Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 36 advantages that the BMW 3 Series Coupe has over the Hyundai Genesis Sedan.
|BMW 3 Series Coupe|
|Hyundai Genesis Sedan|
The 3 Series Coupe's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the Genesis Sedan's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|3 Series Coupe 328i 3.0L I6||2750||-|
|3 Series Coupe 328i xDrive 3.0L I6||2750||-|
|3 Series Coupe 335i 3.0L I6||1300||5800|
|3 Series Coupe 335i xDrive 3.0L I6||1300||5800|
|3 Series Coupe 335is 3.0L I6||1500||5900|
|Genesis Sedan 3.8L 3.8L V6||5100||6400|
The standard engines in the 3 Series Coupe have more torque (low-end power) than those in the Genesis Sedan, as detailed by trim and engine below:
|3 Series Coupe 335i 3.0L I6||300 lb-ft|
|3 Series Coupe 335i xDrive 3.0L I6||300 lb-ft|
|3 Series Coupe 335is 3.0L I6||332 lb-ft|
|Genesis Sedan 3.8L 3.8L V6||291 lb-ft|
The 3 Series Coupe 335is, with it's standard engine, has a lower power-to-weight ratio than the Genesis Sedan 3.8L with it's standard engine, 11.2 to 11.5. Power-to-weight ratio illustrates the relationship between curb weight and horsepower (Curb Weight / Horsepower). As a rule, the lower the ratio, the faster the vehicle.
The 3 Series Coupe offers a Standard oil gauge enabling the driver to monitor the engine's oil pressure. An oil gauge is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
Stop and go traffic, towing and driving in hot weather all cause additional stress on you engine, increasing the engine oil temperature, reducing its ability to lubricate, cool and prevent premature component fatigue. The 3 Series Coupe 335is combats these problems by providing a Standard engine oil cooler. Such a cooler is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.Warranty
BMW's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Hyundai's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
|3 Series Coupe||144|
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the 3 Series Coupe is less than the base MSRP on the Genesis Sedan as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|3 Series Coupe 328i||38,700|
|3 Series Coupe 328i xDrive||40,400|
|3 Series Coupe 335i||45,100|
|Genesis Sedan 4.6L||44,500|
|Genesis Sedan 5.0L R-Spec||46,500|
|Genesis Sedan 5.0L||45,500|
Both the 3 Series Coupe and the Genesis Sedan feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The 3 Series Coupe features the following available engine drive types, shown by trim:
|3 Series Coupe||AWD|
Most modern fuel injection systems utilize a high-pressure fuel pump that can empty a vehicle fuel tank if the fuel line is severed as a result of an accident. The 3 Series Coupe features a Standard emergency fuel shutoff device that measures specific G-force impact, disabling power to the fuel pump if there is an accident, significantly reducing the chance of a hazardous fuel spill. This emergency system is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
An anti-theft stereo is offered as a Standard feature on the 3 Series Coupe. This provides a strong theft deterrent, as the radio is disabled and rendered useless when removed from the vehicle. This anti-theft feature is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
The 3 Series Coupe come with an Optional vehicle theft tracking/notification system that can assist authorities to track and pin-point vehicle location in the event of theft. This type of theft tracking system is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
Rear spoilers create additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. You will be more likely to find a rear spoiler on the 3 Series Coupe than on the Genesis Sedan, as shown below:
|3 Series Coupe 328i||Optional|
|3 Series Coupe 328i xDrive||Optional|
|3 Series Coupe 335i||Optional|
|3 Series Coupe 335i xDrive||Optional|
|3 Series Coupe 335is||Standard|
|Genesis Sedan||Not Available|
The 3 Series Coupe has Standard cornering lights, which are activated with the turn signals, to provide additional lighting in the direction the vehicle is turning. These lights are Optional on the Genesis Sedan 3.8L.
The 3 Series Coupe features Optional headlight washers which keep headlight lenses clean and their output high. Headlight washers are Not Available on the Genesis Sedan.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Standard on the 3 Series Coupe but Optional Genesis Sedan 3.8L. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
For improved driving safety in inclement weather, the 3 Series Coupe features Standard windshield wiper activated headlights - a system that automatically activates the parking lights and headlights after the wipers have been turned on. This feature is Not Available on the Genesis Sedan.
The 3 Series Coupe has Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Optional on the Genesis Sedan 3.8L.Capacities
The 3 Series Coupe features a Standard second row folding seat for increased cargo space. A second row folding seat is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
Standard second row fold-down armrests provide a place for the second row passengers to to rest their forearms for added comfort. Second row fold-down armrests are Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.Suspension and Handling
The 3 Series Coupe is shorter than the Genesis Sedan , 181.9 in. vs. 196.3 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The 3 Series Coupe is narrower than the Genesis Sedan, 70.2 in. vs. 74.4 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The lower profile tires (aspect ratio) that come standard on the 3 Series Coupe may provide better handling capability than those on the Genesis Sedan. Details below:
|Tire Aspect Ratio|
|3 Series Coupe 328i||45|
|3 Series Coupe 328i xDrive||45|
|3 Series Coupe 335i||45|
|3 Series Coupe 335i xDrive||45|
|3 Series Coupe 335is||40|
|Genesis Sedan 3.8L||55|
|Genesis Sedan 4.6L||50|
|Genesis Sedan 5.0L||50|
|Genesis Sedan 5.0L R-Spec||45|
The 3 Series Coupe come with Standard self sealing/run flat tires, allowing drivers to continue driving, and reach assistance, in the event of a tire puncture. Self sealing/run flat tires are Not Available on the Genesis Sedan.Advantages
The 3 Series Coupe (335i, 335i xDrive, 335is) has a Standard front power memory seat. This feature allows the driver to store their customized seating position then conveniently activate it when they get into the vehicle. A front power memory seat is Optional in the Genesis Sedan 3.8L.
The 3 Series Coupe (328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335i xDrive) features Standard genuine wood interior trim, made from real wood veneers. Real wood interior trim is Not Available in the Genesis Sedan.
With a Standard power sunroof, a touch of a button is all 3 Series Coupe (335i, 335i xDrive, 335is) owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Genesis Sedan 3.8L as a power sunroof is Optional.
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