2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible Preview

Jeff Youngs | Mar 29, 2012
FAST FACTS
  • Performance-tuned powertrain, exhaust, suspension, steering and brakes
  • Unique styling details and special interior trim
  • IPL stands for "Infiniti Performance Line"

Exterior Features

The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible features a 3-piece power retractable hardtop, and is available in both Moonlight White and Malbec Black paint colors. The front bumper is redesigned, and the IPL G treatment includes sculpted side sills, large-diameter chrome-finished exhaust outlets, and 19-inch IPL graphite-finish wheels wearing staggered-width performance tires.

Interior Features

An exclusive Monaco Red leather treatment is available for the IPL G Convertible. The other interior color choice is Stone leather. Ventilated front sport seats with manual thigh extensions feature red stitching, embroidered IPL logos, and power-adjustable torso and thigh support. The driver faces a red-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the IPL G Convertible is trimmed out with Silk Obi aluminum dashboard panels, aluminum pedals, and IPL embroidered floor mats.

The standard Bose Open Air audio system with front-seat headrest speakers and the adaptive dual-zone climate control system automatically take into consideration whether the top is up or down and tailor operation accordingly, Infiniti says. The IPL G Convertible also includes Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with streaming audio capability, navigation system, and a Plasmacluster air purification system.

Optional Features

The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible offers no options. Everything comes standard.

Under the Hood

Infiniti massages the IPL G Convertible's 3.7-liter V-6 engine to extract 18 more horsepower and 6 more lb.-ft. of torque compared to the standard Infiniti G Convertible. As a result, the IPL G Convertible makes 343 horsepower at 7,400 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm. Aiding in this effort is a full H-pipe dual-exhaust system featuring a 30-percent reduction in exhaust backpressure, the automaker claims.

The V-6 engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control, Downshift Rev Matching, and Drive Sport mode. A manual gearbox is not available. The driver can manually change gears using genuine magnesium paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel.

The IPL G Convertible also features modified suspension spring and stabilizer bar rates, revised shock tuning, sport-calibrated steering, and 4-wheel vented-disc sport brakes with 4-piston front and 2-piston rear calipers.

Safety

The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible is equipped with six air bags, including side curtain air bags that deploy upward from the door panels. Rear pop-up roll bars deploy in the event of a rollover accident, and the IPL G Convertible includes a reverse-sensing sonar system. Traction and stability control are also standard, as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

Explore car shopping guides
How to Program a Car Key Chip
How to Program a Car Key Chip
Electronic keys introduce new components that can be expensive, even without paying a dealer to program them. If you can do the job yourself, you can save both time and money by not having to visit the dealership. Here are a couple ways to program a car key chip.
Read the full review
How Much Does It Cost To Wrap A Car?
How Much Does It Cost To Wrap A Car?
How much does it cost to wrap a car? And what does the process entail? Let’s look at some standard costs associated with wrapping a vehicle and detail some of the various options available today.
Read the full review
How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter
How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter
When your car doesn’t start, often the battery is the culprit. Unfortunately, most vehicle owners do not check their battery until it fails. As preventative maintenance, the suggested best practice is to conduct a car battery voltage test regularly – at least twice per year – using a multimeter.
Read the full review
Read all articles


Scroll to the top
New Car Preview
2023 Lincoln Corsair Preview
Most Dependable
2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Coupes and Convertibles
Most Popular
10 Most Popular Coupes and Convertibles
New Model Update
New for 2020: Honda
New Car Preview
2024 Polestar 3 Preview
More related
articles