Thumping along Australian long straights in a Mercedes Benz, Holden Commodore or Honda Legend is pretty common place for some. Even seeing a BMW 3-Series Coupe is fairly common place. So it is with a lot of interest that we’ll watch the progress of the brand new Infiniti G-Series cars as they carve themselves a niche in the Australian new-car market. Particularly nice is the spanking new Infiniti G Coupe. A car with a whole lot of class and talent, the Infiniti G Coupe is completely at home in the high-end luxury/sports car market.
Definitive style sets the G Coupe apart from the more common place designs, so if you want to appreciate what the drive in something new and unique actually feels like, how about checking out the Infiniti G Coupe for a drive that’s more than just a little special. You would have to say that the sports car proportions and smooth contours of the Infiniti G Coupe are breath-taking and elegant, and there is more than a subtle hint of muscle in the car’s looks to give it the impression that this car is going to be fun to drive. Eight exterior colours are available for the coupe’s bodywork, and their sophisticated and appropriately-refined matchings to the gorgeous leather trim interior colours and aluminium trimmings look the goods. This is a car that is going to look fantastic on the street, up your driveway or at the exec’s meetings.
The new Infiniti G Coupe has the performance to match the beautiful looks. Nestled inside the engine bay is a 3.7-litre, V6 petrol engine that has a maximum power of 235 kW. Torque outputs reach their highest at 5200 rpm where 360 Nm is available to drive the rear wheels. The speedo claims a figure of 260 km/h, and on the right piece of road, you’ll find that the Infiniti G Coupe is more than capable of reaching 250 km/h. Acceleration times for the 0-100 km/h dash consistently run at around six seconds, so this is a car that knows how to hit it off with the big guns. Certainly, the car feels quick, and the great balance and agility that the 4-wheel active steering provides makes it very sure-footed and entertaining to drive quickly. A limited slip-differential keeps the traction at its peak when accelerating hard in the wet. Infiniti runs the G Coupe on 225/50 R18 rubber at the front, while fatter 245/45 R18 tyres are on the back. Eighteen-inch rims are standard, while you can also opt for a nice set of 19-inch rims if you want to.
As far as the seating comfort goes, the electronic ten-way adjustable driver’s seat is superb. Heated front seats are also part of the G Coupe’s feature list. Room in the rear is adequate for adults, and there are some magnificent goodies to entertain and pamper your trip away. A hand-sewn leather multi-function steering wheel lets you operate the audio system, the cruise control and the telephone without taking your hands away from the wheel. At the heart of the Infiniti navigation system is a large capacity 30GB Hard Drive disk space that enables fast operation for navigational information and entertainment for the road. A high-resolution eight-inch display screen is touch-sensitive for ease of use. The G Coupe can also play music tracks with incredible quality thanks to its 10GB Infiniti Music Box. The Music Box can store up to 300 CDs worth of sound tracks, it has full iPod® integration and DVD playback capability. Infiniti provides the G Coupe with a Bose Premium sound system and 11 speakers for superior sound.
Dual-zone adaptive climate control with auto-recirculation works wonders on a hot summer’s day and you even have a nice large glass sunroof to gaze at the stars or the bright blue sky.
The Infiniti G Coupe has Bi-Xenon headlights with an Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS). This system makes night driving on twisting roads a whole lot safer as it swivels with the turning of the steering wheel according to the speed of the vehicle. When you need to perform emergency braking, the G Coupe bites fiercely to haul you in from heady speeds very quickly, thanks to large ventilated disc brakes front and rear. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) constantly monitors steering and braking information and will apply some clever magic to keep the car in control if you have to swerve suddenly. Traction Control is standard.
Safety standards are high, with the Infiniti G Coupe incorporating six airbags into the mix. Child restraint tethers and an ISOFIX system comes as standard, while the rain-sensing front wipers, ABS brakes, Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) lead the way ahead.
Two points that make this more of an open-road tourer for two, is that the combined fuel economy is a little thirsty for making it a class leader in economy. Expect around 10.5 litres/100km. Also the luggage space is a little tight for carrying passengers and gear away on any lengthy trips. The 275 litres of luggage space struggles to swallow a number of suit cases. Once you’ve understood this, then you will be immensely satisfied with the way the new Infiniti G Coupe drives and performs.
Current Infiniti G Coupe models include the:
For any more information on the new Infiniti G Coupe or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Infiniti dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
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