BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-08-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
1ster
Large Member
1ster's Avatar
25
Rep
939
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2007

iTrader: (0)

Hyundai RWD Coupe Revealed

According to the info given, the Coupe would have two engine options, a 2.0L turbo with 215HP and 217 ft-lbs of torque, or a 3.8LV6 with 300HP and 280 ft-lbs. Prices were given as $19,900 for the 4 or $25,900 for the V6. While we have good reason to believe there will be a genuine V8 in the engine bay when we see the car in LA next week, this event was held back in June and changes could have been made since that time.

Remember, kids, this one is RWD. Looks pretty good, if you ask me. The price and likely performance are remniscent of the old Nissan 240SX coupes. Nothing wrong with that. We need more affordable RWD coupes on the market.



Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
GreenMonster
Private First Class
1
Rep
150
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Jun 2007

iTrader: (0)

More pics here:

http://www.acurazine.com/forums/show...&page=13&pp=25

Quote:
Some initial reported specs....

- 2.0 Liter Turbo will have 215HP 217TRQ. Price starting at $19,900.

- 3.8 Liter V6 will have 300HP and 280 TRQ. Price starting at $25,900.

Features:

Ipod integration in center console.
Bluetooth w/ stock head deck.
Sunroof.
Limited slip.

Marketing will tell if it:
MIGHT have Brembo brake upgrades.
MIGHT have its own badge. (Tuscani for example)
It keeps the LED turn signals on the side mirrors.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
NJKSC27
automobile aficionado
19
Rep
1,021
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Sep 2007

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to NJKSC27
acurazine! my old stomping grounds!!
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
Brandon26pdx
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
20
Rep
1,938
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR

iTrader: (1)

Dammit! how did I miss this till now?
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 05:20 PM   #5
WolfsburgerMitFries
Lieutenant
WolfsburgerMitFries's Avatar
6
Rep
445
Posts

Drives: BMW 3er
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lexington, KY

iTrader: (0)

This has the potential to be a modern Mitsubishi Starion/Conquest TSi. And that's a market niche that has been vacant for far too long. Hyundai is going to clean up and sell a crapload of these cars. I don't understand why its taken so song for the Pacific rim to come up with a car like this.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
Khobin~
First Lieutenant
Khobin~'s Avatar
3
Rep
312
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2007

iTrader: (0)

I'm impressed with Hyundai for that...

But why did they have to make it look like a Pontiac G6(side view)?...
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 05:52 PM   #7
ibeam81
Captain
United_States
10
Rep
709
Posts

Drives: Acura TL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Germantown, MD

iTrader: (0)

I'm not exactly a fan of Hyundai, but it does make the Mustang seem rather plain looking.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #8
atr_hugo
No longer moderate
atr_hugo's Avatar
No_Country
78
Rep
4,247
Posts

Drives: SWB 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -

iTrader: (0)

The 3.8L V6 is pretty good also - pressure cast aluminum block, 6-bolt main caps (4 vertical, 2 horizontal), & forged crank. Hot rodders dream.

Yeah and the Mustang looks to be the segment they want to pick on - seems that Mustang sales are good enough that everyone wants a piece of that action.
Appreciate 0
      11-08-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
Brandon26pdx
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
20
Rep
1,938
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR

iTrader: (1)

Whether or not it will be available with the right features will determine how seriously I look at one of these. If I can't get one with Bluetooth/nav/Xenons/LSD/6 speed/Brembos then it's not going to seem like a very legit alternative to the G37 and 350Z, which is where I think it should be competing.
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2007, 09:03 PM   #10
BForbes
Moderator
BForbes's Avatar
Bahamas
170
Rep
4,243
Posts

Drives: BSM 135i/AW E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (0)

I dont like it. It copies waay to much from the other Japanese carmakers. Hmmm....like LEXUS AND INFINITI
__________________
- 04 Honda S2000(gone)
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2007, 09:28 PM   #11
~AJ
Private First Class
2
Rep
184
Posts

Drives: None
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

I like it. Especially for the price.

Too bad Toyota won't sell an IS350 coupe.

Instead, Hyundai will do it for them, with a possible V8 under the hood. And for less money.

Good for Hyundai.

