Compare 2009 INFINITI G37 Sedan vs 2008 BMW 3-Series

2009 INFINITI G37 Sedan
2008 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door RWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Base 17 26 $30,727 $33,250
4-Door RWD Journey 17 26 $31,142 $33,700
4-Door RWD Sport 18 25 $31,648 $34,250
4-Door AWD x 17 25 $33,029 $35,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi 19 25 $37,905 $41,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335xi 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
2-Door Convertible M3 M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,727
$30,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,250
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$545 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Infiniti G37 is a true sport sedan; it may be a little harsh for poseurs, but true driving enthusiasts will love it. The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99 93.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
187.0 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
28.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 16.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
18.8 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3581 3340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @5200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/225 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
328 @ 7000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.92 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.66
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Infiniti G37 Sedan BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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