The 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe and its G37 Convertible sibling are two of the most stylish vehicles at the more affordable end of the luxury car segment. In fact, they are two of the best looking vehicles on the current new car market.
Starting at a tad over $37k, the G37 Coupe is the performance model of the two, while the G37 Convertible, which can fetch close to 50 grand once some of the options are ticked, is more of a cruiser.
But not only are they lookers, the cars are also quite powerful, offering some of the best performance in their respective classes.
One of the big additions to the G37 lineup in this 2011 model year is the Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL
. The IPL branding, short for Infiniti Performance Line, is the name of the upmarket Japanese brand’s performance division, similar to what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz and the M division to BMW.
In the case of the G37 Coupe, it adds some minor performance mods including a new exhaust system that helps liberate 338 horsepower and 276 pound-feet of torque from the standard car’s 3.7-liter V-6 engine. The IPL model also gets a quicker steering ratio and an upgraded wheel and tire package.
Inside, there’s a standard Bose stereo, a hard-drive based music storage system and navigation, a backup camera and moonroof.
The G37 Coupe IPL with a standard six-speed manual transmission starts at $47,950, while it runs up to $49,850 with the seven-speed automatic. Unfortunately, there’s still no G37 Convertible IPL, but one is coming, with Infiniti teasing us with a concept version
late last year.
If this is a little too pricey for you, the standard 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe and Convertible are certainly no slouches. Both come powered by the same 3.7-liter V-6 engine as the IPL model though peak output is only 330 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, though we suggest opting for the all-wheel drive model if you live in Northern climates and like to drive your car all year round.
The interior of the G37 Coupe and Convertible is a subdued affair, with a simple cockpit-like layout and deep bucket seats in the front. The good news is that this 2+2 seater actually has a usable pair of back seats.
For a detailed look at the styling, performance, quality and safety of the 2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe and Convertible, head over to TheCarConnection
for a full review. Note, the drivetrain of the G37 Coupe is much the same to the one in the Nissan 370Z
, so if all you want is performance, then the Nissan is certainly worth a close look at too.