Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: SW New Hampshire, USA
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The 3.7 is bulletproof. If the power is enough for you, I'd be more comfortable with the 3.7. I can care less about tec or nav etc. So that's not a priority. I use my smartphone for nav anyway.
I wanted easy power from mods so went with the 3.0T Red Sport. Big brakes were important too. Oil cooler and dual water pumps.
MPG seems a tad better with my modified Q50 RS AWD than I had in my 3.7 G37IPL and was VERY happy with my G.
Somethings I liked better in my G37IPL.
The 2012 G37IPL with a STANDARD transmission IMHOis a better base platform. Lighter more nimble, a std, and with a LSD. Better sounding stereo, and a far superior exhaust system.
Underneath you could see better quality. The leather was better, and the backup camera was a LOT better.
It's cost me a lot to "IPL" my Q50, but it's 4000 lbs.
But I wanted AWD and 4 doors so I traded it in for my Q50.
If you want the ease of power mods get the 3.0T. IMHO the 3.7L is a fantastic motor.
I'm dropping another few grand to update my transmission at Level 10 in hopes I will get closer to quicker, more positive shifts. AND the ability to handle the power from the RS500/RS600 mods WHEN AND IF AMS offers them.
Maybe I should have just gotten a GTR instead.
I tell you the Ford GTG Mustang sure looks good. Best bang for the buck in a RWD V8. Maybe I should just stop putting more $ into my Q.
2018 AWD Q50 RS, Graphite Shadow, NO DAS, 255/40 ZR19, Pilot Sport 4S, Stillen rear "Sway Bar" on stiffest, Z1 2 piece front & rear drilled n slotted rotors, AMS HE, Fast Intentions high flo cats, resonated X-pipe + CBE, VS Forged VS02 19"x9" +40 Slate Gray rims (20 lbs), AMS Intake, Z1 LSD, IPL badge, AMS badge, AMS expansion tank. EcuTec remote tune from Seb at Specialty-Z, Z1 HKS BOVs, Carbotech pads, (XP12 front, XP10 rear), SS lines, & DOT 4, Level 10 Torque converter & transmission.