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2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan
Enhanced platform and engine with AWD or RWD

2nd generation Infiniti G sedan to go on sale in the U.S. in Nov. 2006.

New G35: evolution of the original, with its long hood and athletic stance.

APN,
29th April 2006.

Following its global debut at the 2006 New York international auto show earlier this month, the all-new, second generation Infiniti G sedan will go on sale in the U.S. from November 2006.

The new G comes on an enhanced platform, with the new generation of the VQ-series V6 engine, a redesigned interior with Japanese design cues, and a list of available technology including a touch screen navigation system with real-time traffic function and a premium audio system to bring studio quality sound on the road.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: side-back view.

G35 Sedan: nearly a third of all Infinitis sold in the United States.

Representing nearly one in every three Infinitis sold in the United States, the G35 Sedan has attracted many new buyers to Infiniti. The original G35 Sedan was introduced in March 2002 as a 2003 model, followed eight months later by the G35 Coupe. The G Sedan and Coupe shared the 2003 Motor Trend Car of the Year award and signalled the direction for Infiniti models that followed, including the Infiniti FX, QX and M.

Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Tochigi, Japan, the new Infinity G35 brings a new contribution to the luxury brand global expansion plans. Fully established in Taiwan, Korea and the Middle East, Infiniti is now preparing to launch in China and Russia. Global Infiniti retail sales represent around 150,000 vehicles

The new G’s design comes as an evolution of the original’s, with its long hood, pushed back A-pillars and athletic stance.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: front view.

Standard bi-xenon headlights, optional Adaptive Front lighting (AFS).

The front is highlighted by the L-shaped headlights and Infiniti signature grille with sculpted horizontal blades, inspired by traditional Japanese swords. High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-xenon headlights are standard, while an Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), which automatically controls the headlight lighting pattern according to steering angle and vehicle speed to help provide better visibility at night, is optionally available.

In the rear, a prominent dual exhaust outlets express the sporty capabilities, with either a rear-wheel- or an all-wheel-drive character, under the L-shaped LED taillights and the trunk lid with its integrated spoiler .

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: back view.

Sport models get 18'' aluminium-alloy wheels (17'' on non-Sport models).

G35 Sport models offer a unique front fascia and side sills. A full rear spoiler is also available. The Sport models also include standard 18-inch, aluminium-alloy wheels (versus 17-inch on non-Sport models).

The instrument panel features Fine Vision gauges with a new white-and-violet illumination. White is used for the most important information because it provides the highest contrast, while violet – a traditional Japanese representation of royalty – is used as an accent colour.

A centre information display, which is located between the tachometer and speedometer and conveys updates from the drive computer (average fuel consumption, average speed, elapsed time, running distance, distance to empty and outside air temperature, warning displays, odometer and automatic transmission shift indicator) uses red illumination.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: The instrument panel features Fine Vision gauges with a new white-and-violet illumination.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: all 2007 G35s come equipped with standard leather-appointed seating.

All 2007 G35s come equipped with standard leather-appointed seating.

Another detail that has roots in Japanese design is the new G’s “Washi”-style textured aluminium-alloy accents. Washi is a form of elegant, handmade Japanese paper. The aluminium trim pieces are located on the centre console, across the instrument panel and on the door panels.

The G’s steering wheel is double-stitched by hand – a process that takes two hours to complete, allowing the stitches to be moved away from where the driver’s hands are placed for a smoother, improved feel. Steering wheel-mounted cruise control and audio switches are standard on all models.

G35 Sport models equipped with the automatic transmission feature lightweight magnesium paddle shifters. The paddle shifters enable upshifts or downshifts without releasing hands from the steering wheel.

Another unique feature is the G’s new, optional Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose, combining the industry’s first 3-way front door speaker array using 10-inch woofers with an audiophile quality head unit incorporating a 24-bit Burr Brown Digital Audio Converter.

The G’s optional touch screen Infiniti Navigation System features available XM NavTraffic with real-time traffic information. Other technologies include standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and available RearView Monitor and Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System.

All 2007 G35s come equipped with standard leather-appointed seating in a choice of Wheat (except Sport models), Stone or Graphite. Along with the Washi-style aluminium trim, real wood (straight-grained Rosewood) accents are optionally available.


V6 engine - The VQ35 3.5-liter V6 engine has been significantly enhanced for the new G35.

Fine Vision gauges with a new white-and-violet illumination. White for the most important information. Violet is used as an accent colour.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: optional touch screen Infiniti Navigation System .

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The VQ-series V6, which has been named one of the "Ten Best Engines" by Ward’s Auto World magazine for 12 consecutive years, now moves into its fourth generation and has been significantly rethought, with approximately 80% of major parts (except bolts, O-rings and clips) redesigned.

