One of my favorite Luxury Sports Sedans is the amazing Infiniti G37. There isn’t much I don’t love about this vehicle. As much as I love the sedan, the couple had to earn my admiration. It has done a pretty good job so far. Both sedan and coupe deliver that difficult to achieve blend of rear wheel drive luxury performance, luxury and refinement at an attainable price point. A distant cousin of he Nissan 370Z, the G37 Couple gives us a reason to shun BMW showrooms. The G’s potent VQ 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers plenty of performance with either the 6 speed manual transmission or 7 speed automatic transmission. The addition of the Infiniti Performance Line (IPL) package just makes a great car even greater. The IPL package brings more horsepower, firmer sport suspension, better brakes, and unique IPL trim to put the car in lofty company.
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 G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.
Inside, the G Coupe interior features sophisticated craftsmanship, with a cockpit-oriented front driver and passenger area, “double wave” instrument panel design and dramatic, full-length center console with a leather and aluminum-clad shifter. The leather front seats are extremely supportive and comfortable. Rear seat room is minimal at best, but works in a pinch. Interior noise level is good and gauges and switches are easy to use and logically placed for the drivers use. The G37 Coupe has every electronic gadget you could ask for and the audio system is superb.
On the road, handling is superb, power is plentiful, the interior is luxurious, there are more electronic gadgets to amuse anyone for hours, and it looks great. What else could you ask of a Luxury Sport Coupe? Pricing ends up over $50k so buyers who are interested in the G37 IPL might be looking at a Corvette also. Both are great in their own ways but totally different vehicles. Of course, we are all different aren’t we? Check out the G37 IPL Coupe.
Engine: 3.7 Liter VQ engine 348 hp
Transmission: 6 Spd MT or 7 Spd AT
Highest MPG City/MPG Highway: 19/27
Trim Designations: IPL Sport
Base Price: $49,500
What I Liked: Power, luxury, and MPG
What I Would Change: Optional no back seat?
Star Rating: 1-5 My take is: 4.5