Infiniti G37 sports saloon now with four-wheel drive
Tuesday 03 April 2012
• Latest sports saloon from Nissan’s luxury division
• V6 engine and all-wheel drive
• Priced from £38,979
Japanese luxury car brand Infiniti has unveiled its latest sports saloon, the G37xS.
Essentially a G37 in sporty S trim, it is available with four-wheel drive for the first time. It is a torque sensing system which applies power to individual wheels as required.
It is mated to a 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine – the sole option for the entire G model line-up – endowing the G37x S with a 0-62mph time of 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph. Impressive figures in isolation, but they compare poorly to German rivals the BMW 335i and Audi S4, both of which are quicker despite using smaller engines.
The G37x S also lacks behind the competition with regards to its green credentials. An official fuel consumption rating of 25.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 255g/km means that it just narrowly avoids the highest road tax bracket and is not likely to find favour with many company car users.
To distinguish it from lesser versions, the G37x S wears red ‘S’ badges, 18-inch alloy wheels and smoked lens headlights. Inside, passengers are treated to sports seats with 14-way electric adjustment, aluminium pedals and a multimedia pack with hard disk based sat-nav, a 10-speaker Bose sound system and a reversing camera.
Given its lack of green credentials and strong competition, the Infiniti G37x S is very much a niche choice. Still, if the idea of a left-field, all-weather sports saloon with a rare badge appeals, it is in showrooms now and is available from £38,979.
By Daljinder Nagra
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