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 hard top convertible is a favorite also. The 2013 IPL G Convertible Infiniti is the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line of premium performance vehicles. IPL’s product design philosophy focuses on “total vehicle performance,” including unique driving qualities and exclusive exterior and interior features at a competitive price point. The new IPL G Convertible features special aerodynamic styling pieces, the performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, and unique leather-appointed interior – along with the G Convertible’s three-piece retractable hardtop.
The G’s 3.7-liter 343 hp V6 engine delivers plenty of performance with a seven 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 2013 IPL G Convertible is offered in one fully equipped model. There are no options.
The IPL G Convertible’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.
Inside, the IPL G’s 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. One cool feature is that the instrument cluster moves up and down with the steering column so you never lose view of the gauges. The leather front seats are extremely supportive and comfortable. Rear seat room is minimal at best, but works in a pinch. Because this is a hard top convertible, the interior noise level is as good as a coupe. The IPL G Convertible has every electronic gadget you could ask for and to top it off, 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 Hardtop Convertible? Pricing ends up over $60k 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 IPL G Convertible.
Engine: 3.7 Liter VQ engine 343 hp
Transmission: 6 Spd MT or 7 Spd AT
Highest MPG City/MPG Highway: 17/25/20
Base Price: $60,600
What I Liked: Power, luxury, and the drop top
What I Would Change: Optional no back seat?
Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5