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2019 Genesis G70: Korea launches an assault on the BMW 3 Series

The 2019 Genesis G70 takes the fight to the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class with stylish sheetmetal, a tech-filled interior and formidable performance capabilities.

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The arrival of the G70 marks the third and final sedan in the Genesis lineup.

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The G70 will take on vehicles like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque serves as the base engine for the Q70.

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The four-cylinder comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations.

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For enthusiasts, the four-cylinder is also available with a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive.

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A 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is also available, making 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is only available with the eight-speed automatic with rear- or all-wheel drive.

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The G70 with the V6 and rear-wheel drive can hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, according to Genesis.

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An optional Sport Package adds an adaptive suspension and 19-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires for improved handling.

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Standard infotainment includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.

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The 2019 Genesis G70 will go on sale in August and begin at around $35,000.

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