Remember when the price of entry to the "entry-level luxury" space was around $30,000? These days, that's the average price of a new car, nevermind something with premium brand cachet attached. Forgive our rose-colored glasses for a moment, but we've just come across the pricing announcement for the new-for-2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible and it starts at $60,600, *plus $895 for delivery. (If a fixed head is more your speed, the IPL G Coupe starts at $50,500). That's a whole lot of ducats.

Of course, this is the full-tilt Infiniti Performance Line model, with its 343-horsepower 3.7-liter VQ V6, spidery 19-inch wheels, tightened-up suspension, sportier exhaust and the buyer's choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed paddleshift automatic, to say nothing of the trick folding hardtop.


In truth, Infiniti's rivals from Bavaria ask even more for their BMW 335is convertible ($60,800) and it only has 320 horsepower. Audi and its 333-hp S5 Convertible is a wee bit lighter on the wallet, meanwhile, commanding at least $59,300 and offering all-wheel drive, but it doesn't make the same sexy noise that the the IPL does.

Of course, Infiniti still has some nice G models in the 30-$omething range and there's a full family of models in between to satisfy every junior executive's wallet. Us? If we really wanted a droptop from Nissan's upscale outpost, we'd probably forgo the IPL bits and content ourselves with the far less costly G37 Convertible – all $46,650 and 325-horsepower's worth – at least until the rumored 530-hp, twin-turbo IPL arrives.

Scroll down to read all of the pricing info for Infiniti's 2013 G Coupe and Convertible family.


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Infiniti Announces U.S. Pricing for New 2013 IPL G Convertible, IPL G Coupe, G Coupe and G Convertible

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Infiniti today announced pricing for the new 2013 IPL G Convertible, IPL G Coupe, Infiniti G Coupe and Infiniti G Convertible, all of which are on sale now at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

2013 IPL G Convertible and IPL G Coupe
For 2013, the Infiniti Performance Line expands to include a new IPL G Convertible to the previously available IPL G Coupe. The new IPL G Convertible shares the same design philosophy as the IPL G Coupe. More than just focusing on engine power and acceleration, Infiniti Performance Line products emphasize "total vehicle performance," including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at highly attractive price points.

The IPL G Convertible includes a 343-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, 7-speed automatic transmission, IPL-tuned exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, three-piece retractable hardtop and Stone or Monaco Red leather-appointed interior and climate-controlled front seats with IPL logo set against a choice of just two exterior colors – Malbec Black or Moonlight White.

The limited production 2013 IPL G Coupe is offered in two models, the IPL G Coupe with 7-speed automatic transmission and IPL G Coupe 6MT with 6-speed manual transmission. Each features an advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine that generates 348 horsepower – an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL G Coupe models – and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft). The 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 exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE50A performance tires.

The IPL logo replaces the previous Infiniti logo on the front seatbacks. The IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2013 IPL G Coupe and Convertible are:


Model
Engine/Transmission/Drive

MSRP

IPL G Coupe

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ RWD

$52,400 USD

IPL G Coupe 6MT

3.7-liter V6 / 6MT/ RWD

$50,500 USD

IPL G Convertible

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT / RWD

$60,600 USD



2013 Infiniti G Coupe
For 2013, the Infiniti G Coupe lineup includes three models: Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey, Infiniti G37x Coupe AWD and Infiniti G37 Coupe Sport 6MT. The G Coupe is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive and comes equipped with a standard 3.7-liter V6 rated at 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque (non-IPL models). The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. Enhancements for the new model year include standard Silk Obi aluminum interior trim (replaces the previous Shodo aluminum trim) and a revised Stone interior color with high contrast Graphite components.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe are:


Model
Engine/Transmission/Drive

MSRP

Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ RWD

$39,800 USD

Infiniti G37x Coupe AWD

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ AWD

$41,450 USD

Infiniti G37 Coupe Sport 6MT

3.7-liter V6 / 6MT / RWD

$44,900 USD



2013 Infiniti G Convertible
The 2013 G Convertible comes equipped with a 3.7-liter VQ-series V6 rated at 325 horsepower and backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with available solid magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The G37 Convertible Sport 6MT adds sport-tuned steering and larger sport brakes, along with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and W-rated performance tires.

Unique G Convertible features (versus the Infiniti G Coupe) include a wider rear track, modified rear suspension and a special convertible-focused interior with rear Pop-up Roll Bars and available Bose® front seat Personal Speakers and available climate-controlled front seats. Its exclusive body structure for open-top use includes unique panels from A-pillar rearward (compared to the G Coupe) and an exclusive three-piece power retractable hardtop with one-button operation.

