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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.
 

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The Genesis70 will most likely sell well, though it may not be able to draw in buyers from the three other German brands because some are just loyal to the badge and not particularly the car. Same with Lexus and its loyal followers, but the G70 can definitely compete with other brands or draw in those who aren't stuck to one brand only.
 

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Its more like watch out Lexus and car makers on a similar level because that's what the G70 has a better chance at. The Germans have a lot going for them which is beyond what Genesis or any Japanese car maker can do.
 

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Maybe Genesis will have a better foothold against the big three with a performance two door model, something like a halo car. Right now it has the luxury portion down.
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I see a huge potential in the brand. The design is in my opinion excellent if not class leading (thanks to its bentley educated designers). Price is really well laid. The only thing I am concerned about is the ride quality, which is something I've yet to judge about.
 

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I see a huge potential in the brand. The design is in my opinion excellent if not class leading (thanks to its bentley educated designers). Price is really well laid. The only thing I am concerned about is the ride quality, which is something I've yet to judge about.
The most convincing was the concept that went a long way to set the stage for its success. The only thing they have to do now is include more of the concept. But for that level of more, we will have to wait for a higher end trim.
 

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Other brands better be wary of what Genesis can produce because the brand snapped up Fayez Abdul Rahman, the guy behind BMW's 7-Series, X models and high-performance M-brand vehicles. Now he's the vice president of Genesis architecture development.
 
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