Genesis G70

BMW 3-Series

In the near-luxury compact sports sedan segment of the market, the Genesis G70 and the BMW 3-Series were both designed to beat the competition. Here is a look at some of the features that stand out when the two go head-to-head.

From the design standpoint, the Genesis G70 presents a sporty and sophisticated look. The G70 has a bold and distinctive face, muscular shoulders and a wide, aggressive stance. This modern, premium sport aesthetic is then carried through to the host of sporty details you'll find throughout the car's interior. In contrast, as US News described it, the BMW 3-Series is a "handsome" car with an interior design reminiscent of "understated European elegance." In other words, very nice, but the aesthetic might be considered to be more "sedan" than "sports car."

The Genesis G70 also gives you a lot more of the power that you expect from a sports car. This power differential is especially noticeable when you compare the higher-end models. With the G70 3.3T 3.3 turbo V6 you get the advantage of 365 Horsepower and 376 lb-ft of Torque. Surprisingly, the comparable BMW 340i Gran Turismo 3.0 turbo 6 cylinder only provides 320 Horsepower and 330 lb-ft of Torque. This is a significant difference that you'll notice on the road. Other than that, both cars offer comfortable, agile handling, although the G70's 36.1-foot turning circle is considerably more convenient in parking lots and other situations than the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo's 40.4-foot turning circle.

More comparisons between the Genesis G70 and the BMW 3-Series are detailed in the chart below.

Basic Months6048
Basic Miles60,00060,000
Powertrain Months12048
Powertrain Miles100,00050,000
Scheduled Maintenance Included3 Years/36,000 Miles3 Years/36,000 Miles
Inattentive Driver AlertStandardNot Available
Crash Mitigating BrakesStandardStandard
Airbags: Driver and Passenger FrontStandardStandard
Airbags: Front Side-Impact; Driver Knee; Side-Impact HeadStandardStandard
G70 3.3T 3.3 turbo V6 vs. 340i Gran Turismo 3.0 turbo 6 cyl365 HP/376 lbs-ft torque320 HP/330 lbs-ft torque
Standard Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
Optional Manual TransmissionAvailableAutomatic on the sedan
Four-Wheel Antilock BrakesStandardStandard
Front Rotors12.6 inches (G70 2.0T)12.3 inches (330i)
Rear Rotors12.4 inches (G70 2.0T)11.8 inches (330i)
Standard Wheels18 inch18 inch are available
Turning circle (G70 vs. Gran Turismo)36.1 feet40.4 feet
Head-up DisplayStandardOptional
Heated SeatsOptionalOptional
Air-Conditioned SeatsOptionalNot available
Easy entry system (raises steering wheel & glides driver's seat back)OptionalNot available
Height adjustable front shoulder beltsStandardNot available
Smartphone InterfaceApple Car Play and Google Android AutoApple Car Play