• Jun 2nd 2008 at 12:58PM
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A forum member at Motive has (supposedly) obtained Infiniti's 2009 ordering guide, and with it comes (supposed) word that the 2009 G-series sedan will be upgraded with the 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V6. Exact output has yet to be confirmed, but the document rates the 3.7-liter V6 at 320+ hp, with power sent to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The model and package list (posted after the jump) goes on to say that the 2009 Infiniti G37 will include four-piston front brakes equipped with 14-inch rotors, five-spoke 18-inch wheels, re-designed side view mirrors and the Scratch Shield paint found on the new FX line of CUVs. Two new exterior colors will also be made available: Moonlight White and Sahara Sandstone.

We've got a call in to Infiniti's PR people to confirm the information. Watch this space for an update.

UPDATE: Infiniti got back to us, saying that more information about the 2009 Infiniti Gs will be available in August, but it wouldn't confirm the G37 sedan. As we already know, the retractable hardtop G37 coupe is on the way and sales are expected to begin in February next year. That means we should see the G37 convertible at an auto show later this year -- our money is on LA.

[Source: Motive]

Models and Option Packages Contents

2009 G37 Sedan
■ Includes all standard equipment
G37 Journey
■ Includes all G37 standard equipment
■ Auto-on/off headlights
■ 8-way power passenger's seat
■ Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
■ Rear air conditioning vents
■ In-dash, 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3
playback capability
G37x AWD
■ Includes all G37 Journey standard equipment
■ Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
■ Heated front seats
■ Heated outside mirrors
G37 Sport 6MT
■ Unique sport-tuned suspension
■ Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with short-throw shifter
■ Quicker steering gear ratio for greater response to driver input
■ Viscous Limited-Slip rear Differential (VLSD)
■ Hand-pull parking brake (replaces foot-operated parking brake)
■ Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18 (front)
and 245/45R18 (rear) summer performance tires
■ 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers, with 14-inch front and
13.8-inch rear disc brakes
■ Unique front fascia and side sills
■ Front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver's power
torso and thigh support adjustment
■ Unique sport stitching on steering wheel and front seats
■ Aluminum pedals
Sport Package
■ Includes all G37 Sport 6MT standard equipment, excluding
manual transmission
■ Solid-magnesium paddle shifters mounted on steering column
■ Foot-operated parking brake
Available on G37 Journey.
Sport Package AWD
■ Solid-magnesium paddle shifters mounted on steering column
■ Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18
all-season tires
■ Unique front fascia and side sills
■ Front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver's power
torso and thigh support adjustment
■ Unique sport stitching on steering wheel and front seats
■ Aluminum pedals
Available on G37x AWD.
Premium Package
■ Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close,
tilt feature and sliding sunshade
■ Infiniti Studio on Wheels® by Bose® Premium Audio system with
24-bit Burr-Brown DAC, 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3 playback
capability, Radio Data System (RDS), and eleven speakers, including
3-way component front door speakers with 10-inch subwoofers and a
parcel shelf-mounted subwoofer
■ Driver's Audio Stage
■ Interface System for iPod®
■ Heated front seats and outside mirrors (standard on G37x AWD)
■ 2-way power lumbar support for driver's seat
■ Memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
■ Driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirror position
■ One-touch auto-up/down rear windows with safety auto-reverse feature Premium Pack age (continued)
■ Power-tilt and telescopic steering wheel
■ Automatic anti-glare rearview mirror with HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver and compass
■ Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
■ Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone
System and available navigation
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Navigation Package
■ Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System with touch-screen, Lane Guidance
and 3-D building graphics
■ XM NavTraffic® providing Real-Time Traffic information1
■ 9.3GB Music Box hard drive with CompactFlash® slot (replaces 6-disc
CD autochanger)
■ Single in-dash CD player
■ Infiniti Voice Recognition for climate control, audio and
navigation systems
■ RearView Monitor2
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Requires Premium Package. Deletes compass in rearview mirror.
Technology Package
■ Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking3
■ Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
■ Pre-Crash Seat Belts
Available on G37 Journey, G37x AWD and G37 Sport 6MT.
Requires Navigation Package.
Performance Tire and Wheel Package
■ Split 7-spoke 18 x 7.5-inch (front), 18 x 8.5-inch (rear) lightweight
cast aluminum-alloy wheels with 225/50R18 (front and rear)
W-rated summer performance tires
Only available on G37 Journey. Requires Premium Package.
4-Wheel Active Steer Package
■ Front Active Steer and Rear Active Steer systems
Available on G37 Journey with Sport and Navigation Packages and
rear spoiler; available on G37 Sport 6MT with Navigation Package
and rear spoiler.
■ Power sliding tinted glass moonroof with one-touch open/close, tilt
feature and sliding sunshade
Available on G37 Journey and G37x AWD. Moonroof included
in Premium Package.
Wood Trim
■ African rosewood interior trim on center console, instrument
panel and doors
Available on G37 Journey and G37x AWD. Requires Premium
Package. Not available with Stone interior, rear spoiler or 4-Wheel
Active Steer Package.
Rear Spoiler
Available on G37 Journey and G37 Sport 6MT with 4-Wheel
Active Steer Package and on G37x AWD with Sport and
Navigation Packages.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      This horse power race in sport sedans is getting obscene. I'd be more impressed if they could keep the same level of performance and driveabilty and improve mileage 10-20%. Their engineers must be high school boys who still think the only way to improve is to make bigger. I think the reduction in sales may finally get their attention. Then again, maybe not.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's no rumour....
      • 7 Years Ago
      FYI guys,

