When one thinks of luxury small sedans, most will stray towards the German trinity; the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Other models have tried and failed to insert themselves into this triumvirate, but AutoBlog thinks the Genesis G70 could break the three way competition.
What separates the Genesis G70 from other challengers is just comprehensively good the whole packages is. If one didn’t look at the badge, you wouldn’t know it was a Korean made vehicle. On paper, the G70 can easily stand up to its German rivals in both size and performance.
At 184.4 inches long with a wheelbase of 111.6 inches, it has the 3 Series beat. Equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 turbo engine delivering around 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, Genesis’ small sedan can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds before topping out at 167 mph. That’s an additional 40 hp and 52 lb-ft of torque compared to the BMW 340i and the xDrive variant.
One step down is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which has the same power output as the BMW 330i xDrive but with 7 more lb-ft of torque.
Both engine options are offered with rear and all-wheel drive and mechanical limited-slip differentials come standard. Sending power to those wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission, though the 2.0-liter comes with an optional manual gearbox.
The G70 just oozes refinement and there’s even a Dynamics Edition on the horizon.