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    GenesisYEG is online now Getting familiar with the group... What I drive: Genesis G80 Sport AWD
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by jailer View Post
    To get a taste of what it's like behind this engine...... this is probably the best virtual experience as of right now. This dude is a M3 owner, bmw fanatic and car reviewer. He is in the heavier G90. THE WHOLE vid is pretty damnn good but PAY ATTENTION STARTING 16:40....... when he drives it. He gives good impressions of what it feels like.


    I've had extensive seat time with both engines in the G90 and I actually prefer the 3.3T. The 5.0 definitely sounds better and pulls a little better at high speeds but the 3.3T has a better powerband for daily driving and provides a much greater torque rush down low. I have no doubt in my mind the G80 Sport will be a much more fun and rewarding drive than the G80 5.0 (I will know for sure later this week).
    Currently Driving: 2018 Genesis G80 Sport AWD
    Previous: Genesis G90 5.0 Ultimate AWD, Genesis G80 3.8 Tech AWD, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S


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    balfor is offline Registered Member What I drive: 2G Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    I just drove a G80 sport today on my lunch break, I currently have a '15 3.8 V6. The engine is the star of the show as far as the differences between the base 3.8 motor and the new 3.3t. The turbo engine is smoother, quieter, and just feels a lot more refined compared to the 3.8. I've not driven the 5.0 but I can imagine it is much closer to that level of refinement. I really liked the powertrain feel, the trans has also definitely been re-worked and now shifts faster and generally feels more seamless.

    I also really like the interior and exterior design changes. They are not huge changes, but taken all together it is a nice update to the car. It just looks even better and builds on the already good style of the G80. The headliner and upgraded finishes are a nice touch, I liked the carbon fiber trim too. I also loved the electronic shifter, some people complain about these but I found it easier and just works better--simply press a button for park for instance.

    I was most interested in the handling and unfortunately was not able to tell a big difference during my test drive which surprised me a bit. The suspension is a bit stiffer and cornering was flatter, but it was not dramatic in normal mode. In sport mode of course the suspension stiffens up so that was nice. The steering felt about the same between my car and the sport as far as feel, perhaps just a bit of different weighting to the steering wheel.

    Overall a very nice update and I was extremely impressed with the new powertrain, it was better than I thought it would be going in. Now how to end my lease early and get one....LOL!

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    Midwestuser1 is offline Registered Member What I drive: Genesis 3.8 V6 Sedan
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by balfor View Post
    I just drove a G80 sport today on my lunch break, I currently have a '15 3.8 V6. The engine is the star of the show as far as the differences between the base 3.8 motor and the new 3.3t. The turbo engine is smoother, quieter, and just feels a lot more refined compared to the 3.8. I've not driven the 5.0 but I can imagine it is much closer to that level of refinement. I really liked the powertrain feel, the trans has also definitely been re-worked and now shifts faster and generally feels more seamless.

    I also really like the interior and exterior design changes. They are not huge changes, but taken all together it is a nice update to the car. It just looks even better and builds on the already good style of the G80. The headliner and upgraded finishes are a nice touch, I liked the carbon fiber trim too. I also loved the electronic shifter, some people complain about these but I found it easier and just works better--simply press a button for park for instance.

    I was most interested in the handling and unfortunately was not able to tell a big difference during my test drive which surprised me a bit. The suspension is a bit stiffer and cornering was flatter, but it was not dramatic in normal mode. In sport mode of course the suspension stiffens up so that was nice. The steering felt about the same between my car and the sport as far as feel, perhaps just a bit of different weighting to the steering wheel.

    Overall a very nice update and I was extremely impressed with the new powertrain, it was better than I thought it would be going in. Now how to end my lease early and get one....LOL!
    Hi Balfor! I have the 2015 3.8 AWD Ultimate. Once you are within 3-4 month of your lease term ending you'll get a "pull ahead" program offer. I just got it and my lease end Sept. 1st 2017. The pull ahead program covers the last 3 payments (i.e. waives them), waives the $400 disposition fee. Thus you can get into a new one 3 months early.

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    Florida Alan is offline Registered Member What I drive: 2018 G80 3.3T Sport
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Bought a Sport yesterday, and pick it up tomorrow after the windows have been tinted.

    Traded: 2015 Genesis 3.8 sedan - Empire State Gray
    All 3 option packages
    For: 2018 Polar Ice G80 3.3T Sport


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    armen212 is offline Supporting Member What I drive: G80 Sport polar ice
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Glad to say I can join you buddy. I picked mine up today polar ice rwd for 629 a month with 2k drive off. 36/10k

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    leggy is offline Been here awhile... What I drive: Genesis/Equus In His/Her Dreams (Doesn't own one yet)
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

    Quote Originally Posted by armen212 View Post
    Glad to say I can join you buddy. I picked mine up today polar ice rwd for 629 a month with 2k drive off. 36/10k
    Congrats Armen, which dealer you got it from?

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    armen212 is offline Supporting Member What I drive: G80 Sport polar ice
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    Default Re: Made the jump. G80 Sport

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    puente hills, city of industry i believe. I think i got a good deal but cant say for sure until i see what more people pay lol.

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