Infiniti G37 Coupe 2011 IPL performance version
Nissan has launched a new performance brand for their Infiniti luxury line-up, in the same vein as BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG. Dubbed IPL, it unimaginatively stands for “Infiniti Performance Line”, not to be confused with the “Indian Premier League” cricket tournaments. The first model is the 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe.
The new 2011 Infiniti Infiniti Performance Line G37 Coupe, alternatively known simply as the IPL G Coupe, features a sportier new front fascia with integrated fog lights and black finishers, more pronounced side skirts, a new rear bumper, a rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips, as well as 19-inch IPL 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE50A performance tyres.
The IPL G Coupe’s interior will come in Graphite gray and Monaco red, the latter only available with the black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission version. The interior features red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s powered torso-and-thigh support adjustment, red-stitched and leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminium trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.
In addition, Infiniti has also increased standard features to include the “Infiniti Studio on Wheels” audio system by Bose, hard drive navigation, 9.3GB Music Box hard drive, voice recognition for the navigation, memory system for driver’s seat, rear-view monitor, rear sonar and moonroof.
The main upgrades for the IPL G Coupe is the VQ37HR 3.7-litre V6, whose engine management system has been re-calibrated, raising the peak horsepower revs to 7,400 rpm from 7,000 rpm. The torque curve from below the peak torque was re-tuned for a more linear feel. A new exhaust system is standard. As a result of the changes, the IPL G Coupe generates 348 hp and 374 Nm of torque, a minor increase over the standard 330 hp stock version. There is a choice of either a 6-speed short-throw manual or a 7-speed paddle-shifter automatic transmission.
More of these mildly-upgraded IPL models are likely on the way, destined for sale in the United States. It is not known yet whether the IPL models will be made available in the UAE & other GCC countries.
Keep track of updates in the Infiniti G37 buyer guide.