• Aug 13th 2008 at 11:55AM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the Infiniti G37S

This weekend is of course the big Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California, and a number of automakers will be on hand to debut vehicles there. Infiniti is one of them and will be showing off a few new models on the greens of Pebble Beach, one of which is this, the G37S. What you see is not much different than the G35 on sale now, save for a few exterior tweaks including new wheels. What is different is that Infiniti's G sedan will get the same mechanical hardware found in the G37 Coupe. That means the superlative VQ-series 3.7L V6 producing 328 horsepower will be standard equipment, which necessitates the change in nomenclature for the 2009 model year from G35 to G37. Transmissions will include a 6-speed manual or Infiniti's new 7-speed automatic, and the brand is also offering a new optional brake package that adds 4-piston front/2-piston rear brakes and larger rotors. Those wheels are the new 18-inch wheel design with standard Scratch Shield self-healing paint. Infiniti will show more this weekend than just the G37S, including the G37 convertible and G37x, and we already have bloggers in place on the back nine to report it all.

[Source: Supercars.net]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      That random tag is wreaking havok. Nope.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They fixed it. Now everything's not all slanty and I don't have to tilt my head to read.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You DO realize that you can adjust that gap with a simple screwing of a bump stop... right?

      And yea, like everyone else said... INFINITI, not Lexus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looking at the gorgeously new G series I can't help but feel sorry for the folks at Honduh/Acucrap.

      The last G was just ok, the new one kept all the good stuff from the old ones and added better design elements. The 7spd option is a huge bonus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      New? I saw two of these on the way to work today. But seriously how about a design refresh?
      • 7 Years Ago
      i used to own a 1st gen G coupe, and this new generation just isn't as good looking.

      They went a little crazy on the cars, like they melted them or something. The rims are awful looking too.

      I think the only good rims they have are the larger ones on the coupe. The "hybrid" demo car, was a sedan and even had those coupe rims.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Totally agree. Was a big fan of the last-gen G's, especially the coupes. The new ones just look like fatter, saggier versions of the last generation.

        Really not a fan of the random chrome strip on the trunk-lid. Looks tacked-on and tacky. I have nothing against chrome, just doesn't look good here.

        Regardless, still a good car. And looks like a million bucks next to the new TL...though I suppose most cars would.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "This is the new sound. Same as the old sound..."

      Could use some more differentiation from the G35, but I still like it though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Infiniti needs a G25 or G27, not a G37S. Wake up Infiniti, there is a gas price crises in the world and it won't get much better. A G25 would have good but not explosive performance. I know all the enthusiasts would like sub-6 secs. 0-60 times, but get real, who wants to drive a gas hog these days?
        • 7 Years Ago
        if they make a g2_ coupe, ill get one immediately
        • 7 Years Ago
        Lots of people, myself included. The last thing I want is some neutered pig to drive. $4 a gallon is not a crisis and isn't even half what Europe pays. I welcome higher gas prices as it will hopefully move some of the braindead people clogging our roads to mass transit.
        • 7 Years Ago
        But if you are looking for a G37x, all bets are off.
        A 3.692 axle ratio & 7 speed automatic is going to be fast.

        Nissan 'really' needs to change the axle ratios from 3.692 in the rear drive cars because the new reverse gear ratio is much shorter than the old one.
        Heck the new reverse is shorter than the old 1st gear (R: 3.972, old 1: 3.841)
        It would really suck to have a car than couldn't back up in winter time [yeah we remember the 1998 GS300/400 Toyota. (reverse was shorter than 1st in that car)]
        • 7 Years Ago
        A G37x, 13@110 in the 1/4? fast?
        Nissan should definitely include the rear viscous 'LSD'
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why are so many people whining that luxury brands should get fuel efficient vehicles? Protip, if the extra few dollars a gallon is hurting you that much, don't buy something that costs $30,000. Buy a cheaper economy car, or better yet don't waste your money on another new car.

        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree, take a page from the Lexus IS and have 2x and a 3x versions.
        • 7 Years Ago
        $30,000 won't buy a luxury car anymore. Well, except maybe from Hyundai.

        $4 is only half of what Europe pays? Probably true, but did you notice that 3.7L engines are rather rare in Europe? The Golf here has a 2.5L, it UK it's a 1.4L.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Puhleeze.... Oil is starting the decline now and it will slowly go down to ~ $100/bbl and prices will recede. This past year was an experiment by all involved to see what the tipping point was. Now that they know it we will see things go back down.

        And not to mention unless they really Screwed the Pooch on the G37, the car will get decent gas mileage. I regularly get 25-26 highway on my 04 G35 6MT and that's just fine by me for this class of car. In the city you can practically watch the gauge go down, but that's just about every V6/V8.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm interested in Goat Law's comments:

        There's a smaller engine available? Don't get me wrong, I love power, but I love 6 speed manuals and RWD more. I'll take a thriftier engine paired to said drivetrain for a bit less sweat at the pump. So long as she can dance, I don't really care if it is a bit more slowly.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've said the same multiple times
        where is the 2.5L V6 they sell in japan??

        not only will it use less gas, it'll bring the price back down a few grand (maybe to $29.5k) adn that would again be a bargain considering the 2.5L V6 can deliver about 250HP

        But the 3.7 V6 with the new 7-speed improves on gas milage, so it's a better option for the car
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm with Goat Law. I'll pay more for gas to not have to sit in traffic.

        Planning to buy a 16mpg S4 soon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks good, going to be a fast sedan. But whats up with the FX50S?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok so you spotted it before pebble beach...? SO ??? BIG DEALLL...
      Can't blame you guys though. Non stop automotive news?! Its not like politics etc. so you guys got more space to fill....
      • 7 Years Ago
      what are the exterior tweaks? besides from the wheels, of course
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ phooky,

        I honestly can't tell. I just pulled up both pictures and couldn't spot a single difference other than the wheels. If this "spy" shot had an automatic, I'd say the exterior tweak is essentially the current 6MT's front bumper across the board because that front bumper is from the current 6MT.
        • 7 Years Ago
        those rims are sweet, though. wish i had those on my g37 instead of the 18s i have now
        • 7 Years Ago
        The exterior tweaks are the wheels and that's probably it. What a waste of a car, and to think I actually anticipated it for a week. :l
      • 7 Years Ago
      Do the G37x coupe and sedan share the same AWD architecture? I found the AWD on the last G35X to be lacking. I want it to drive more like GTR than Maxima.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Also, I was talking about the EX, not the FX when I made the "meh" comment. I was replying to someone, but for some reason it's now showing as a reply. Oh well.
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