Road Tests Real world tests of Golf GTI vs Infiniti G37

0-60mph

Golf GTI
6.6 s
Infiniti G37
5.2 s

Top speed

Golf GTI
130 mph
Infiniti G37
167 mph

0-100mph

Golf GTI
16.2 s
Infiniti G37
13.9 s

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Volkswagen Golf GTI

Reasons to consider the
Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Lighter curb weight 3,285 lb vs 3,762 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Infiniti G37

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Infiniti

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Faster top speed 167 mph vs 130 mph 37 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 14 s vs 15 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 13.9 s vs 16.2 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
More powerful engine 330 HP vs 206 HP @ 5,300 RPM More than 60% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,700 cc vs 1,984 cc More than 85% bigger engine
More torque 266 ft-lb vs 206 ft-lb @ 1,700 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Golf GTI  vs
Infiniti G37 
Brand Volkswagen Infiniti
Year 2009 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.95 lb/hp 11.4 lb/hp
Maximum hp 206 HP @ 5,300 RPM 330 HP
Maximum torque 206 ft-lb @ 1,700 RPM 266 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,984 cc 3,700 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.6:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3.7 in 3.76 in / 3.39 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,285 lb 3,762 lb

road tests

Golf GTI  vs
Infiniti G37 
Top speed 130 mph 167 mph
1/4 mile 15 s 14 s
0-60mph 6.6 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 16.2 s 13.9 s

transmission

Drivetrain FWD Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Volkswagen Golf GTI
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