The new Q50 sedan will eventually replace the G37 four-door, which hangs around as the entry model; G37 Coupe and Convertible have been renamed the Q60 Coupe and Convertible.
Carryover 330-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 with a seven-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual; Coupe and Convertible can be had in more powerful IPL guise with an extra 20 horses.
Infiniti’s entire vehicle lineup has gone under the nomenclature knife for 2014. Included in the switcheroo is the G37 Coupe and Convertible that are now respectively referred to as the Q60 Coupe and Convertible, but are otherwise unchanged for 2014 (the G37 sedan is still called the G37). Returning is the 3.7-liter V6 that produces 330 horsepower in Q60 Coupe form and 325 in the Q60 Convertible. Seven-speed automatic transmissions are standard across the board, or you can also order a six-speed manual transmission, which is a reflection of Infiniti’s sporting nature. Speaking of which, there’s an Infiniti Performance line (IPL) that’s based off the rear-wheel-drive coupe and the convertible, too. They come with 348 horsepower and comprehensive chassis/suspension/braking mods (and a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed automatic to actually use the extra power) as well as styling changes to clearly identify the model. It’s priced about $10,000 above the base Q60 coupe or convertible. Both bring an astounding level of technology to four-wheeled transportation, such as “4-Wheel Active Steer” that automatically adjusts the steering gear ratio and rear suspension geometry according to how fast the car is traveling and the direction it’s heading. The convertible wows the crowd with its three-piece folding hardtop and can be had with a Limited Edition package, too. Standard convertible features include a leather interior, a wind deflector to help keep your hairdo in place and a unique Bose Open Air Sound System with an equalizer that adjusts according to outside noise, vehicle speed and top up or down position.
Base price (incl. destination): $40,500 (Q60 Coupe); $48,100 (Q60 Convertible)
Type: Two-door coupe/convertible
Base engine (hp): 3.7-liter DOHC V6 (330 Coupe, 325 Convertible, 348, IPL)
Layout: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic; six-speed manual (opt.)
MPG (city/hwy): 19/27 (six-speed manual)
Safety: Front airbags; side-impact airbags; side-curtain airbags (except Convertible); anti-lock brakes; traction control; stability control
Weight (lb.): 3,650 (Coupe)