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June 23, 2011

2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible New Car Review

2011 Infiniti G37 Converticle Review by Bob Plunkett

By Bob Plunkett

On Scottsdale Boulevard in the posh Phoenix suburb, warm desert sunshine floods the leather-lined 2+2 cockpit of Infiniti's stunning GT-style hardtop sports coupe which converts to a daring drop-top convertible with the flick of a switch.

Conversion from hardtop coupe to wide-open cabriolet convertible consumes only 30 seconds, as the G-car driver taps a console-mounted toggle one time and the car then does all of the work.

Side windows drop down into doors as a latch on the windshield header automatically releases the forward edge of a three-piece steel roof and an electro-hydraulic mechanism motivates the clamshell top to pleat and tuck into the trunk beneath a steel tonneau lid.

Now feast on what these mechanical gyrations reveal:  A daring design for a sleek but edgy open-top sports coupe with luxurious appointments in the cockpit and serious mechanical hardware concealed behind all of those sensuous sheetmetal bulges.

Infiniti delivers it as the 2011 G37 Convertible in three grades:  G37 Convertible, G37 Convertible Limited Edition, G37 Convertible Sport 6MT. [Read full review]

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