The engine block features ladder frame construction for greater rigidity, crank journal and pin diameters have been increased, the block height increased by 8.4 millimetres to reduce piston side force and the engine centre is now 15 millimetres lower, which also contributes to the G’s improved dynamic performance.

Other enhancements include the addition of standard variable exhaust cam timing (eCVTCS), a higher rev limit (increased from 6,600 rpm to 7,500 rpm) and higher compression ratio (10.6:1 versus the previous 10.3:1), asymmetric piston skirts, twin knock sensors, improved coolant flow and new Iridium spark plugs.

A new symmetric twin ram air intake system helps reduce airflow resistance by 18% and a new exhaust system design with equal length exhaust manifolds and reduced muffler exhaust pressure (25% less than the first generation G35) help improve engine breathing.

The result of these changes is an estimated 300-plus horsepower (ratings are per SAE J1349, AUG 2004) and a powerful torque curve (final horsepower and torque figures will be released at a later date), a more exciting engine sound and expected improvements in emissions and fuel economy.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: 5-speed automatic transmission, electronic gear change stick.

The 5-speed automatic allows for quicker shifts in sporty driving.

The new VQ engine design also includes advanced systems found on the previous design – including a continuously variable valve timing control system, a "noiseless" timing chain for quiet operation, an electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle system, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.

Gearboxes - The G35 offers a choice of 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode or a 6-speed manual transmission. The 5-speed automatic features Downshift Rev Matching, DS mode and ASC (Adaptive Shift Control) that allows for quicker shifts in sporty driving situations.


FM platform - The second generation FM (Front Mid-ship) platform is similar to that used on the Infiniti M, where the engine is located behind the front axle (hence the "front mid-ship" position), optimising front-to-rear-weight balance, while the combination of a long wheelbase of 112.2 inches (2850mm), a manageable overall length of 187.0 inches (4750mm), and a wider front and rear track (+0.7 inches front, + 0.9 inches rear) adds to the G35’s overall handling stability (see main the new Infinity G35 main dimensions page).

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: optional Infiniti Navigation System, control panel, above the classical Infinity analog clock.

New Infinity G35 sports sedan: compact flash cards reader in centre console.

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Suspension comes in a 4-wheel independent design with lightweight aluminium components and front and rear stabilizer bars, for nimble and natural feeling handling, as well as a controlled, refined ride. The front suspension minimizes alignment changes through use of a lower wishbone and a long upper link. The rear design separates the shock absorbers and springs, locating the shock absorber inline with the wheel centre to help reduce suspension friction and reduce the wind-up motion of the axle on acceleration.

Body stiffness has been enhanced through utilization of new structural pieces, including in the critical engine compartment and rear floor areas, and a 16% increase in the number of body spot welds.

The rear-wheel drive G35 is also offered with a modern all-wheel drive system. The G35x AWD model features Infiniti’s ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split), an all-wheel drive system also used in the M35x and FX. The system utilizes an active torque distribution management system with an active centre clutch designed for smooth starts and better traction and manoeuvrability on snowy roads, and minimal compromise of rear-wheel drive performance characteristics on dry roads.

The power steering system is a new twin-orifice vehicle-speed-sensing design, which provides optimum steering feel at both high and low vehicle speeds.

The new G features standard 17-inch aluminium-alloy wheels with P225/55R17 tires and 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels and P225/50R18 tires front and P245/45R18 tires rear on Sport models. A Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) is standard on all 2007 G35s.


Active safety - All 2007 G35s, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, come with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), helping to enhance vehicle stability under a variety of driving conditions, while Viscous Limited Slip Differential (VLSD) is standard on Sport models.

The braking system adopts power-assisted 4-wheel vented disc brakes with 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

Passive safety - All 2007 G35s come equipped with the Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor, front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted side-impact curtain air bags for front- and rear-seat occupant head protection. Also standard are 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver’s side ELR only) and front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors, front seat Active Head Restraints and the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system.

The G35 also features Zone Body Construction with front and rear crushable zones to help disperse crash energy around the passenger compartment.


Models - The 2007 Infiniti G35 is available in five models: G35, G35 Journey, G35x AWD, G35 Sport and G35 Sport 6MT.

In addition to the standard and available equipment on the G35, G35 Journey and G35x AWD models, the G Sport models get drilled aluminium pedals, magnesium paddle shifters (on AT model), sport seats and upgraded brakes, sport-tuned suspension and Viscous Limited Slip Differential.

Several optional packages are available for the 2007 G35 Sedan, including a Premium Package, sunroof, satellite radio (choice of XM or Sirius), Navigation Package, Technology Package, rear spoiler and wood trim.

 

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