle: 36.1 ft.
0-60mph: 6.0 seconds

Fuel Data

Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal.
EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway/Combined)
Manual: 16 mpg / 24 mpg / 19 mpg
Range in Miles:
Manual: 320 mi. / 480 mi. / 380 mi.