2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Answers the Call of the Open Road with an Inspired Open-Air Experience
Seductive Coupe-like Styling, Three-Piece Folding Hardtop and 325 Horsepower 3.7-Liter VVEL V6 Provide Year-Round, All-Climate Excitement
When the road calls, the Infiniti G has always been quick to answer. Since
its introduction in 2002, the G has been known for delivering the most
rewarding combination of fluid design and exhilarating performance in its
segment. It's a reputation that's been burnished in the intervening years,
with the successive introductions of second generations of each - the G37
Sedan and G37 Coupe - both brimming with advanced technology including the
responsive 3.7-liter V6 with VVEL technology, available Intelligent
All-Wheel Drive and premium audio and navigation systems.
Now, the Infiniti G is about to embark on a voyage to another dimension -
the wide-open exhilaration of wide-open motoring - with the introduction of
the all-new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible, which is scheduled to go on sale
in spring 2009.
"As the latest expression of our Inspired Performance, the Infiniti G
Convertible instills equal parts lust and envy - lust for its exotically
beautiful styling and envy for its unmatched performance credentials," said
Ben Poore, vice president of marketing for Infiniti. The G Convertible
retains the Infiniti's G's sporty long cabin/short trunk proportions through
use of a three-piece steel hardtop, providing a "dual beauty" - that rare
occurrence when a convertible looks as good with the top up as down.
The G Convertible's inviting interior includes standard leather-appointed
seating, an available Bose Open Air Sound System that dynamically changes
equalization based on outside noise, top position and vehicle speed, an
Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control System that adjusts fan speed in
accordance to top position and vehicle speed, and available
Climate-Controlled seats that provides both heating and cooling functions.
Every 2009 G37 Convertible comes equipped with a standard 3.7-liter
VQ-series V6 with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift) rated at 325
horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled
7-speed automatic transmission with available magnesium paddle shifters or a
responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
Seductive Styling Inside and Out
The G37 Convertible maintains a coupe-like silhouette with the top up
through use of a special three-piece "clamshell" retractable hardtop, which
allows for use of a shorter rear overhang and low trunk lid. Compared to G
Coupe, the G Convertible utilizes all-new body panels from the A-pillar
back, along with a 1.1-inch wider overall width, wider rear track and
modified rear suspension.
The automatic top opening/closing sequence takes approximately 30 seconds
from start to finish. The open/close switch is located on center console,
just behind the transmission shifter lever.
Along with its stunning G Coupe-like proportions, the G Convertible offers
signature Infiniti styling cues such as flowing front fender curves, a
wave-style aluminum hood, expressive front fascia with double-arch grille
and L-shaped High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bifunctional xenon headlights
with integrated fog lamps. The G37S Convertible Sport 6MT and G37
Convertible with Sport Package include a unique front fascia/bumper design.
In the rear, the taillights are unique to the G Convertible, incorporating
an inner "circle of light" for added style. The chrome rear trunk finisher
incorporates both an integrated highmount stoplight and the small camera for
the standard RearView Monitor system. The G37 Convertible is offered with
Infiniti's advanced "self-healing" Scratch Shield paint in eight exterior
colors: Vibrant Red, Athens Blue, Liquid Platinum, Platinum Graphite, Black
Obsidian, Moonlight White and two G Convertible-exclusive colors, Midnight
Garnet and Pacific Sky.
"With the top up, the G Convertible's seductive styling hides the fact that
it's a convertible. With the top down, it takes on a personality all its own
- revealing its beautiful, equally dramatic interior design. It's a car you
can't stop looking at," said Poore.
The interior design combines sophistication, craftsmanship and
thoughtfulness with unique, available systems created to enhance the
open-air driving experience. The driver-oriented cockpit features an
Infiniti signature "double wave" instrument panel design with Infiniti
electroluminescent instrumentation with white-and-violet illumination,
integrated multifunction information drive computer display and analog
Infiniti clock. The double handstitched leather-covered steering wheel is
designed for maximum comfort and usability, with standard wheel-mounted
audio and cruise controls. Genuine magnesium paddle shifters are available
for the 7-speed automatic transmission (G37 Convertible with Sport Package
Special aluminum interior trim, inspired by fine Japanese silk and unique to
the G Convertible, is located across the instrument panel, on the center
console and on the door panels. Also available is Genuine African Rosewood
trim. Leather-appointed seating is standard and is offered in three colors -
Graphite (black), Wheat and Stone. Heated 8-way power driver/8-way front
passenger seats are standard, with Climate- Controlled Seats (with heating
and cooling functions) available as part of the Premium Package. The G37S
Convertible Sport 6MT and G37 Convertible with Sport Package include special
sport-styled front seats with manual thigh extension and drivers power
thigh and torso support - along with sport stitching for the front seats and
steering wheel, high-grip aluminum pedals and foot rest and, with the
7-speed automatic, magnesium paddle shifters. A power walk-in device with
position memory provides easy access to the 2nd row seats (the front seats
move forward automatically at the touch of a button to allow passengers into
the rear seats). An available rear wind deflector helps reduce wind
turbulence when the top is down.
