The 2006 G35 continues to utilize the racing technology-inspired FM (Front Mid-ship) platform, which mounts the engine behind the front axle in the "front mid-ship" position. The positioning of the engine is a key to the G35's high level of driving performance, providing a nearly optimized 53:47 percent front-to-rear-weight balance.
The 2006 G35 coupe features a long list of standard performance features, including a 280 horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 mated to a standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic with manual shift mode. The G35 Coupe 6MT model offers 298 horsepower and a close-ratio 6-sped manual transmission. Inside, the G35 coupe offers the expected levels of Infiniti premium available amenities, including an available Bose premium audio system and DVD-based Infiniti Navigation System.
All 2006 G35s come equipped with the Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and RF occupant classification sensor, front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted side-impact curtain air bags for front- and rear-seat occupant head protection. Also standard are 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's side ELR only) and front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and adjustable upper anchors and front seat Active Head Restraints. It is also equipped with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system.