2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible is longer, wider than the coupe

The 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible will go on sale in mid-2009. When we bring you the live pictures of the hard-top convertible from the LA Auto Show in November, you’ll see that it’ll look a little longer and a little wider. That’s because designer Shiro Nakamura and his team wanted to maintain the good proportions of the car while trying to camouflage the tall trunk that was required to store the top.

“There were lots of discussions with engineers and suppliers. By slightly widening, slightly lengthening the car, it all balances fine,” said Nakamura at an Infiniti press event.

Infiniti replaced all the sheet metal from the end of the doors all the way to the end of the cars. Designers added new fender flares, widened the rear track and redesigned the taillights. No official dimensions are available as of yet but Nakamura says the G37 convertible is several inches longer than the coupe and looks very different from the rear-quarter view.

Power will come from the 3.7 liter V6 engine that produces 328-hp which will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

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