Driven: Infiniti G37 Coupe
Posted: 20 May 2010
We're driving the slightly-more-hardcore G37 GT S,
which blends Nissan's 3.7-litre, 316bhp V6 with a limited slip differential,
stiffer suspension and, slightly incongruously, a six-speed auto' gearbox with
paddle-shifts (though a manual is offered, too). It's a quick car,
hitting 62mph in just under seconds and topping out at a limited 155mph.
It's a characterful drivetrain, the V6 nearly as graunchy and throaty as it is in the Nissan 370Z. Compared to BMW's mighty sixes, the engine feels distinctly old-school, but makes up for it by exuding a dose of muscle-car thuggery. It is, however, worryingly thirsty: in a couple of weeks of non-ballistic driving, we averaged just over 20mpg - in a 330i, you could expect 50 per cent better.