      "Car" magazine (a british magazine) already stated that there will be a G37 sedan and coupe in 2009 when Infiniti is introduced to the European market.
      • 7 Years Ago
      me likes
      I was hoping it was coming out in November of 2008

      one of the guys at hte infiniti dealer i talked to a few months back said to me that the 3.7L is coming but he did no mention the 7-speed, i gues the FX introduced that

      why can't i have a station wagon ala the CTS that's coming out? that EX just donesn't cut it with gas about to hit $6/gal as reported by CNN

      and where is the 2.5L V6 that's offered in Japan - that might just be the way to get the AWD some better mpg
        • 7 Years Ago
        One doesn't really buy a luxury car if one is worried about gas prices. You're spending $40k on a luxury sedan, but can't afford another $2k a year in gas? Maybe you should buy a beater to drive daily, instead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please, let's get with reality. Infinity needs a G27 a lot more than the G37. The Lexus IS250 has good acceleration (not explosive, like the IS350) and gets mid-20s mpg in town and mid-30s on the highway. There's demand for a smaller engine in the G. If the Infiniti management doesn't get with the program soon nobody will soon be able to afford to drive their cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have looked at the fuel maps of my car. I know when it is beneficial fuel wise to coast than to keep the car in gear.
        I also know how long my engine need be off to give better fuel economy and know at what stops I will return a benefit.
        My method comes from a year of experimentation, as well. I have learned what works. I currently have 332 miles on just over half of a 13.2 gallon tank. *Shrugs* Make of it what you want. I take immaculate care of my car's mechanicals, as well. I love driving and have autocrossed my RSX, but also love to be able to get great gas mileage. I suppose I'm more patient and willing to spend two minutes longer getting to work (I have timed the difference, and 'raced' coworkers as well. Sometimes traffic makes the difference nill) in order to get this fuel economy. Again take from it what you will.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with you but improving the sedan is a lot easier and quicker than to put out a new car. Hopefully they will have a G25/27 out by 2010 to compete with the BMW 1 series.

        And your MPG figures for the IS250 is a bit off. I highly doubt it gets mid 30's in mpg unless you slip it into neutral and let it roll down a mountain. =P
        • 7 Years Ago
        This may come as a surprise to some, but the Skyline sedan in Japan (Infiniti G35 sedan here in the States) has been available as a 250 GT model in 2wd or 4wd for quite some time.

        Go here:
        On the left side under "Grade" click "2500" for information.

        I suspect your issue is with Infiniti not importing to the US, but clearly, this car is currently in production (and with a range of color, trim, and accessory options that are not offered in the US as well).
        • 7 Years Ago
        I do have the IS250, and driving around town (this does have about 50% interstate) my trip computer says 26.5 mpg. On trips, averaging 73 mph I regularly get 33 mpg.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There is a possibility of improved fuel economy, going from a 5-speed to 7-speed auto, even with a bump in displacement and power.

        But I agree, they should put a smaller engine, perhaps a 3.0L, into the G-sedan to match Lexus' offering.
        • 7 Years Ago
        1. Ultima is right. Putting a car in neutral burns MORE gas (except maybe at a stoplight). While gravity will give you free miles down a hill, if you disengage your engine from the wheels, gravity won't keep your engine running. It uses gas to keep from stalling. Plus, it puts unneeded wear on your drivetrain (shifting in and out of neutral while in motion) and is dangerous.

        2. Turning your car off at a stoplight is a horrible idea. Increased load on starter and electrical system, plus high stress for your engine. Oh, and starting your engine (without start-stop technology) also uses more fuel than idling it for less than a minute.

        While I applaud your hypermiling efforts, keep in mind that methods you think would save gas might be doing the opposite.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Tai,
        My Acura RSX is rated at 29 mpg by the EPA for highway driving, but I do slip it into neutral on downward hills. Gravity allows the car to accelerate for free. I get 40mpg on the interstate and around 34 in the city. On my 22 mile commute to work I'm in neutral for about 2.5 miles total, and there's plenty of room for more coasting.

        If I get to a stoplight that just changed I'll turn the car off as I coast to it and watch for the crossing light to turn red so I can turn my car on without any delay. Also, driving at or below the speed limits has played a huge role in improving my economy. 60 mph on the interstate meant a 50% increase in fuel economy in my little four-banger that has trouble overcoming wind resistance. Now I get as good a fuel economy as a Honda Civic Hybrid, but if I want to I can still punch it once in a while to merge or pass.