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2013 Infiniti G37 Convertible are:


Model
Engine/Transmission/Drive

MSRP

Infiniti G37 Convertible

3.7-liter V6 / 7AT/ RWD

$47,200 USD

Infiniti G37 Convertible Sport 6MT

3.7-liter V6 / 6MT / RWD

$52,000 USD


About Infiniti
Infiniti offers a full-line of luxury performance automobiles, including the G Coupe, Sedan and Convertible, Infiniti M sedan, EX and FX crossovers, the QX full-size SUV and the all-new JX luxury crossover. More information about Infiniti and its Total Ownership Experience® can be found at www.InfinitiUSA.com.

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* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license and destination & handling fees of $895. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.


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      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      No. And that's coming from someone who owns a G37 Coupe. It's a nice car and all, but (1) IPL?? What an awful name for a performance brand. (2) the kit looks like a bad aftermarket bolt-on. (3) $61K is big boy territory. I hadn't seen one IPL coupe on the road. I can't wait to see what the sales numbers tell us about this offering.
        Twittavelli
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LifeLongCarGuy
        Thats insane you might as well tatt a cock on your forhead on if you were to purchase this.
        SDJupiter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LifeLongCarGuy
        I love my 2007 g35, that shares the same body as the 2011 g37 with a slight refresh. With that said, infiniti needs to stop it. Stay in your lane, like car guy said , that is big boy territory indeed, If I had 61k to blow on any vehicles starting price, the list of better compettition is a long one.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with everyone else on thinking that Nissan/Infinity is smocking on some crack rocks if they think that a lightly tuned G37 is going to sell for 60k. For that amount you can get an M3 or Porsche Cayman, possibly even Lotus Evora. They seriously need to rethink their strategy.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Way overpriced. Needs to be replaced/remodeled/updated right away with new engines and design.
        evannever
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        Seriously, the design and power train are what, 5 years old?
          Maddoxx
          • 2 Years Ago
          @evannever
          The 3.7 litre 7 speed auto was introduced in late 2008. So it's about 4 years old and is the only NA engine pumping 330hp in the entry level luxury market. Still the only NA engine powertrain making 330hp in a luxury car today.
      Jessica
      • 2 Years Ago
      I literally laughed out loud when I saw the price. Funny joke, Nissan.
      HUMANMPC2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Grand sport Corvette convertible for my bread....!!!!
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      ghastly
      Number23
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm...... A 660hp GT500 Convertible or a IPL G Convertible...
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      IPL= Increase Profit Lavishly. What a joke.
      johnny_5.0
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trying to justify the completely ridiculous price of this thing by looking at _peak_ horsepower numbers makes you look like noobs AB. The 335is convertible with "only" 320hp also has 332lb-ft of torque, and can overboost to 370lb-ft. So you're up nearly 100 lb-ft of torque in a car that's also lighter. The S5 convertible...well it's actually a beautiful car. Like the 335is it also has significantly more torque than this thing across its entire curve. Not to mention the fact that you don't see four A5s at every stop light. The IPL is a little on the flashy side for a luxury car. So if you want attention there's always the GT500 convertible. That one makes almost double the IPL's peak torque at only 2k rpm, with almost double the peak horsepower and more than double the peak torque. The non-IPL G37 is still the best value proposition in the entry level luxo-sport category. But the IPL models are just plain dumb. Like someone else said, if they found a way to shoehorn their 5.6 liter into this thing it could be a bargain. But as it stands, if you want a tarted up factory wheel/tire combo, you can add a bunch of F Sport gear to an IS350 convertible and still save thousands compared to this. You can get more powerful/desirable German cars for the price, or get absurd power from this side of the pond. And that's just looking at similar 2+2 setups. Going down to two seat convertibles just opens up an entirely new can of worms for this thing (Corvette, TTS, etc.).
      Cheef
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll pass
      Henry
      • 2 Years Ago
      I do not care about what this car comes with, it's downright overpriced. Is it me or is Infiniti losing their mind on pricing lately? Recently it was the JX for $52000.00 and now this? The look does not command that kind of price muchless what it has going for it overall. Infiniti does not even have a full size luxury above that price range to even contemplate this.
      Aki. I
      • 2 Years Ago
      i almost slapped my laptop of the stand when i read that price. HA!
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