2011 Infinti IPL G Coupe
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Infiniti announced the launch of its own in-house tuning company in August of 2010. The IPL, or Infiniti Performance Line, seems to be about providing slight visual and performance tweaks to the existing lineup of vehicles. The first vehicle to model the IPL line is the G37 Coupe, now reborn as the 2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe and available with either the seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Things we already knew about it include the power upgrade (up 18 for a total of 348 horsepower), the styling tweaks (exclusive 19-inch IPL wheels, two exterior color choices and aggressive visual cues) and the interior upgrades (new sport seats with thicker bolsters). What we did not know was the price – until now. Infiniti has announced that the MSRP for the IPL G Coupe will start at $47,950 for the manual and $49,850 for the automatic.

That is no small amount of money for a car that is not vastly sportier than the standard G37. A 2010 Infiniti G37 coupe starts at $36,050 while the G37 Sport 6MT pricing begins at $40,400. Both cars are fun to drive thanks to the rear-wheel drive setup and 330 hp 3.7-liter VQ37HR V6. The IPL does offer upgraded suspension, exhaust and steering components so it would be very interesting to line up an IPL and non-IPL G coupe for back-to-back canyon runs. We'll hold off on making an opinion until our butts get some seat time.

If you're already thinking the IPL isn't worth the cost, perhaps there is something else in the 2011 Infiniti G lineup that may pique your interest. The regular-grade coupe and convertible see an increase of just $150 for each available trim, except for the Sport 6MT which climbs $2,000 (Base-$36,200, Journey-$37,650, AWD-$39,300 and Sport 6MT-$42,400) due to the fact that the Navigation Package is now standard equipment.

The new Limited Edition convertible starts at $56,750 and features exclusive content like a Monaco Red leather interior. You'll find a couple of press releases waiting for you after the jump.


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09.28.2010 , FRANKLIN, Tenn.
INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING ON 2011 IPL G COUPE, FIRST PRODUCTION VEHICLE IN INFINITI PERFORMANCE LINE

Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing on the new 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe, which is set to go on sale December 10th at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

The IPL G Coupe is the first production vehicle in the new Infiniti Performance Line (IPL), which is designed to offer a new level of premium performance for Infiniti vehicles. More than just focusing on engine power and acceleration, IPL redefines total vehicle performance – with unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features.

The IPL G Coupe builds on the foundation of the Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey rear-wheel drive model and adds extensive modifications throughout the vehicle, including unique exterior and interior treatments. The IPL G Coupe's advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine generates 348 horsepower, an increase of 18 horsepower over the G37 Coupe. In addition, the suspension, steering and exhaust systems have been specially tuned to provide unmatched driving exhilaration.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2011 IPL G Coupe are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
IPL G Coupe 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $49,850 USD
IPL G Coupe 6MT 3.7-liter V6 / 6-speed manual $47,950 USD
About the IPL G Coupe
The 2011 IPL G Coupe's unique exterior includes a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to accent the G Coupe's aggressively seductive styling.

Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Coupe projects a confident stance and road-ready attitude. The IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.

The IPL G Coupe interior is designed to harmonize with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments – Graphite and Monaco Red (red interior only available with the Malbec Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission). All IPL G Coupe interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver's power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, special Silk-Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.

The IPL G Coupe's advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G Coupe generates 348 horsepower, an increase of 18 horsepower over the G37 Coupe, and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

Other standard IPL G Coupe interior features include Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose® premium audio system, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar and moonroof.

09.28.2010 , FRANKLIN, Tenn.
INFINITI ANNOUNCES U.S. PRICING ON 2011 G COUPE AND G CONVERTIBLE

Infiniti today announced U.S. pricing on the 2011 Infiniti G Coupe and G Convertible, which go on sale November 10th at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

2011 G37 Coupe
The 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe follows up on last year's interior refresh with a new front fascia, Sport Package is now available on the all-wheel drive model and Navigation Package now joins Premium Package as standard on the Sport 6MT model. In addition, there are new 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs. Pricing for the 2011 model year starts at $36,200 USD, an increase of just $150 USD over model year 2010.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2011 Infiniti G Coupe are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti G37 Coupe 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $36,200 USD
Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $37,650 USD
Infiniti G37x Coupe AWD 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $39,300 USD
Infiniti G37 Coupe Sport 6MT 3.7-liter V6 / 6-speed manual $42,400 USD
2011 G37 Convertible
The 2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible receives the same exterior facelift as the G Coupe, as well as the addition of standard Navigation Package on the Sport 6MT model and new 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs. The MSRP for the 2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible starts at $44,500 USD.

A Limited Edition Infiniti G Convertible, with unique content and exclusive Monaco Red leather-appointed interior is also available for 2011. It has a starting MSRP of $56,750 USD.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2011 Infiniti G Convertible are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
Infiniti G37 Convertible 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $44,500 USD
Infiniti G37 Convertible Sport 6MT 3.7-liter V6 / 6-speed manual $48,950 USD
Infiniti G37 Convertible Limited Edition 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $56,750 USD
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2011 IPL G Coupe are:

Model Engine/Transmission MSRP
IPL G Coupe 3.7-liter V6 / 7-speed automatic $49,850 USD
IPL G Coupe 6MT 3.7-liter V6 / 6-speed manual $47,950 USD
About the IPL G Coupe
The 2011 IPL G Coupe's unique exterior includes a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to accent the G Coupe's aggressively seductive styling.

Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Coupe projects a confident stance and road-ready attitude. The IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.

The IPL G Coupe interior is designed to harmonize with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments – Graphite and Monaco Red (red interior only available with the Malbec Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission). All IPL G Coupe interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver's power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, special Silk-Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.

The IPL G Coupe's advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G Coupe generates 348 horsepower, an increase of 18 horsepower over the G37 Coupe, and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

Other standard IPL G Coupe interior features include Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose® premium audio system, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar and moonroof.