The Genesis G70 sports sedan is almost here, and we can't wait to drive it. By all accounts, it's a performance sedan that the likes of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes should be worried about. It's not meant to go after the BMW 3-Series as much as it is trying to make a name for itself in the performance sedan category.

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Though its general shape is very BMW, it does have its own unique styling elements. 

It's a first sports sedan execution for the Korean luxury brand, and it's got all the makings of greatness. That being said, the high performance N version isn't far behind, and that's very good news. Here are five great reasons to buy this beast from the Far East.

1. It's Dressed to Kill

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In the sports sedan, it's hard to come across as original, but the G70 pulls it off by using unique design elements like the chevron fender vent, the twin bar LED driving lights, and its large and wide mesh grille. It does an excellent job of toeing the line between daring and conservative, and the result is a car that looks attractive from just about every angle. We love the fact that it's not trying to copy anyone, nor does it come off as strange. With dark trim and wheels, the G70 looks pretty sinister.

2.  The Performance is Real

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Everyone who's had the chance to helm the G70 says its a car to be reckoned with, especially with the 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. It'll hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds at top out at an astounding 167-mph.

The fact that the G70 shares its platform with the Kia Stinger GT means this thing is taut and composed. The rack-mounted electrically assisted steering is crisp and accurate, too. The car also comes with multi-link rear suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, launch control, and torque vectoring. Rather than just being a looker, the G70 is meant to thrill the driving senses, and we can totally get behind that.

3. The G70 Has Available All-Wheel Drive

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Not everyone wants to drive a rear-wheel drive sedan, especially if you happen to live in cold climates when things can get slippery (we enthusiasts happen to love RWD). Good thing the G70 can easily be optioned out with HTRAC All-Wheel Drive, and that's not just in the top 3.3T trim but also the base 2.0T engine. Combined with a limited-slip diff and the performance torque vectoring, there's zero compromise when it comes to performance, and you can rest assured when the snow hits. 

4. The Interior is Opulent and Sportyg70 interior

It's a tough segment to compete in when it comes to luxury sedan interiors for cars that have a sporting nature. Manufacturers like BMW, Audi, and Lexus can't just make an interior that's cossetting or one that's purely sporty. They have to do both, but that's no easy feat to pull off. The G70 does it with excellence.

Ths sport bucket seats have diamond quilted leather, and the interior trim is all high quality and well-executed. The fat steering wheel and analog gauges are pure performance, and everything's laid out for spirited driving. Genesis really did think of everything, and the G70's interior is meant for both comfort and excitement.

5. It Comes With a Stick Shift!

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When everyone else is doing away with manual transmission, including BMW, Genesis still cares about those who want to rope their own gears. In a seemingly countercultural move, Genesis proves that they want to cater to the small proportion of drivers who still want three pedals (including us). The six-speed manual can be had on the nimble 2.0T G70, and its shorter throws are wonderful. We're just glad a brand new model gets an old-school skills tool. 

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