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Infiniti G35: What's new for 2008?

NITISH S. RELE, Automotive columnist, The Tampa Tribune Staff
Published:   |   Updated: June 1, 2013 at 06:20 AM

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After an overhaul last year, which included an all-new power train, the G35 receives minor enhancements for 2008. XM Satellite Radio is standard. Also, a new exterior color - Desert Platinum - has been introduced. If you are looking to buy the G35x AWD, you can get a new sport package as well as an 18-inch tire and wheel package.

The rear-wheel-drive G35 sedan boasts 306 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 268 pounds-feet of torque at 4800 rpm. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capabilities. A four-wheel independent suspension, coupled with a rack-and-pinion steering, round up the exciting power train.

Safety is entrusted to standard dual front and side airbags, side curtain for both rows, four-wheel antilock brakes, Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control, front seat active-head restraints, and front and rear crumple zones.

The muscular sedan shows off L-shaped bixenon headlights and tail lamps and a double-arched tinted chrome grille. The cabin is awash with luxury goodies such as aluminum-alloy trim on center console, instrument and door panels, eight-way power driver and front-passenger leather seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The G35 offers an awesome performance, a striking exterior and a first-rate cabin. If you want to add punch to your daily drive, this G fits the bill.

Nitish S. Rele can be reached at nrele@tampatrib.com.

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