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2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe: At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Infiniti IPL G Coupe: At A Glance

More than just focusing on engine power and acceleration, the Infiniti Performance Line, or IPL, product design philosophy focuses on “total vehicle performance,” including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at highly attractive price points. The very first vehicle to bear the Infiniti Performance Line designation is the dramatic IPL G Coupe, which enters its second year of availability in 2012. The second entry in the IPL line, the IPL G Convertible, has been announced for later in the 2012 calendar year.

The IPL G Coupe builds on the foundation of the second-generation Infiniti G37 Coupe Journey rear-wheel drive model and adds extensive modification throughout the vehicle. The unique exterior includes a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to accent the G Coupe’s aggressively seductive styling. Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Coupe projects a confident stance and road-ready attitude. The IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.

The IPL G Coupe interior is designed to harmonize with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments – Graphite and Monaco Red (red interior only available with the Malbec Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission). All IPL G Coupe interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk-Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.

Other standard IPL G Coupe interior features include Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose® premium audio system, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar System and moonroof.

The IPL G Coupe’s advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine’s management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G Coupe generates 348 horsepower – an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL G Coupe models – and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

Highlights of the 2012 IPL G Coupe include:

Body

  • Dynamic exterior design, featuring seductive and muscular shapes, including flowing front fender lines with low silhouette roofline, strong side character lines and side sills, double wave-form hood
  • Exclusive IPL aerodynamics with front and rear fascias, side sills and rear spoiler, unique IPL emblem
  • IPL engine cover
  • Infiniti signature L-shape High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon headlights
  • Large LED Infiniti G-style taillights, large trunk opening and integrated RearView Monitor camera
  • Standard rear underbody air diffusers
  • Large diameter IPL dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers
  • Standard power sliding glass moonroof with tilt and one-touch open/close feature
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Two available exterior colors, Malbec Black and Graphite Shadow

Engine and Driveline

  • IPL-tuned 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ37HR V6, rated at 348 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm and 276 lb-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm
  • Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) intake camshafts, incorporated with the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allows for 7500 RPM redline
  • Ram air dual intake, equal length exhaust manifold and dual exhaust system with laser-welded rear mufflers produce an authentic performance sound
  • IPL-tuned high-flow dual exhaust with larger diameter piping (than non-IPL G Coupe) and round exhaust outlets
  • Choice of electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC), or close-ratio lightweight 6-speed manual transmission
  • Standard Rear Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Enhanced FM platform
  • IPL-tuned 4-wheel independent multi-link performance suspension with independent front double wishbone / independent rear multi-link, front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering with 14.7:1 sport-tuned steering gear
  • 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes with 14-inch rotors with 4-piston front calipers and 13.8-inch rotors with 2-piston calipers rear
  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Unique 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels (19×8.5-inch front / 19×9-inch rear) and P225/45R19 front / P245/40R19 rear W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Interior Features

  • Driver-oriented sporty interior with luxurious passenger space
  • Infiniti signature “double-wave” instrument panel and Infiniti-signature analog clock
  • Dramatic, full-length center console with a leather and aluminum-clad shifter
  • Solid magnesium paddle shifters (automatic transmission only)
  • Standard 7.0-inch color monitor display
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Red-stitched sport front seats and steering wheel, aluminum pedals and footrest, two available interior colors – Monaco Red Leather and Graphite Leather
  • Standard leather-appointed seating
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, including 2-way power lumbar support
  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat
  • Sport-styled seats with thigh extensions, driver’s power adjustable torso and thigh bolsters and aluminum pedals
  • Hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control switches, tilt and telescopic steering column with unique stitching
  • Electroluminescent instrumentation with white-themed illumination
  • Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
  • Infiniti Studio on Wheels™ by Bose® Premium Audio System, with a 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers and parcel shelf-mounted subwoofer
  • Leather-appointed shifter lever with aluminum trim
  • Standard Infiniti Navigation System with XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen
  • Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Dual automatic temperature control with standard micro-filtration and rear floor heater vents

Safety and Security

  • Standard Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver’s seat ELR only)
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable front anchors
  • Front seat Active Head Restraints
  • Zone Body construction with energy-dispersing side structure
  • Breakaway engine mounts and breakaway driveshaft
  • Slide-away brake pedal assembly to help reduce lower leg injuries in a severe crash
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Available in two models: IPL G Coupe and IPL G Coupe 6MT
  • Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. In Tochigi, Japan

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