Description: Mid-Size Premium Sports Coupe
Base MSRP Range: $33,200 - $33,800
Invoice Price Range: $30,534 - $31,084
Where built: Japan
Infiniti's spirited GT sports coupe is keen in shape and as slick as glass, with a 2+2 cockpit and a high-powered engine below the stubby prow pushing all torque to big back wheels.
The powertrain is Infiniti's juicy 3.5-liter V6 with 280 hp when tied to the automatic five-speed transmission or 298 hp for a six-speed close-ratio manual stick for G35 Coupe 6MT.
Refinements go to 2006 models, such as new projector-beam bi-xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, more equipment in the Premium Package and optional RAS controls. Infiniti's Sport-Tuned Suspension Package adds a special front fascia and side sills to the body plus a new spoiler on the tail. And the Premium Package brings a sunroof, dual zones for the cabin climate system, Bose audio gear and new Bluetooth for hands-free phone operation.
Infiniti, the high-tech brand derived from Nissan of Japan, strengthens a 2006 line of luxury and performance cars with the re-do of mid-size M45 as a screamer sports sedan, while Q45 the flagship sedan spins off a new Sport model with Rear Active Steer (RAS) controls. In all, there are six distinct products in Infiniti's Class of 2006, each posed for high-powered action and packed with premium appointments.