• Aug 16, 2008
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Note to the Lexus SC430: it is now beyond over for you. Infiniti, Nissan's BMW-hunting luxury brand, has unveiled the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible, a retractable hardtop 4-seater that preserves the Coupe's good looks even with its 3-piece folding metal roof neatly tucked out of sight, as you can see here. Power from the 3.7L V6 will be in excess of 320 horses, and numerous comparos against the BMW 335i convertible are inevitable. You can practically hear the buff mags reserving track time as we speak. Sunny Los Angeles will be the venue for the car's formal unveiling in November, and likely a fertile ground for sales when the time comes.

[Source: Infiniti]


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      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      Infiniti must have got some serious awesome sause this month in their salad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      zamafir, how many people that purchase cars in this category do you think will EVER push them that hard?

      They're mostly eye candy or at the most, straight line runners, plain and simple.

      I guarantee you a majority of G37s aren't being used as track cars, lol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't care, I push my cars hard whenever I can, and occasionally on the track. If I cared about people who drive cars as point a to point b boxes with wheels I wouldn't be posting on autoblog and i'd read consumer reports instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it alot!
        • 6 Years Ago
        "A lot" is two words. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      anyone notice it has the sedan's rear end... not the coupe's... in my opinion the sedan's taillights look better anyway... so way to go infiniti it looks amazing!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pass.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wrong badge, ahem, brand buddy. To put this in perspective for Tim: I'll take an Opel over a Datsun any day of the year.

        So you think this Bangled slob looks more attractive than a 9-3 Aero 'vert, or an A4 convertible for that matter (a Skoda then?), or a 335i 'vert; then I say to each their own.

        Infiniti is the definition of badge-engineering: it is a Nissan with a "status symbol" badge to make Americans cough a $10K premium just because of the, erm, badge.
        FEW
        • 6 Years Ago
        ditto.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Kroum - I think the only re-badged Infiniti (currently) is the silly QX56 SUV. None of the other Infinitis share platforms with any Nissan. Unlike Lexus which produces carbon copies of Toyotas or Saab which re-badges Malibus, Subarus and Blazers, Infiniti is pretty good about developing its own cars.
        The Saab 'vert is nice and practical if you have kids and need a trunk, but if you just want a fast hard-top 'vert that's more dependable and has more perks than any GM, I think the G37 is a contender.
        The A4 (built by VW) is beautiful, but only has a soft top and unless you spring $60+ for the S4, is pretty underpowered. The 335i and aging Lexus SC430 are more likely the competition that Infiniti cares about.
        • 6 Years Ago
        kroum

        Infiniti/Nissan/Datsun (whatever you wanna call it to make your saab seem cool) leap frogged Saab years ago. No contest here
        • 6 Years Ago
        SilverAero
        Makes anything Saab pops out a joke...Enjoy your 9000 or 900 or 9-whatever vectra?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Kroum: "Infiniti is the definition of badge-engineering: it is a Nissan with a "status symbol" badge to make Americans cough a $10K premium just because of the, erm, badge."

        Infiniti is probably one of the least badge-engineered brands with only 1 vehicle (QX45) that is nearly identical to one in the Nissan lineup. Audi/VW, GM, Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury have far more badge engineering. They make Nissan look like a saint when it comes to the whole badge-engineering thing.

        Yes, the Infinitis could be badged as Nissans like they are overseas and sales would probably plummet because they wouldn't have a luxury badge. Give Nissan some credit for doing the smart thing: selling Nissans under a different name to people who won't buy Nissans. If the customers play along (like they are) then it's a very smart move.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love everything,except the front end.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No one noticed that they changed the tail lights? The tail lights on this convertible is different (and better) than the G37 coupe, and looks more similar to the sedan.

      I HATE the G37 coupe tail lights.. looks like a pair of bat wings.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For some reason, the profile with the top down makes this car look as if its the love child of a Lexus SC430 convert. and a Pontiac G6 convert.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree completely.

        Maybe it looks more distinctive from the front or back.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah, i kinda prefer the roofed version
      • 6 Years Ago
      The side profile reminds me of the Lexus SC
      • 6 Years Ago
      Personally, i loved BMW's until Bangle got there. when Toyota followed, i scratched them off my list too. But the G35 has always been a clean design, in my mind closer to what BMW used to be. I would never consider a BMW over an Infiniti, but i guess that is why everyone doesn't live in the same place
      • 6 Years Ago
      i love this car.. i love infiniti's engines.. but man this thing is going to weigh 4000 lbs :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        i didnt mean it in the beating bmw context.. bc i would never buy a 3 series over a comparable G37.. but i mean for the overall drive.. it is heavy.. but i guess there isnt much you could do to drop weight in this category..
        • 6 Years Ago
        You misunderstand...the BMW is crazy fat too. But at least the BMW has a trunk. Regardless, both cars are flabby BLVD cruisers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ... so only 43 lbs heavier than the 335i with a bit more power to boot? awesome. sounds competitive to me (if we're taking the 335i as the benchmark at 3957lbs - per bmw).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gorgeous.
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