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2013 IPL G Convertible

2013 IPL G Convertible Joins Infiniti Performance Line™ Portfolio with Dramatic Styling, Tuned 3.7-liter V6

The 2013 IPL G Convertible Infiniti, the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line™ of premium performance vehicles, takes the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level. First introduced with the dramatic IPL G Coupe, IPL's product design philosophy focuses on "total vehicle performance," including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at a highly attractive price point. The new IPL G Convertible features special aerodynamic styling pieces, the dynamic performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, and unique leather-appointed interior along with the G Convertible's three-piece retractable hardtop.

"The Infiniti Performance Line, as demonstrated by our first offering, the IPL G Coupe, challenges the concept of ultra-high cost sports series. IPL pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration, but does so with an Infiniti twist," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible takes a different path from its established competitors, with its retractable hardtop that is designed to look as good with the top up as down."

Based on the premium foundation of the Infiniti G37 Convertible, the IPL G Convertible features an advanced VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6. The engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm. To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. The IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust is a full dual exhaust design with independent left and right large diameter pipes. The muffler's inner structure and materials have been maximized to reduce pressure and provide an appropriate performance exhaust note. The result is a 30% reduction in exhaust pressure versus a base G Convertible's Y-pipe exhaust system design.

As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the IPL G Convertible generates 343 horsepower an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL models and 273lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

The engine is matched to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).

The IPL G Convertible's enhanced dynamic vehicle performance focuses on providing confident handling, flat ride and smooth ride comfort. The IPL suspension tuning and damping management philosophy is designed to optimize each aspect of the suspension, effectively connecting the driver to the road surface while minimizing uncomfortable vibrations. Front spring rates have been increase 14% over the G Convertible Sport model and rear spring rates increased 4%. Front stabilizer spring rates have been increased 6% over the G Convertible Sport model and rear stabilizer spring rates increased 125%. Shock tuning has also been adjusted and incorporates an all-new rear HF-type shocks.

The IPL G Convertible also offers a sport-tuned steering gear and large 4-wheel sport brakes (14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) with aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear).

The IPL G Convertible's unique exterior includes a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and round chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to complement the G Convertible's elegantly seductive styling. Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Convertible embraces a road-ready attitude. The IPL G Convertible is offered in just two exterior colors: Moonlight White and Malbec Black.

The IPL G Convertible interior harmonizes with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red. All IPL G Convertible interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed Climate-controlled front sport seats with embroidered IPL logos, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, IPL embroidered front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.

Other standard IPL G Convertible interior features includes a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot® 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal front seat headrest speakers, an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position, and Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster™ air purifier, Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.

Technological and convenience features include standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Remote Keyless Entry system, a power tilt/telescoping steering column with increased travel, illuminated glove compartment and automatic temperature control. Also standard is SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and Rear Sonar System.

An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor is standard, along with door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and front seat Active Head Restraints. The rear seat includes fixed head rests with rear Pop-up Roll Bars. The IPL G Convertible also features reinforced front side members, front pillars and body sills.

The 2013 IPL G Convertible is offered in one fully equipped model, the IPL G Convertible with 7-speed automatic transmission. There are no options.

2013 IPL G Convertible At a Glance

The 2013 IPL G Convertible, the second model in the Infiniti Performance Line™, unleashes performance from a new perspective a top-down, wide-open, wind-in-your-face one. Like the standard Infiniti G37 Convertible that serves as its foundation and the IPL G Coupe, with which it shares its performance philosophy, the new IPL G Convertible combines seductive style with a highly engaging driving experience.

The IPL G Convertible's VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine's management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. As a result of these changes, and to the exhaust system, the IPL G Convertible generates 343 horsepower an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL G Convertible models and 273 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

The IPL G Convertible comes standard with an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). It also features an IPL-tuned suspension and Sport brakes.

The enhancements over the non-IPL G Convertible are not limited to engine performance only, however. The Infiniti Performance Line mission focuses on "total vehicle performance," including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at a highly attractive price point which precisely fits the new IPL G Convertible.

IPL G Convertible exterior modifications include a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and chrome exhaust tips. Exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires add a confident stance and road-ready attitude, while its two available exterior colors, Moonlight White and Malbec Black, add to its exclusive jewel-like presence.

The IPL G Convertible's interior is similarly offered in just two color treatments Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red and include red-stitched leather-appointed front seats, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, embroidered IPL logo on the front seatbacks and front floor mats, iPod® interface, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.

Other standard IPL G Convertible interior features include a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air sound system, Climate-controlled front seats, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor and Rear Sonar System.

Highlights of the 2013 IPL G Convertible include:

Exterior Features

    Athletic, well-proportioned coupe-like styling (with the top raised), flowing front fenders, wave-like hood, signature Infiniti double-arch grille
    Unique body structure for open-top use, unique panels from A-pillar rearward
    Three-piece power retractable hardtop with one-button operation
    Power folding outside mirrors
    Exclusive IPL aerodynamics with front fascia and side sills
    Unique IPL emblems
    IPL engine cover
    Large diameter IPL dual exhaust outlets with chrome finishers
    Two available exterior colors, Malbec Black and Moonlight White

Engine, Driveline, Suspension and Brakes

    IPL-tuned 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ37HR V6, rated at 343 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm and 273 lb-ft torque @ 5,200 rpm, IPL engine cover
    Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) intake camshafts, incorporated with the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), allows for 7,500 RPM redline
    Ram air dual intake, equal length exhaust manifold and dual exhaust system with laser-welded rear mufflers produce an authentic performance sound
    IPL-tuned high-flow dual exhaust with larger diameter piping (than non-IPL G Convertible) and round exhaust outlets
    Electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC)
    IPL-tuned 4-wheel independent multi-link performance suspension with independent front double wishbone / independent rear multi-link, front and rear stabilizer bars, all-new rear HF-type shock absorbers with unique damping control
    Power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering with 14.7:1 sport-tuned steering gear
    4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes with 14-inch rotors with 4-piston front calipers and 13.8-inch rotors with 2-piston calipers rear
    4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
    Unique 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels (19x8.5-inch front / 19x9-inch rear) and P225/45R19 front / P245/40R19 rear Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires

Interior Features

    Driver-oriented cockpit with aluminum trimmed pedals, solid magnesium paddle shifters and sport seats with driver's power adjustable torso and thigh bolsters
    Alluring leather-appointed interior with choice of two interior colors Monaco Red and Stone
    Red-stitched steering wheel and front seats with embroidered IPL logos
    Climate-controlled front seats
    Floor mats with embroidered IPL logos
    Dramatic Silk Obi aluminum trim finish
    13-speaker Bose® Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot® 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal® front seat headrest speakers
    Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen
    Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position
    Power tilt/telescopic steering wheel
    iPod® interface
    Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

Safety and Security

    Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
    Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
    Door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
    Dual Pop-up Roll Bars
    Available Pre-Crash Seat Belts
    3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's seat ELR only)
    Front seat Active Head Restraints
    Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
    Vehicle Security System (VSS)
    Infiniti Vehicle Immobilizer System
    Slide-away brake pedal assembly
    Emergency inside trunk release
    Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
    Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
    RearView Monitor and Rear Sonar System

Models and Manufacturing

    Available in one model: IPL G Convertible
    Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. In Tochigi, Japan





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