Infiniti G Sedan
From Infiniti press: The G35 Sport Sedan expresses Infiniti’s bold direction of combining leading-edge design and technology, driver-oriented performance and a high level of luxury. For 2006, the G35 adds Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System and optional satellite radio to the Premium Package and a new exterior color – Liquid Platinum.
The rear-wheel drive G35 is powered by an advanced, 280-horsepower V6 engine mated to a choice of 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode or 6-speed manual transmission. With the manual transmission the engine is tuned to deliver 298 horsepower. The G35’s performance is enhanced by a 4-wheel independent suspension with lightweight aluminum components and highly aerodynamic styling – including a coefficient of drag of just 0.27 and zero degrees of front lift.
The G35 is also offered with a state-of-the-art “intelligent” all-wheel drive system. The G35x AWD model features Infiniti’s ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system, which is also utilized on the M35x, FX and G35x sedan.
The G35 has been noted, since its introduction, for its outstanding balance of acceleration and handling. The heart of G35’s performance is its standard 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6, derived from the VQ engine series, which has been recognized as one of the “Ten Best Engines” by Ward’s Auto World magazine for 11 consecutive years.
The standard V6 engine produces 280* horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque for models equipped with the advanced 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode. The 2006 G35 6MT model with close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission features 298 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The VQ engine design includes a long list of advanced systems, including a continuously variable valve timing control system, a “noiseless” timing chain for quiet operation, a structurally reinforced aluminum engine block and an electronically controlled “drive-by-wire” throttle system. It also features a modular engine design, microfinished crank journals and cam lobes, and molybdenum coated lightweight pistons.
Along with its advanced engine design, the G35 is also offered with a state-of-the-art “intelligent” all-wheel drive system. The system utilizes an active torque distribution management system with an active center differential designed for smooth starts, better fuel economy and better traction and maneuverability on snowy roads than conventional all-wheel drive systems and minimal compromise of rear-wheel drive performance characteristics on dry roads.