Infiniti G35 Origins
The G35 lasted only five years, but Infiniti still offers it as the G37. Like the G35, the newer incarnation uses the Nissan 350Z platform, a design choice that explains the performance capabilities of the G series. Throughout the production run of this sporty sedan, buyers can find a handful of trim levels and the obligatory annual additions and upgrades. The two basic versions are the coupe and the sedan. The sedan switched to the G37 designation in 2007, and the coupe changed to the G37 model designation in 2008. Both the coupe and sedan earn praise for their nice interiors, especially for the price, and great handling and performance.
The G35 produces impressive power from its V-6 and solid handling. Always a rear drive car, the second generation of the sedan includes changes such as a stiffer body structure, revised chassis tuning that improves handling, a more powerful V-6 engine, and basic exterior style revisions.
The name change is really just splitting hairs. G35 fans will find their favorite ride still alive as the G37.About the Infiniti G35
This reasonably priced vehicle has a reputation for providing a lot at a low cost. There's much to be said about the quality ride the luxury sports car provides. Equally adept at running errands or handling pleasure drives on winding roads, the G35 has a reputation for providing an experience similar to that of European sport sedans that cost much more. The driver doesn't get the bragging rights that come with a European brand, but does get a lot of car and a lot of performance while pocketing the sizable price difference.
Buyers find with this vehicle that they can have more car than they thought for the money; "more car" meaning more cabin space, more appointments, and better performance. The G35 certainly resembles the midsize M class of Infiniti luxury cars but has a slightly more aggressive styling.
Looking back, it's easy to say that the G35 is something of a trial run for the G37. The second-generation G37 cars are viewed as an improvement. But such praise of the vehicle's evolution causes buyers to forget that the G35 has always been a respected and lauded production and design achievement. It helped Infiniti progress as a company and gives many drivers a taste of luxury performance without a serious financial commitment. Because of that, the G35, and now the G37, has a special place in the history of the Infiniti car company.Infiniti G35 Features
Basically, the 2012 Infiniti G35 is the 2012 Infiniti G37. At this stage of production, the G35/G37 comes in three varieties: sedan, coupe, and convertible. The G37 sedan is the second generation G35 with a larger engine. The sedan and coupe come in four different trims: base, Journey, G37x, and Sport 6MT. The convertible only comes in a base or Sport 6MT trim. All models use the same 3.7-liter V-6 engine, producing an impressive 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The models have rear drive or, in the case of the G37x, four-wheel drive.
The basics include high-intensity discharge headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Adaptive headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels are optional. Standard features on the G35/37 include stability control, airbags, leather seats, and a six-speaker, USB/iPod-compatible stereo.
Various options and packages can add sport tuning, adaptive cruise control, a Bose premium stereo, and a navigation system with Bluetooth streaming audio.Infiniti G35 Evolution
The first generation G35 remains a favorite for its handling, which suffers a bit because of later changes and power increases. It started out with just one trim and grew from there so expect more options on later used models. Infiniti did not offer the convertible until the model changed to the G37. During the first generation, the brand addressed complaints about shifting, and small cosmetic changes occurred every few years.
Very early models show a slight horsepower difference between the coupe and sedan. The same 3.5-liter can be found in all G35s, but tweaks from year to year change its output. An instrument panel redesign and constant tech additions also mark differences in models from different years. Very early models tend to be more comfortable and less aggressive than later versions.