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Click above for a high-res gallery of Infiniti in Monterey.

Infiniti ramped up its presence in Monterey this year with the new G37 sedan and G37x coupe, the latter equipped with the automaker's advanced ATTESSA E-TSO all-wheel-drive system and seven-speed automatic gearbox. We're looking forward to seeing if the AWD coupe can retain the engaging driving characteristics of its RWD counterpart, while providing the security of all-wheel-drive for those of us that like to make a run into the mountains during the snow season.

Infiniti also used its time on the peninsula to show off the first image of the G37 convertible (we curbed our urge to take a picture of the picture), along with the release of the revised M35 and M35x. The 2009 model benefits from the automaker's scratch shield paint, new seven-speed auto 'box and an increase in output to 303 hp, while still boosting fuel economy by one mpg. We're eagerly anticipating the 3.7-liter V6 finding its way under the hood of the M sometime around the turn of the decade, with some G-inspired styling to match its newfound horsepower.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      G37x Sedan that is.
      • 6 Years Ago
      New dial switchs for the heated seats, way to step it up.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I think Infiniti should only produce coupe and FX (a coupe-look SUV). Get rid all those gigantic awkward SUV and sedans (sedans are for grandpas who use chaffeur services). Be a luxury sporty brand and compete with Porsche. That's Infiniti badge what I (and most of us) have in mind.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Not many changes... but it's not like there was anything wrong in the first place. The awd coupe sounds interesting, but honestly I wouldn't have thought that it would make good marketing sense to build it. Time will tell if it's a good seller. And I've always loved the M... good power and loads of useful features for the money. The styling is a lil' bit on the boring side but it's a good car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        7 speed automatic transmission.. nice... that was my only complaint about my 08 (only 5 speed!).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, so the G37 *x* can be had with a manual now?

      AFAIK this is a change from previous versions, where the AWD edition was auto-only. A *good* change.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No. The G37x will have the 5 speed auto only.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It doesn't seem to be a big change from the G35, which is my mind isn't a bad thing. I have always preferred the looks of the G series over the 350Z, and it's nice to know that I can continue to do that. I do agree that the red is not a good color and should be a true bright red.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      AWD != Manual transmission = no AWD.

      If I have to choose one, the stick gets it.

      The M-update is weak. The front air dam was fine, the tail lights needed attention, and why on earth, when the G is going to 3.7, is the M not doing the same.

      M37 VVEL V6 and M50 VVEL V8.

      Why would someone buy an M35 over a G37? The space is hardly a deal breaker. The M is not much more attractive, and it is bigger and heavier.

      M45, I can see... someone wants a V8 engine. But it should be the 5.0 VVEL engine from the FX50.

      I like Infiniti a lot, but this stuff seems a tad like weaksauce.