2011 INFINITI IPL G COUPE
IPL (Indianapolis Power Light) in the automotive world will now be known as an acronym for Infiniti’s newly formed performance division, “Infiniti Performance Line” and the G Coupe will be its first production model.
2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe benefits from a tweaked engine with a recalibrated ECU and a new high-flow exhaust system pushing output from 330-horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, to 348HP and 276 lb-ft. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a close ratio six-speed manual gearbox with short-throw shifter or a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Interior offers only two color treatments, Graphite and Monaco Red. Other highlights include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver’s power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.
2010 SAAB 9-5 SEDAN
The new Saab design has drawn inspiration from the Saab Aero X concept car. The clean, sculpted shape embraces the purity of Scandinavian design and its dramatic wraparound window graphic echoes Saab’s aviation heritage.
The all-turbo powertrain line-up starts at 1.6 liters and relatively small four cylinder turbo engines. There is a choice of three fuels gasoline, diesel and E85 bioethanol and with diesel power, the new 9-5 offers CO2 emissions as low as 139 g/km.
The face of the new Saab 9-5 Sedan is defined by a deep grille flanked with curving, ice-block headlamp units. The entire glasshouse is presented as a ‘wraparound’ mono graphic, the disguised windshield and side pillars giving the cabin Saab’s signature cockpit look. Squint slightly, and the proportions of the windshield and roof become reminiscent of the classic 900 model.
The array of high-tech features on offer includes: an aircraft-like head-up information display (Pilot HUD); adaptive lighting (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam); adaptive cruise control; Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control; keyless entry and starting; tri-zone air conditioning; dynamic parking assistance and Saab XWD with a rear eLSD, the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.