The 2009 G37 Convertible's long list of comfort and convenience features
includes standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and an
Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control System includes an advanced air
conditioning system that adjusts to provide optimal comfort with the top up
Two audio systems are available, starting with a standard 6-speaker
AM/FM/6CD system with MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS) and
center console-mounted auxiliary input, 7-inch color display and XM
A second system is also available- a 13-speaker Infiniti Bose Open Air
Sound system combining a 24-bit 96KHz Burr Brown Digital Analog Converter (DAC)
with an Audio Pilot 2 system with microphone that automatically optimizes
EQ settings for open/closed top positions. The system's special Bose
Personal Headrest Speakers, mounted in the front seat headrests, enable
superior front audio quality regardless of the top position. An Interface
System for iPod is also included with this system. Other available G37
Convertible features include a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System and the
Infiniti Navigation System with available XM NavTraffic with Real-Time
Traffic information, Infiniti Voice Recognition for navigation, audio and
climate control functions, and a 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive with Compact
Flash drive slot. "The design of the G Convertible interior takes into
consideration the typical distractions from fully enjoying open air driving,
such as added interior noise and turbulence, added heating and cooling
system demand and even the fact that the seating surfaces can get hot in the
sun or cool at night," said Poore. "Its inspired design anticipates the
needs of the user and presents solutions, enhancing the comfort and
enjoyment of the driver and passengers."
Liberating Dynamic Performance
Like the G Coupe and G Sedan, the new G37 Convertible's outstanding dynamic
performance credentials start with a combination of its advanced FM platform
and awardwinning V6 engine. Every G Convertible comes equipped with a
standard 3.7-liter V6 engine with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift),
rated at 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
The VVEL system combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and
electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake side, helping to
improve not only performance and response but also emissions and fuel
efficiency (over a non-VVEL system). It also provides cleaner emissions by
allowing for quicker warm-up of the catalyst and by stabilizing combustion
when the engine is cool.
The G Convertible is available with a choice of an electronically controlled
7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, downshift rev matching,
Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) that allows for
quicker shifts in sporty driving situations and available genuine magnesium
paddle shifters; or a responsive, lightweight close-ratio 6- speed manual
transmission on the G37 Sport 6MT. The G Convertible's responsive handling
and ride performance is provided by its advanced FM (Front Mid-ship)
platform design, which optimizes front/rear weight balance and creates a
rigid, stable foundation for the 4- wheel independent suspension. The front
suspension is a double-wishbone design, with a single pivot lower wishbone
and a long upper link. The multi-link rear suspension separates the shock
absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline with the wheel
center. These designs help minimize alignment changes and reduce suspension
friction for nimble handling and smooth riding characteristics.
Responsive steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensing system, with
sport-tuned steering offered with the G37S Convertible Sport 6MT and G37
Convertible with Sport Package. Standard on all G37 Convertibles is Vehicle
Dynamic Control (VDC) with cancel switch and Traction Control System (TCS).
Braking performance is provided by standard 4-wheel vented discs with
4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force
Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The G37 Convertible with Sport Package
and G37S Convertible Sport 6MT are further enhanced with and larger
ventilated rotors (14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear) and aluminum four-piston
calipers front/two-piston calipers rear, embossed with Infiniti lettering.
Also available is Infiniti's Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview
Braking, which assists in maintaining a consistent following distance from
the vehicle ahead. It also identifies sudden braking situations with laser
sensors to determine distance and relative speed of the vehicle ahead in the
same lane and "pre-pressurizes" the Brake Assist system before the driver
steps on the brake pedal.
Split 5-spoke 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with Dunlop SP Sport MAXX A1-A
P225/50VR18 front and P245/45R18 rear all-season tires are standard on the
G37 Convertible, while the G37S Convertible Sport 6MT utilizes special
19-inch cast aluminumalloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A high
performance tires (P225/45WR19 front and P245/45WR19 rear). The 19-inch
wheels and tires are also available on the G37 Convertible as part of the
Sport and Performance Tire & Wheel Packages. An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant
classification sensors is standard, along with door-mounted curtain
sideimpact supplemental air bags for front and front-seat passenger
protection, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and front
seat Active Head Restraints. The rear seat includes fixed head restraints
with a rear pop-up bar. The G Convertible also features reinforced front
side members, front pillars and body sills.
Two Well-Equipped Models
The 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible is available in two models: G37
Convertible and G37 Convertible Sport 6MT. A number of options and packages
are available, including a Premium Package that features a Bose Open Air
Audio Sound System with 13 speakers, Audio Pilot 2 with microphone
optimized for both top positions, and Bose Personal Headrest Speakers;
Climate-Controlled seats with heating and cooling functions; and Bluetooth
Hands-free Phone System.
The G Convertible Sport Package and 6MT model features unique 19-inch
lightweight cast aluminum wheels, port brakes, sport front bumper,
sport-styled seats, aluminum pedals, and, with the 7-speed automatic,
genuine magnesium paddle shifters. The Technology Package adds Intelligent
Cruise Control (ICC) with Preview Braking, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS)
and Pre-Crash Seat Belts with motion sensor on brake pedal. Also available
are a Performance Tire & Wheel Package, Navigation Package, and Genuine
African Rosewood trim on center console, instrument panel and doors.
In addition, a G Convertible Premier Edition - with production limited to
just 200 units - is offered exclusively through the 2008 Bloomingdale's
Holiday Catalog. Upon ordering the vehicle through the catalog, consumers
will be referred to a participating Infiniti retailer. This special G
Convertible features a custom Monaco Red Leather leather-appointed interior,
handcrafted red-tone Maple Wood trim, Midnight Black front grille and
9-spoke 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and tires.
"The G37 Convertible is a welcome addition to the Infiniti G portfolio,"
said Poore. "It offers all the luxury and performance you expect from
Infiniti, plus the unlimited potential of a wide-open top and wide-open
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