-AJ
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2007, 09:35 PM   #12
BForbes
Moderator
BForbes's Avatar
Bahamas
170
Rep
4,243
Posts

Drives: BSM 135i/AW E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ~ View Post
I like it. Especially for the price.

Too bad Toyota won't sell an IS350 coupe.

Instead, Hyundai will do it for them, with a possible V8 under the hood. And for less money.

Good for Hyundai.

-AJ
I read today that there will be no V8. There reserving it for the Genesis sedan.
__________________
- 04 Honda S2000(gone)
Appreciate 0
      11-09-2007, 09:54 PM   #13
~AJ
Private First Class
2
Rep
184
Posts

Drives: None
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

^bummer. Woulda, coulda, shoulda!
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2007, 01:03 AM   #14
ibeam81
Captain
United_States
10
Rep
709
Posts

Drives: Acura TL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Germantown, MD

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by onehots2k View Post
I dont like it. It copies waay to much from the other Japanese carmakers. Hmmm....like LEXUS AND INFINITI
That's one of my main issues with Hyundai. They are very derivative in their stying, although on the plus side they do tend to copy from the best. I guess that it would really be bad if they copying Yugos.

I'm also a little underwhelmed with their engine technology. Hyundai's answer for more power seems to normally rely on increases in displacement as opposed to say BMW's or Honda's approach of using more advanced technologies such as turbos, direct injection, and variable valve timing.

In the end though Hyundai does make the market more competitive and who knows, but I might buy one yet. :wink:
Appreciate 0
      11-15-2007, 12:06 PM   #15
atr_hugo
No longer moderate
atr_hugo's Avatar
No_Country
78
Rep
4,247
Posts

Drives: SWB 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -

iTrader: (0)

More info on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe here from AutoWeek:

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...8/newsletter01
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #16
imported_Will_325i
New Member
0
Rep
9
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Nov 2007

iTrader: (0)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe for 2009

What do you guys think of this upcoming car?

I will have a choice of 3 engines: Turbo 4, V6, and V8.

Supposedly Hyunday wants to have the most affordable 300 horsepower RWD 4 seat car in America.
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2008, 08:35 PM   #17
3toM
Lieutenant
8
Rep
508
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i EB Msport
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Don't know too much about it. I owned a Santa Fe years ago, actually was a decent car, especially for the price. Reliable.
Appreciate 0
      04-07-2008, 09:36 PM   #18
ptan55
Private First Class
Canada
1
Rep
105
Posts

Drives: 2011 BMW F10 535i M Package
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 535i  [0.00]
Here are some pics of the Genesis from the New York Auto Show



__________________
2011 BMW F10 535i w/M-pkg Jet Black 6-speed manual transmission.
Appreciate 0
      04-08-2008, 06:56 AM   #19
atr_hugo
No longer moderate
atr_hugo's Avatar
No_Country
78
Rep
4,247
Posts

Drives: SWB 335i
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -

iTrader: (0)

OK - rather than bump the old Hyundai Coupe thread, I merged it into the new one.
Appreciate 0
      04-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #20
Brandon26pdx
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
20
Rep
1,938
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR

iTrader: (1)

It's looking good on paper. 306 hp out of the V6 and something like 220 hp out of the 2.0 turbo.

The turbo-4 would be the tuner's dream. I'll bet 400 rwhp wouldn't be particularly hard or expensive with one of those...enough to outrun a Dinan flashed 135i. (Not that I don't still want the BMW of course).
Appreciate 0
      04-08-2008, 02:10 PM   #21
Nixon
Banned
22
Rep
1,396
Posts

Drives: :
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :

iTrader: (0)

One of the interesting things I've noticed in most of the press releases about the Genesis 4-door and 2-door cars is HP numbers for both premium and regular gas. So Hyundai clearly has figured out how to optimize to different octane ratings. I wish that would become an industry standard.

If I'm on a long road trip, I could care less about high performance. I'd rather just fill up with regular octane when I'm stuck crossing Nebraska in a straight line with the cruise control set to 79.5 mph.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2008, 04:16 PM   #22
imported_Monza
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives:
Join Date: Nov 2007

iTrader: (0)

More info an pics of the Hyundai Genesis. Does anyone view this as a competitor?

http://www.leftlanenews.com/hyundai-genesis-coupe.html
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST