Click either image for high-res gallery of the 2009 Infiniti G37S and G37x

From the second we learned of the G37 Coupe, we immediately wanted to know when the larger, more powerful 3.7L V6 would find its way under the hood of the sedan. The answer to that question is the 2009 model year, and even though the new powerplant provides a class-leading 328 ponies mated to an all-new seven speed automatic transmission, it won't break the bank much more than the last model. Pricing for the new G37 Sedan starts at $33,250, which is $1,000 more than the 2008 model but still more affordable than the Infiniti's main competition in the entry luxury market.

The G37 Coupe returns for 2009 with the same sexy lines from last year, but has added the new standard seven-speed automatic and available AWD to make the G37x. The two extra cogs helps to raise the price of entry to $35,900, which is $1,000 more than the 2008 model. AWD brings the price of entry for the G37x to $38,700.

The seven-speed automatic has Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), but if automated manual shifting isn't your thing, a six-speed manual gear box is available for both the coupe and sedan. Each are now available in four trim levels for the first time: the G37, G37 Journey, G37S Sport 6MT and G37x AWD. Pricing for the upcoming G37 convertible has not been announced, but we should learn more during its unveiling at the 2008 LA Auto Show next month. Thanks for the tip, Justin!

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PRESS RELEASE:

INFINITI ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2009 G37 SEDAN AND COUPE
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2008) – Infiniti today announced pricing on the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan and Infiniti G37 Coupe, which go on sale at Infiniti dealers nationwide on November 5, 2008. Both the G37 Sedan and G37 Coupe receive extensive revisions for the new model year:

* G37 Sedan features a new 328-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology
* G37 Coupe adds a new all-wheel drive model, the Infiniti G37x Coupe AWD, with the advanced ATESSA E-TS™ intelligent all-wheel drive system
* Both G37 Sedan and G37 Coupe also offer a new 7-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC)
* Both offer standard Scratch Shield paint

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan with 7-speed automatic transmission starts at $33,250. The 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe with 7-speed automatic transmission is $35,900, with the new G37x Coupe AWD priced at $38,700. Four models are available for both Sedan and Coupe, including Sport models with 6-speed manual transmissions.

Complete pricing is available on the attached sheets.

About the 2009 Infiniti G37 Sport Sedan and G37 Sport Coupe
The Infiniti G premium high-performance sport sedan receives a significant upgrade under the skin in 2009 with the addition of a new VQ37VHR "VVEL" 3.7-liter V6 rated at 328 horsepower. It is mated to a new 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. Now designated as the Infiniti G37 Sedan, other major changes include newly available sport brakes, a new sport 18-inch wheel design and standard Scratch Shield paint (self-healing clearcoat finish). The 2009 G37 Sedan is available in four models – G37, G37 Journey, G37S Sport 6MT and G37x AWD.

For 2009, the G37 Coupe's performance envelope expands with the addition of the new G37x AWD model with advanced ATESSA E-TSÔ all-wheel drive system. Also new is a 7-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport (DS) Mode and Downshift Rev Matching (the G37 Coupe is also available with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission). The 2009 G37 Coupe is available in four models – G37, G37 Journey, G37S Sport 6MT and G37x AWD – each with standard 330-horsepower 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 with VVEL technology.