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2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan - Performance Review

 
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There's no discernible difference in steering weight and feedback or suspension damping.
Edmunds' Inside Line

True, the G25 will never catch a G37 in a drag race. But if we judge performance on sound alone, if we could choose one engine over the other to listen to—we'd pick the G25's 2.5-liter V6.
Popular Mechanics

Braking, steering and handling performance remain pure Infiniti – always impressing
Autoblog

the G25 drives pretty much how it could be expected to -- like a G37 that's down more than 100 horsepower and just under 100 pound-feet of torque.
Motor Trend

snappy braking and crisp cornering that keep it among top-tier sports sedans
USA Today

Carried over from last year is a 328-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 in the G37, with either a seven-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. What's new this year is the 2011 Infiniti G25 sedan, which offers a smaller, 2.5-liter V-6, making 218 horsepower and hooked up only to the seven-speed automatic.

Our editors haven't yet driven the G25, which is being offered as both a price leader for the sport-sedan line as well as a slightly more fuel-efficient option, we've spent lots of time in the G37 Sedan. It's one of the most responsive, communicative, and fun-to-drive sport sedans in its class. Infiniti's 3.7-liter V-6 makes more muscle than some rival V-8s and provides enough thrust to satisfy most rabid performance enthusiasts, though it's a little more raucous than the former 3.5-liter and not nearly as smooth as BMW's excellent turbocharged six in the 335i.

While shift quality with the seven-speed automatic transmission in the 2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan (the only transmission in the G25) is somewhat lumpy and indecisive in gentle driving, it becomes snappy and smooth when accelerating hard—and seems more at home when driving aggressively, with a satisfying throttle blip delivered when managing shift with the solid magnesium paddle-shifters (included on G37 Journey and G37x AWD models). Otherwise, the six-speed manual in the G37 is very satisfying.

The G is quite possibly the best-handling sport sedan, price no object. Even on less-than-perfect surfaces, the suspension is hard to fluster and brakes are stout. And with great steering feel and near-perfect dynamics, and that provides both reassuring safety and poise on the road, as well as thrills for those who pay for track time.

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The 2011 Infiniti G37

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