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Hyundai Genesis (BH) Sedan (2008-2013)

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Product Overview

Hyundai Genesis (chassis code BH) is an executive sedan in production from 2008 to 2013. It was available with a range of V6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.3 to 4.6 liters.
One of the key models that led to Hyundai's current success, the original Genesis borrowed a lot of styling cues from successful competitors. One could almost see shadows of the S190 Lexus GS from the front and the E60 BMW 5 Series from the back.
Interestingly, Hyundai even mixed 6-speed automatic transmissions from Aisin (for V6 models) and ZF (for the V8), just as the GS and the 5 Series did respectively.
Still, the BH Genesis used Hyundai's own all-petrol engine lineup with no forced induction. At launch, Hyundai had 3.3L, 3.8L, and 4.6L port-injected engines. They were joined by 3.3L, 3.8L, and 5.0L direct-injected engines during the production run.
From 2012, a home-grown 8-speed automatic became standard.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Hyundai Genesis comes with double-wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear. Combined with RWD, this setup provides one of the best handling characteristics and tuning capabilities.

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What we found**

Neo score 57% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great suspension setup
  • Sweet all NA engine options
  • Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Hyundai continued to improve the build quality and fit & finish
Cons
  • Questionable front-end design

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Specifications

3.33.84.6

Capacity

Cargo Capacity450 L / 15.9 cu-ft ~ 1700 L / 60.0 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft ~ 1700 L / 60.0 cu-ft510 L / 18.0 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity73.0 L / 19.3 gal73.0 L / 19.3 gal77.0 L / 20.3 gal
Passengers5
Payload475 kg / 1047 lbs475 kg / 1047 lbs500 kg / 1102 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discsVentilated discsDisc
Brakes | RearDisc
Suspension | FrontMulti-link
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size225/55 R17225/55 R17235/50 R18

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1480 mm / 58.3 in
Size | Length4975 mm / 195.9 in
Size | Width1890 mm / 74.4 in1863 mm / 73.3 in1890 mm / 74.4 in
Track Width | Front1619.0 mm / 63.7 in1575.0 mm / 62.0 in1604.0 mm / 63.1 in
Track Width | Rear1635.0 mm / 64.4 in1580.0 mm / 62.2 in1620.0 mm / 63.8 in
Weight1805.0 kg / 3979.3 lbs1700.0 kg / 3747.9 lbs1820.0 kg / 4012.4 lbs
Wheelbase2935 mm / 115.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h8.0 sec7.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph7.6 sec7.2 sec
Fuel Economy10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (urban)10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (urban)13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (urban) | 9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (highway)
Top Speed210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel driveFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
EngineTAU
Engine | Bore96.0 mm / 3.8 in96.0 mm / 3.8 in92.0 mm / 3.6 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.4:1
Engine | Displacement3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc4.6 L / 282.4 cu-in / 4627.0 cc
Engine | Power262.0 hp / 195.4 kW @ 6200 rpm290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm373.0 hp / 278.1 kW @ 6500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output78.4 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in76.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in80.6 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke87.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque322 Nm / 237.5 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm358 Nm / 264.0 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm439 Nm / 323.8 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2008 ~ 2013

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