• Mar 20, 2007
click above image to view high-resolution pics of the 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe

With the New York Auto Show only a couple weeks away, the embargos had to begin to break any day now. Road and Track started things off by releasing its May issue online early with a single of the new Infiniti G37 and a short driving impression. Edmunds Inside Line and Automobile smelled blood, and immediately opened the flood gates revealing everything they knew about Infiniti's new G Coupe. These news outlets were apparently invited to a sneak preview of the G37 at Nissan's test facility in Arizona last month, and while Infiniti likely set strict embargoes on publishing pictures and driving impressions of the new model, all it takes is one hole in the dam to start a deluge.

The full view of the G37 is stunning, with familiar cues from the G35 Sedan mingled with coupe-specific cues like a large front intake and fast profile. The headlights peel back into the front fenders giving the G37 an even more imposing presence than the current G35 coupe.

The already excellent 3.5L V6 from the G35 Sedan gets bored out by 4.6mm to reach 3.7 liters, and the compression is increased to 11.0:1 to create some outstanding power numbers. An estimated 330 hp and 270 lb-ft will move the 3,682 lb coupe, and the drive should be much improved with 36-percent stiffer underpinnings than the G35 coupe. Stopping power is also quite impressive, with 14-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors.

Infiniti showed the world it was no pushover in the entry luxury market with its first-generation G35 coupe, and we think the great looks and impressive power numbers of the all-new G37 may put Infinity at the front of the pack. Of course, the BMW 335i coupe leads the pack at the moment while weighing less and putting up bigger torque numbers with its twin-turbo inline-six, so we'll reserve judgment on whether or not the G37 wins by a nose until we've had the chance to drive it.

[Source: Automobile]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      This car is horrible. I love my 6MT and was going looking forwarding to trading it in for something that more closely resembled the concept version. I appreciate the engine upgrade, new toys, etc, but I am an everyday driver as well and like to show off. This thing is ugly..PERIOD. The Sedan is much better.
      The Altima Coupe is also a smack in the face for current G35 Drivers who put down good coin only to be imitated so easily. Thanks Nissan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I kinda agree with mostro most G35 coupe drivers are tools. One time I saw an asian guy with an afro driving one. Infiniti is also acting not very Nissan like trying to use M names getting themselves into trouble with BMW. At least Nissan is smart and creative. I loathe Pontiac they take perfectly good cars get rid of them then bring in shitty cars with shitty names. Thank God Infiniti did not get the GT-R that would have been a huge shit sandwich.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Personally, I think they did a decent job here.

      I've always hated the front look of the G35 Coupe, but I love the headlights on this new one.

      Unfortunately I can't help but think Altima when I look at it. It's an attractive car that I'm sure will live up to the luxury and speed people want, but it just doesn't look far enough away from Nissan's products.

      I don't get it. If you look at Lexus's offerings, no one says they look too much like Toyota's, but Nissan seems to struggle creating a real brand identity in my opinion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You know, I think the existing car is about the prettiest thing on the road, and I don't like this one as well.

      Cheaper car, I like it better. Win!
      • 7 Years Ago
      agree this one doesn't look as good as the previous gen - neither do the sedans. for the bloke who thinks it's all about the drive - that may be true for you mate, but must coupes are bought by shallow types who are focused on looks. especially the try-hard yuppies who buy entry level beemers and other luxury cars.

      while we are on that topic for some reason the g35 coupe has a curious owner profile in my not so humble opinion. while the 350z is mostly tuner fiends, 2fast2furious types and sad old men with chest wigs, the g35 is instead the domain of showy wankers.

      how many times have i noticed a g35 coupe and it's owner is some web2.0 or dotcom first time around biz dev type. likely called brad. has an mba and faux smile. i hate to say it folks but 80% of the blokes i see driving this one are wankers plain and simple.

      my advice is buy a 350z if you're serious about driving or if your serious about posing you have to plump for some Munich metal.

      ciao my american friends
      • 7 Years Ago
      Congrats Nissan. You've managed to take all the character out of the G-coupe, then create an Altima coupe and make it a carbon copy, albeit cheaper.

      You guys are geniuses!
      • 7 Years Ago
      THIS IS WHEELS ON SEX!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111
      P M CONEWAY
      • 7 Years Ago
      I find comments about the new G37 being "not even close" to BMW 335 to be pathetically biased since we haven't seen the G37 in person yet nor have we seen side-by-side perfmance comparisons. But considering that the G37 will cost MANY THOUSANDS less (if the BMW is optioned up to compare with the G37), it is "not even close" to the G37, especially when you consider BMW's POOR RELIABILITY. It's OK...you can go ahead and admit that Infiniti whips BMW's butt. One more thing...the BMW is UUUUGGGLLLLYYYY!
      • 7 Years Ago
      #54 - you mean the team that's been at Lexus for the past decade? :D

      #57 - actually the 335i coupe is pretty ugly and bland. The sedan is sexy though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everyone.. Imagine the tail lights euroclear!!! Huge improvement, that would be, in my opinion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought about trading my 99 windstar in for this car now that I finally have some money but forget that. This has worse lines than disney land. Now i'm gonna get an Evo X instead.


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      I love driving this mean machine

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Infiniti - I not Y, obviously you're not an owner :)
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