2008 INFINITI G37 Coupe vs. Its Competition

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Sport Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

BMW knew that its 3 Series coupe had grown pretty big.

This growth left room for the 2008 1 Series coupe to make the trip across the Atlantic to these shores.

This gives BMW two coupes, both of which are capable machines.

Right off, if you're looking for a convertible, BMW has the Infiniti G37 covered, as both the 3er and 1er come with dropping tops.

Dynamically, however, the G37 gives either BMW a run for its money.

If you like automatic gearboxes, the editors of TheCarConnection.com prefer the Infiniti's to the BMW's. Compared to the beautifully styled 2008 Audi TT, the G37 is a more dynamic performer.

The Audi is front-wheel drive, and this blunts the car's moves.

However, if all-wheel drive is something you're looking for, the Audi (and the BMW 3 Series) offers it, while the G37 does not.

There is a new Audi TTS coming for 2009 with more power than today's car.

Lastly, if you can go without the Infiniti owner experience and the extra seats, Nissan's own 350Z has handling that's just as brilliant.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The Infiniti G37 Coupe is the best-selling coupe in the segment for a number of good reasons: it’s incredibly fast and handles well, and it’s good-looking in a well-heeled way.
8.0
The 2008 BMW 1-Series makes a true Bimmer available for under $30,000 (but just barely).
8.6
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.
8.6
The 2008 Nissan 350Z returns to its roots, with amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling.
MSRP From   
$34,900$28,600$32,700$28,510
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I6Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class   
CompactSubcompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name   
2-Door Base2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Coupe Manual
Drivetrain   
Rear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4452
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2dr Coupe
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODManualManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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