A Closer Look at the All-new 2008 Infiniti G37

by : Dwyane Thomas

The 2008 Infiniti G37, Nissan's newest sports coupe that is expected to replace the Infiniti G35 will make its world premiere at the upcoming 2007 New York International Auto Show early this April. Available in three model trims - G37 Coupe, G37 Coupe Journey, and G37 Coupe Sport 6MT, the sports coupe will roll out in Infiniti dealer showrooms all over the United States beginning in August.

According to Nissan's Infiniti division, "The all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe combines the exhilarating performance, stunning styling and modern, sporty interior of the original Infiniti G Coupe, accelerating each to new levels."

The all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 sports coupe features an all-new exterior body styling and design with aggressive appearance highlighted by flowing front fender lines, wave-from hood, double arch grille, and integrated fog lamps. Other key exterior features found on the all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 include standard Infiniti signature L-shape High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlights; available Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS); LED Infiniti G-style taillights; standard rear underbody air diffusers; large diameter dual exhaust; available sliding glass moon roof; available heated outside mirrors; and standard 5-spoke 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels with 225/50VR18 all-season tires. In addition, Infiniti also offers an optional exterior package for the all-new G37 Coupe called the Sport Package. This package includes unique front fascia, side sills, and rear spoiler for the Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey and G37 Coupe Sport 6MT. New 10-spoke 19-inch front wheels and 225/45WR19 front all season tires and 19-inch rear wheels with 245/40WR19 rear tires are available as an optional feature.

Inside, the all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 is equipped with a host of standard interior features and other luxurious amenities for customers. The Infiniti G37 comes with standard interior features including Infiniti signature "double-wave" instrument panel and Infiniti-signature analogue clock; full-length centre console with a leather and aluminium-clad shifter; 7.0-inch color monitor display, leather-appointed seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and 4-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat; and hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control switches. Moreover, the new G37 Coupe is equipped with quality infotainment systems including premium audio system featuring in-dash CD player with Radio Data System (RDS), auxiliary audio input, MP3 playback capability, 6 speakers, and XM Satellite Radio.

Optional interior amenities include magnesium automatic transmission paddle shifters, RearView monitor, and Sport Package with sport-styled seats with thigh extensions, driver's power adjustable torso, thigh bolsters, and aluminum pedals, Infiniti Navigation System with available XM NavTraffic real-time traffic information, voice activation for navigation, and audio and HVAC functions, 11-speaker Infiniti "Studio on Wheels" audio system with 24-bit Burr Brown DAC, 3-way door speaker arrays with 10-inch woofers; and Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.

For Infiniti luxury cars, safety for occupants is the main priority. The new G37 features a wide array of standard safety components like the Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor; front-seat and roof-mounted front and rear curtain side-impact supplemental air bags; front seat belt adjustable upper anchors with pretensioners and load limiters; and front seat active head restraints. In addition, the G37 Coupe's body is made of Zone Body construction with energy-dispersing side structure to further ensure driving safety.

Infiniti offers a single power plant for the new G37 Coupe. All models are equipped with a new 3.7-litre VVEL 24-valve DOHC V6 engine under the hood delivering 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of peak torque, with Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) intake camshafts. The engine is combined with either a 5-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift DS mode and ASC (Adaptive Shift Control), or a 6-speed manual transmission. The G37 Coupe also features quality clutch parts like its competitor, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class models with .