2012 Infiniti G | new car review

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 by

Think of the as a more luxury-focused version of the Nissan 370Z as they are essentially the same car underneath the unique metalwork. They share the same basic rear-wheel drive platform, the same 3.7-litre V6 engine and the same seven-speed automatic gearbox. However, they are set up in two distinct manners – the Nissan Z being the more sporting of the two.

That’s not to say the loses out on the sporting side of things – far from it. Where the does score points above the Nissan though is in the practicality stakes – the G37 Coupe is capable of seating four (at a pinch), whereas the 370Z is just for two. The longer wheelbase needed to fit people into the back of the G37 Coupe means that the isn’t quite as sharp as the Nissan to drive, but overall it’s still a cracking drive.

Two versions of the G are available for 2012. The G25 with its 2.5-litre V6 with a maximum output of 218bhp and 253Nm of torque. The G37 comes with a 3.7-litre V6 with 330bhp of maximum power and 366Nm of torque.

Some of the key features that help the G37 to stand out from other coupes include the optional four-wheel active steer system. At high speeds, the rear wheels turn against the angle of the front wheels in unison with the steering wheel being turned – this helps the G37 turn sharper around corners. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn the same angle as the front wheels aiding manoeuvrability. If it all sounds a bit complicated to get your head around, don’t worry. All you need to know is that it works rather well indeed. As do the four-piston performance brakes which are standard fit.

Inside, there’s plenty of high-end technology including an excellent 3D sat-nav system, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a Bose stereo system. In addition to being offered as a two-door Coupe, the G37 is also offered in convertible form with folding metal hardtop roof and as a four-door sedan.

Specification

Price: AED 140,000 – AED 236,000

Engines

2.5-litre V6
Max power:
218bhp
Max torque: 253Nm

3.7-litre V6
Max power:
330bhp
Max torque: 366Nm

Transmission

7-speed automatic

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