        Fuel economy is more dependent on driver habit than one might think, and there's no since in jesting about being smart and allowing gravity to accelerate for you.

        I'm not getting after you in particular, just using your comment to brag about how effective my driving behavior modification has helped.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @james sonne

        lol i am shocked that people still believe putting gear in neutral on downhill gets them better mileage.. just WOW
      • 7 Years Ago
      Moonlight White and Sahara Sandstone.

      Why are they adding power and geratric colors in the same update? What are they trying to accomplish??
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nissan can increase the size of the engine without increasing consumption (stroked from 3.5 to 3.7) because of VVEL.

        The 7 speed automatic, if appropriately geared [use a tall axle ratio], will really help out mileage.

        Lets say 5th gear is 25mph/1K revs & the VQ37 makes 330hp@7000, a 175mph sedan for $35K?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Safety mandates, and fuel economy mandates that spur *7* gears in the transmission are what are adding weight.

      Honestly, if all anyone can do is complain about fuel economy, while the G35 has been increasing it's fuel economy AND power at the same time...

      Then go buy a prius or something. Buy a 4-cyl altima.

      Honestly, there is more to life than complaining about it.

      YES, it sucks right now with high fuel prices, but the government's policies are what are the problem, not cars like G35.

      Not only do their energy policies suck, but the bureacuracy and red tape with bringing cars to market in the US is DEPLORABLE.

      As someone mentions... Japan builds a 2.5 liter version. But that would entail a whole new regimen of crash, emissions, and all other testing, at NISSAN's expense. They can't recoup that from every little different model that requires it.

      IF the government made it easy, by getting the hell out of the way of the manufacturers, and the consumers, and tax INCENTIVES for customers to buy more fuel efficient cars, then maybe the pocketbook would suggest positive efficiency trends, rather than ham-fistingly forcing them through things like CAFE.

      As long as the government is draining money from the system, they are stifling innovation and variation. Getting government out of the way has a 'lubricating' effect on products coming to market, and being available for people to buy.

      Back on topic----

      The G37 sedan would be a welcome addition. It is unfortunate that it didn't come out along side the coupe.

      I still hope that the FX's 5.0 Liter VVEL V8 were put under the hood of the G-series as an "extra special edition", undercutting the M3 2 and 4-doors.

      And direct injection would only further improve the flexibility, and power efficiency of both the 3.7 and 5.0 engines.

      I do wish the two new colors were bolder, though, too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Keep in mind, the 3.7L is direct injection which currently gives higher horsepower AND higher MPG than the 3.5L. I'd imagine the 7 speed automatic will give even better MPG.

      The 3.5L is wringing out 300hp but at the cost of decreased fuel econonmy from the previous generation.
        • 7 Years Ago
        VVEL is like BMW's valvetronic & Toyota's valvematic
        No as to the suggestion that the powerband is 'better'
        VQ35hr 268ft-lbs@4800
        VQ37vvel 270ft-lbs@5200

        VQ35hr 306hp@6800
        VQ37vvel 330hp@7000

        It seems as if Nissan pushed too hard, and torque has suffered. 315hp 285ft-lbs would be better. (unless Nissan has mis-rated the engine, and it actually torque-ier than they say. come the VQ40 in the Pathfinder is 288ft-lbs)

        Acura MDX 3.7 300hp@6000, 275ft-lbs@5000
        Mazda Cx-9 3.7 273hp 270ft-lbs
        Lincoln MKS 275hp@6250, 276ft-lbs@4250 (we will see on that one)

        • 7 Years Ago
        The powerband IS better. It has more torque at most rpm points than the 3.5. Also, the 3.5 makes max torque at the same 5200rpm, according to most sources. The old 3.5 made it lower at 4800.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The 3.7 isn't direct-injected in the G37 coupe. It has a new form of valve timing over the 3.5, which gives it a better powerband and mileage.
      • 7 Years Ago
      needs more G38

      Nissan can't like having a GM on top of the Sedan times at the 'ring.

      Also, a smaller V-6 or a 4-cyl hybrid option wouldn't be bad ideas for them. But since the QR isn't amazing, and I doubt Nissan will make a smaller V-6 for one car only, I don't expect to see either any time soon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just got out of my car today (07 G35X) and thought an extra gear (or two) would be nice on the highway. 3100 RPM at around 80 MPH is a little high. The torque characteristics of the VQ series engine could easily allow around 2500 RPM for highway cruising and maybe push the mileage up into the high 20's instead of the mid 20's.

      Mileage has been my only complaint about this car - it didn't really need more power, but hey - the more the merrier!

      • 7 Years Ago
      Performance entry-lux is Infiniti's niche.

      Swapping in a small engine in pursuit of 5% better fuel economy isn't going to magically make a $40K car into a remotely economical buying decision.

      It's just going to send buyers who care for performance - which at Infiniti is ALL OF THEM - elsewhere.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather they spent their time stripping weight out of the car then adding power.
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