Infiniti has long targeted BMW as its bogey in the premium segment, and this has been especially reflected in the development of the Infiniti G entry-level models. Although the brand has been able to largely match its German rival's diversity in terms of body styles by offering a G sedan, coupe, and convertible, a dedicated ultra-high performance edition of the vehicle that could go head-to-head with the BMW M3 has been missing from the lineup.
And it still is. The 2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible (Infiniti Performance Line) is a baby step towards a day of reckoning with the BMW M Division, but it's not quite the tire-smoking, tarmac-devouring package that one might expect from the priciest member of the Infiniti G family. Instead, the IPL G Convertible indicates what we might be able to look forward to in the near future from the Japanese luxury automaker.