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From http://www.nissannews.com/:

"Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe and Sport Sedan Offer Enhanced Performance, Refined Interiors For 2005 [June 3, 04]


SAN FRANCISCO (June 3, 2004) – Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury division, today announced a number of significant enhancements to its popular G35 sport coupe and G35 sport sedan for the 2005 model year in North America. The changes include the introduction of a new coupe Sport model, a redesigned exterior appearance for the sedan and a redesigned instrument panel and console area with aluminum trim or optional wood trim on both the 2005 G35 coupe and G35 sedan.

Another major enhancement for the new model year is an increase in power for all G35 sedans to 277 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque (from 260 hp/260 lb-ft). The G35 sedan lineup, which added a new all-wheel drive version in the 2004 model year, also receives new exterior styling for 2005 – featuring a new hood, grille, bumpers, side sills, taillights and wheels.

The G35 coupe’s new Sport model will be available in an advanced 5-speed automatic transmission or with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The Sport 6MT model receives an additional 15-plus horsepower over automatic-equipped G35 coupe’s standard 280 horsepower, bringing its power to the 295-horsepower range (final figures to be released later).

In addition, the manual transmission design on both coupe and sedan models has been improved to provide a lower shifting effort.

The 2005 G35 sedan will be offered in four models, each equipped with a standard 3.5-liter V6, 4-wheel independent suspension and the refined exterior. For 2005, the sport-tuned suspension package has been upgraded with 18-inch lightweight cast aluminum wheels with 235/45R18 tires and drilled aluminum pedals.

The G35 coupe will be offered in three models for 2005, Coupe, Coupe Sport A/T and Coupe Sport 6MT. Both Sport models include a new sport-tuned suspension, Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (V-LSD), 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels and drilled aluminum pedals.

“Infiniti built its reputation on a stunning combination of powerful rear-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles and outstanding customer service,” said Mark Igo, vice president and general manager, Infiniti Division. “The G35 has been a key element in our recent product line expansion and with the enhancements for 2005, our product momentum remains strong.”

The 2005 Infiniti G35 sedan and coupe with automatic transmissions are scheduled to be available at Infiniti dealers in North America beginning in October 2004. Manual transmission equipped models will go on sale in December 2004.

The announcement came during the Nissan 360 news media event, a three-week program in San Francisco featuring the automaker’s current and future worldwide product and business plans. At the event, about 500 reporters had the opportunity to drive nearly 70 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to familiarize themselves with the breadth of Nissan’s global product lineup."


I wonder if there'll be any big changes for the FX......
 

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New interior:
 

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I dunno :oops: . The analog clock should've stayed where it was; to now squeeze it into all-digital readout makes as much sense as putting a saddle on a cow. The new gauges look like a mixed bag also. Granted, the old cheesy orange ones positively sucked, but I can't say the upgrade is a leap forward. Another thing I never grasped was why a car with V8-like thrust rolled on skinny-ass 215-series tires. That's what they have on Acura TSX, for chrissakes's :roll: . And it's to be hoped that they'll dump those EL42s Bridgestones which produce more roar than F16 on a take-off. The scratch-central plastic console is still there, unfortunately. BTW, there's no mention of the replacement for the G's nasty sound system, so presumably it soldiers on. Bottom line-I'm glad I dumped mine to get the Pumpkin 8) .
 

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Those are some pretty darn subtle interior changes and don't really look to be a leap ahead in quality, IMO. New clock position deffinitely sucks; that cluster looks like crap.

As for the other enhancements, I'll believe it when I see it. 19" wheels, more power, exterior changes golore... Sounds like these guys have been listening in at the dealer water dispenser to me.
 

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Yeah, what's with the clock? I think it's a great signature item for Infiniti but it usually looks like an afterthought. Grrrr.... I agree with everything said so far; the interior is a minor upgrade at best. So what do you think is accounting for the extra horses? Better in/out plumbing?
 
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2005 changes

Hi Folks,

If anyone finds any info on the 05 FX, please let me know because I have already agreed with the wife, that this will be our next car. :)

Thanks
 

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Well it'll definitely have a 'Lane Departure Warning' System option...
 

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I think the new interior is a subtle improvement to the current one. However, I must agree that the clock is out of place and doesn't match the hi-tech looking digital displays....I still don't understand why infiniti stick that ugly analog clock in every car...can't they just go with the hi-tech look that matches the rest of the interior/exterior?
 
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