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Just curious if anyone who has the AWD has seen how it performs on icy surfaces for starts or just suburbian driving. We haven't had any weather here in CO for anyone to test it down outside of the high mountains.

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It'll work well. It's the ATESSA system also in the GT-R.
not exactly the same. Attesa ets pro is in the gtr. the difference is that it could split the power between right and left, and there is an lsd. it s closer to the tl shawd .

when i had a g37x it was good, but because it is not always on it s less good than acura or subaru or audi. but more fun because the rear can slide
 

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Yes.

I had a chance to use it in light snow/slushy/icy conditions earlier in the week. I found it worked quite well. I deliberately tried to spin the wheels and get the car to wag its tail. The awd system kicked in quickly and straightened the car out without drama. It exhibited pretty decent traction in semi icy conditions. It was a lot more stable than I expected it to be with run flat all season tires. I had the car in Snow mode.
 

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not exactly the same. Attesa ets pro is in the gtr. the difference is that it could split the power between right and left, and there is an lsd. it s closer to the tl shawd .

when i had a g37x it was good, but because it is not always on it s less good than acura or subaru or audi. but more fun because the rear can slide

Look it up are speak to your dealership. It's the ATESSA system also in the GT-R.
 

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We got the most evil combination of winter weather in Edmonton Friday night and Saturday: rain and temps just above freezing turned rapidly to well below freezing with strong winds and heavy snow. The nice layer of ice on the roads was quickly covered by about 6-10" of snow. With the Q in snow mode and Hakka R2 snow tires, the car is very easy to control when accelerating with minimal wheel spin and nice, even acceleration.

Snow mode dulls the throttle response so you don't put too much torque down too soon and it really works. Same as on the G37x. It also splits the torque 50/50 on starting up so the rear end doesn't yaw from side to side as it would otherwise in standard or sport modes with the initial torque being more rear-biased in those modes. If you have the opportunity to try it out, don't be afraid to compare the various modes and see for yourself.

I am utterly satisfied with the abilities of this car under horrific traction conditions. I should add that the heated steering wheel, multi-level heat control on the seats and very effective climate control system add to the positive winter driving experience. I know that many of you will never experience the severe cold-weather abilities of this vehicle and you should count your lucky stars but know that it is an extremely capable ride if the need ever arises.
 

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So I don't have a Q50 or even an AWD car right now (I have a 2012 G37S Sedan). However, I did own an 09 G37xS. To me the AWD was kind of meh.

Its a RWD unless it slips. Then sends power up front. It was always contested on the G Boards about the Snow button or now in the Q50's case, the snow drive mode selector. Yes snow mode deaden's the power. However, nobody can ever really provide documentation that the car ALSO starts in 50/50 torque split.

Cars like Audi and Subaru have a constant torque split in their AWD systems. The G/Q does not. Those cars seem to inspire better snow driving.

I played with my G a ton in the snow (I live in Buffalo). In snow mode with heavy throttle the back end kicked out until it realized the slip and then sent more power up front. Had it started in 50/50 I would be able to pull away with MUCH less slip.

Mike S.
 

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Another unique feature of the G35 AWD system design is the addition of a Snow-Mode function, which reduces throttle sensitivity and fixes initial torque distribution at 50:50, helping avoid wheel spin for smooth starts on snowy roads. At speeds above 12 miles per hour, the Snow-Mode function allows the central computer processing system to take over again, continually monitoring traction conditions and changing the torque distribution as needed.

another proof,

http://infinitinews.com/en-US/infin...6-6e48-4f61-97fb-0ae800dca122?query=snow+mode

The ATTESA E-TS™ (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel drive system utilized on the FX45 and FX35 AWD uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically transfers optimum torque to the wheels according to road and driving conditions. It provides outstanding cornering capability due to optimum torque distribution for front and rear (50:50 up to 0:100). The system also provides high starting traction performance and smooth, stable acceleration, especially in snow-covered or off-road situations with the 50:50 torque split at standing start.
 

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So I don't have a Q50 or even an AWD car right now (I have a 2012 G37S Sedan). However, I did own an 09 G37xS. To me the AWD was kind of meh.

Its a RWD unless it slips. Then sends power up front. It was always contested on the G Boards about the Snow button or now in the Q50's case, the snow drive mode selector. Yes snow mode deaden's the power. However, nobody can ever really provide documentation that the car ALSO starts in 50/50 torque split.

Cars like Audi and Subaru have a constant torque split in their AWD systems. The G/Q does not. Those cars seem to inspire better snow driving.

I played with my G a ton in the snow (I live in Buffalo). In snow mode with heavy throttle the back end kicked out until it realized the slip and then sent more power up front. Had it started in 50/50 I would be able to pull away with MUCH less slip.

Mike S.
True the Infiniti AWD probably isn't the best snow AWD like Quattro or Subaru but I will take the rear wheel drive performance over snow ability.

Even in the Northeast, snow is really only an issue from December to March at best. The rest of the year, you are snow free and can enjoy rear wheel drive dynamics.
 
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