2009 INFINITI G37 Coupe vs. Its Competition

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Sport Side Exterior View

Experts from TheCarConnection.com have compared the new G37 to the BMW 3-Series coupe as well as the 1-Series.

This will be difficult for some readers to accept, but the 2009 Infiniti G37 coupe may be the equal of a couple of BMW coupes out there.

While Bimmer enthusiasts may be aghast, they will be forced to admit that the G37 is, at the very least, a darn good competitor.

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

Compared to the beautifully styled 2009 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.

The new Audi TTS might not be thought of on the same high-performance page as the G37, but it’s actually quite the sportscar.

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe 2-door Sport Side Exterior View2009 INFINITI G37 Coupe
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2008 Audi TT 2-door Roadster Auto 2.0T FrontTrak Angular Front Exterior View2008 Audi TT
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2008 BMW 1-Series 128i2008 BMW 1-Series
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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
8.8
The Infiniti G37 Coupe isn’t just incredibly fast and nimble; it's good-looking in a well-heeled way.
8.2
The TT is a little more engaging to drive than before, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd quite like the original one did when it was new.
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.
MSRP From   
$35,900$34,800$28,600$32,700
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Turbo Gas I4Gas I6Gas I6
EPA Class   
SubcompactMini-CompactSubcompactCompact
Style Name   
2-Door Base RWD2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.0T FrontTrak2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4445
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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