With its G35 range, Infiniti offered a coupe and sedan, but never a convertible. But two years after the G37 replaced the aging G35, Infiniti finally decided to add a drop-top to the mix.
This car is the first Infiniti convertible since the M30 convertible -- which was discontinued in 1992 and made famous by the movie Three Kings -- and shares its rear-wheel-drive platform, responsive handling and potent motor with the rest of the automaker's G37 lineup.
That means the G37 Convertible packs a 3.7-liter V6 that makes a healthy 325 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque in this application. Like other Infiniti engines this V6 features VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology that increases fuel economy and performance.
Transmission choices include a seven-speed automatic and a six-speed manual. Fuel economy is rated at 17/25 mpg for the auto and 16/24 with the stick.
Per the current industry trend, the G37 Convertible features a three-piece retractable hardtop that adds weight compared to a conventional cloth setup but retains the two-door's coupe-like roofline and allows less road noise into the cabin. The retractable hardtop also gives the G37 Convertible a little more cold weather insulation.
Trim Level Breakdown
The G37 Convertible is available in two well-equipped trim levels.
The base G37 Convertible comes standard with leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with XM satellite radio and a USB port, adaptive climate control, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, a seven-inch information display, 18-inch aluminum wheels and a rear parking camera. The seven-speed automatic is the only transmission available with this trim level.
Those looking for a sportier and more feature-packed convertible can opt for the Sport 6MT model, which brings a host of performance and luxury equipment. A six-speed manual transmission, well-bolstered sports seats, 19-inch aluminum wheels shod with grippy summer tires, sport brakes, a more aggressive front fascia, aluminum pedals, a voice-activated navigation system, a 13-speaker Bose stereo system, a rear sonar parking system and more.
Standard safety features on the G37 Convertible include dual front, side and side curtain airbags, pop-up roll bars, traction and stability control systems and electronic brakeforce distribution.
Rivals to the G37 Convertible that offer a similar mix of sporty handling, luxury features and open-air fun include the BMW 335i Convertible, the Lexus IS 350C and Audi S5 Convertible.