g35 saloon

flyingfridge

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2005
Messages
2,388
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec, VW Passat 118TSI
mmm, the words , 'very', 'very' and 'nice' pop into my head. i love it

any powerplant info? i'm guessing the twin exhausts signify the 4.5L V8 model...
 

Shawn

Lexus? Oh shi-
Joined
May 26, 2005
Messages
13,988
Car(s)
MkVI GTI w/DSG
The outside is still ugly, but that interior is too good.
 

SL65

Ambitious but rubbish!
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Messages
9,326
Location
Sydney, Australia
Car(s)
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L
Looks pretty good to me, especially that interior. You know I've never seen one of these cars in real life what with living in Aus and all.
 

fr3aki3

Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2005
Messages
62
Location
Sydney, Australia
Car(s)
Honda Civic EM1 w/ B18c7
SL65AMG~V12~612BHP!!!!!!! said:
Looks pretty good to me, especially that interior. You know I've never seen one of these cars in real life what with living in Aus and all.
Well if you go along Paramatta RD, theres like a section which is full of import dealerships. I've seen Chaser's, S15 Varietta's (convertable 200SX), various Lancer Evo's, r32-r34 skylines as well as the G35.

Obviously it's not gonna be the updated one, but it's still a g35!
 

bartboy9891

I'm not Moe
Joined
Dec 1, 2004
Messages
9,123
exterior wise, i think i like the current one better. interior wise, it looks very similar to the M35/M45. just kinda curious how much this will cost, because if they raise the price a few grand it'll cut into the M's price segment
 

bone

"bangle for president"
DONOR
Joined
Jan 14, 2004
Messages
16,574
Location
belgium!!
Car(s)
Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
:yucky:

love the center console though
 

Made In the USA

Active Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
430
Location
California
Car(s)
'04 Range Rover
flyingfridge said:
any powerplant info? i'm guessing the twin exhausts signify the 4.5L V8 model...
Doubtful, that would creep into the M45 territory. That said, it looks like a strunken M45, which is not a bad thing, but I would hope there would be more of a styling difference between the two.




 

flyingfridge

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2005
Messages
2,388
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec, VW Passat 118TSI
It does beg the question, why? It seems infiniti have two saloons of roughly the same size and layout in their lineup. The G35 really isn't that much different to the M45. I must say I like the M45 more because of the slightly more aggressive look and that 4.5L powerplant. mmmmm

but really, other than engines and styling, what's so different? It can't be good for infiniti, it's like BMW making the 3 series the same size as the 5 and trying to sell them alongside each other. It just doesn't work and they cannibalise each other's sales.

the difference doesn't seem to be luxury either, look at Carlos' speech from the New York auto show

Carlos 'The Main Man' Ghosn said:
Inside, the cabin combines technology and modern warmth. The welcoming interior is accentuated by the thoughtful use of modern and traditional design cues, such as the elegantly textured aluminum accents, hand-stitched steering wheel and white-and-violet instrumentation illumination.

This new G will be the first Infiniti to offer real-time XM NavTraffic and a new audiophile-quality ?Studio on Wheels? audio system that sounds like nothing else on the market today.

Other available technology includes RearView Monitor, Intelligent Cruise Control with Preview Braking and Adaptive Front Headlights.
ah, he did say this about the engine...

Carlos 'The Main Man' Ghosn said:
The G?s fourth generation VQ35 3.5-liter V6 features 80% redesigned parts, including new dual intake and dual exhaust systems, a higher redline and 300-plus horsepower.

Chassis and suspension improvements are many. A new Sport model and Infiniti?s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive are offered for drivers seeking even higher levels of handling and control.
So the main diff is G35 = V6 and M45 = V8?

Still, such similar cars with only a powerplant difference can't be good, maybe the M will be bigger next time round?

Anyway, 300 horse is certainly no laughing matter.... or is it :thumbsup:
 

jayjaya29

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 18, 2005
Messages
5,715
Location
Ithaca, NY
Car(s)
1997 BMW M3
I think the M45 is for the higher-end power luxury market while the G35 is a bit lower down on the money pole for the more average middle-class human.
 

Labcoatguy

Forum Addict
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Messages
13,815
Location
Boston, MA, USA
Car(s)
#Jaguar #XKR, #Saab #9-3
G35=3-series competitor
M35/45=5-series competitor

Remember, BMW shares its straight-sixes between the 3 and 5 series, and they don't overlap much.
 
Top