2013 IPL G Convertible is ready to tousle your hair

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 16, 2011

The 2013 Infiniti JX wasn’t the only surprise from the Japanese manufacturer as the all-new 2013 IPL G Convertible was also unveiled at the 2011 LA Auto Show. After the IPL G Coupe, this is the second vehicle of the Infiniti Performance Line, and promises to push the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity. As expected, the car is based on the Infiniti G37 Convertible and it is powered by a VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6 capable to deliver a total output of 343 horsepower – an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL models – and 273lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

The engine is mated to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). Due to the power increase, the IPL G Convertible also offers a sport-tuned steering gear and large 4-wheel sport brakes (14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) featuring aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear). The design of the car is completed by the 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires. The IPL G Convertible is offered in just two exterior colors: Moonlight White and Malbec Black.

The interior also gets two colors: Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red. Regarding the standard features, the 2013 IPL G Convertible comes with: 13-speaker Bose Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal front seat headrest speakers, an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position, and Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster air purifier, Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide and touch screen, and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System. Furthermore, the car gets Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Remote Keyless Entry system, a power tilt/telescoping steering column with increased travel, illuminated glove compartment and automatic temperature control. Also standard is XM Satellite Radio (XM subscription required, sold separately) and Rear Sonar System.

Interior Design

The interior of the Infiniti IPL G Convertible follows the design philosophy of the exterior. You have a choice between the Stone or Monaco Red color treatments. The Monaco Red is found only on IPL cars.

The interiors of every IPL G Convertible have red-stitched leather front seats that are temperature controlled. It features the embroidered IPL logos, power thigh and torso support adjustment for the driver, manual thigh extension, red-stitched steering wheel, front floor mats with embroidered IPL logo, aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest, and Silk Obi aluminum trim.

Other standard Infiniti IPL G Convertible interior includes the 13-speaker Bose Open Air Sound System that features the AudioPilot 2.0 technology as well as the Personal front seat headrest speakers. It also has the Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control, which adjusts the air volume and fan speed automatically. Meanwhile, the Advanced Climate Control System now has the Plasmacluster air purifier.

Other technologies you would find are the Infiniti Navigation System, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, streaming audio, Zagat Survey Restaurant Guide, XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information, and NavWeather. XM® subscription is not part of the standard package.

You could also find convenience and technological features such as the rear sonar system, remote keyless entry, Infiniti Intelligent Key, power tilt steering column, push button ignition, automatic temperature control, and the XM Satellite Radio.

Press Release

Infiniti IPL G Convertible

The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible, which is set to go on sale in spring 2012, becomes the second member of the Infiniti Performance Line of premium performance vehicles. First introduced with the dramatic IPL G Coupe, IPL's product design philosophy focuses on "total vehicle performance," including unique driving attributes and exclusive exterior and interior features at a highly attractive price point. The new Infiniti IPL G Convertible features special aerodynamic styling pieces, the dynamic performance of an IPL-tuned V6, exhaust and suspension, 19-inch IPL aluminum-alloy wheels, and unique leather-appointed interior - along with the G Convertible's three-piece retractable hardtop.

"The Infiniti Performance Line, as demonstrated by our first offering, the IPL G Coupe, challenges the concept of ultra-high cost sports series. IPL pushes the premium performance envelope for buyers seeking a higher level of exclusivity and driving exhilaration, but does so with an Infiniti twist," said Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore. "Like every Infiniti, the new IPL G Convertible takes a different path from its established competitors, with its retractable hardtop that is designed to look as good with the top up as down. It's a terrific addition to the Infiniti Performance Line, taking the dramatic Infiniti G Convertible to an even higher level."

Based on the premium foundation of the Infiniti G37 Convertible, the IPL G Convertible features an advanced VQ37VHR 3.7-liter V6. The engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm. To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. The IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust is a full dual exhaust design with independent left and right large diameter pipes. The muffler's inner structure and materials have been maximized to reduce pressure and provide an appropriate performance exhaust note. The result is a 30% reduction in exhaust pressure versus a base G Convertible's Y-pipe exhaust system design.

As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the Infiniti IPL G Convertible generates 343 horsepower - an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL models - and 273lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).

The engine is matched to an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and quick-shift Drive Sport (DS) mode with magnesium paddle shifters and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC).

The Infiniti IPL G Convertible's enhanced dynamic vehicle performance focuses on providing confident handling, flat ride and smooth ride comfort. The IPL suspension tuning and damping management philosophy is designed to optimize each aspect of the suspension, effectively connecting the driver to the road surface while minimizing uncomfortable vibrations. Front spring rates have been increase 14% over the G Convertible Sport model and rear spring rates increased 4%. Front stabilizer spring rates have been increased 6% over the G Convertible Sport model and rear stabilizer spring rates increased 125%. Shock tuning has also been adjusted and incorporates an all-new HF-type shock.

The Infiniti IPL G Convertible also offers a sport-tuned steering gear and large 4-wheel sport brakes (14-inch front, 13.8-inch rear) with aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear).

The Infiniti IPL G Convertible's unique exterior includes a dramatic front bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills and round chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to complement the G Convertible's elegantly seductive styling. Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE050A performance tires, the IPL G Convertible embraces a road-ready attitude. The IPL G Convertible is offered in just two exterior colors: Moonlight White and Malbec Black.

The Infiniti IPL G Convertible interior harmonizes with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments - Stone and IPL-exclusive Monaco Red. All IPL G Convertible interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed Climate-controlled front sport seats with embroidered IPL logos, manual thigh extension and driver's power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, IPL embroidered front floor mats, and aluminum trimmed pedals and footrest.

Other standard Infiniti IPL G Convertible interior features includes a 13-speaker Bose® Open Air Sound System, optimized for both top positions, with AudioPilot® 2.0 noise compensation technology and Personal® front seat headrest speakers, an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control that automatically adjusts fan speed and air volume based on top position, and Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier, Infiniti Navigation System with voice recognition and available XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information, NavWeather™ with Real-Time Weather and 3-day forecast (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Zagat Survey® Restaurant Guide and touch screen, and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.

Technological and convenience features include standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Remote Keyless Entry system, a power tilt/telescoping steering column with increased travel, illuminated glove compartment and automatic temperature control. Also standard is XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and Rear Sonar System.

An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor is standard, along with door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, front-seat mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and front seat Active Head Restraints. The rear seat includes fixed head rests with rear Pop-up Roll Bars. The G Convertible also features reinforced front side members, front pillars and body sills.

"With it's pure IPL style and performance, and the added dimension of open-air motoring, the Infiniti IPL G Convertible is a welcome addition to the Infiniti Performance Line lineup,'" added Poore. "Watch for more models joining the IPL lineup in the future."

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