Infiniti G Sedan
From Infiniti press: Recently named 2003 Motor Trend Car of the Year, 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. Running changes for the 2003 G35 include the addition of xenon headlights to the Leather Luxury model, the addition of the sunroof to the Premium Package, available satellite radio, with a choice of XM or Sirius service, and an available new close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
The rear-wheel drive G35 is powered by an advanced, 260-horsepower V6 engine mated to a choice of 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode or 6-speed manual transmission. The G35’s performance is enhanced by a new 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 positioned to compete against current popular sport sedans such as the BMW 3-series, Lexus IS300 and Audi A4 3.0.
A 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 260 lb-ft of torque, derived from the VQ engine series, which has been recognized as one of the “Ten Best Engines” by Ward’s Auto World magazine for nine consecutive years, comes standard on every G35, along with an advanced 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode or close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.
The engine includes a long list of advanced systems, including a continuously variable valve timing control system, a “noiseless” timing chain for silent 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.
All G35s come with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), enhancing vehicle stability under a variety of driving conditions – similar to that offered in the 2003 Infiniti Q45 and M45.