BMW’s available 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six produces 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque while the top Genesis G70 engine, a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, generates 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. Assuming that Genesis does go ahead with a G70 coupe, we would expect pricing to be slightly below that of the 4 Series Coupe, which starts at just over $45,000 and tops out at almost $59,000.
Both the Germans and the Koreans send their power to the rear and offer optional AWD systems. Naturally, we have to assume that the buying public will largely remain badge snobs, but with BMW M’s former boss Dr. Albert Biermann in charge of R&D at the company, one should never discount the Korean upstart. Come on, Genesis – just do it.