The all new 2021 Genesis G80 sedan broke cowl earlier this yr, and it immediately caught our eye. Its new face, swooping roofline, and total attractiveness made a glowing first impression. After all, what’s beneath the fabulous sheetmetal issues too, and right this moment we lastly know what sort of gasoline economic system the all-new mid-size luxurious sedan will provide.
Two engine selections might be on provide when the brand new G80 lastly reaches U.S. shores. Despite the fact that energy figures are nonetheless below wraps, the EPA-estimated gasoline economic system offers us our first good concept of how the latest entrant within the luxury mid-size sedan segment will stack up in opposition to its competitors. Each engines will include an eight-speed automated gearbox as the one transmission choice. The smaller engine is a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder that returns 23 mpg metropolis, 32 mpg freeway, and 28 mpg mixed within the rear-drive G80. Choosing all-wheel drive with the turbo 4 drops these figures to 22/30/25 mpg. In case you have been questioning, the ’21 four-cylinder G80’s figures higher these of the outdated G80’s entry-level V-6, a non-turbo 3.8-liter unit by a number of miles per gallon in each rear- and all-wheel-drive kinds.
The bigger engine is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 that will get 19/27/22 mpg (metropolis/freeway/mixed) when paired with rear-wheel drive and 18/26/21 mpg if energy is being despatched to all 4 wheels. Tellingly, the outdated G80 was supplied with a barely smaller, 3.3-liter turbocharged V-6., and regardless of the brand new six-cylinder’s further capability, it’s nonetheless extra environment friendly than its smaller predecessor when put in within the 2021 G80.
What in regards to the G80’s extra modern competitors? Nicely, the present BMW 5-series gives a plethora of engine choices together with a 2.0-liter turbo 4 that nets 25/33/28 mpg (metropolis/freeway/mixed) when powering the rear wheels. That is barely higher than the G80’s four-cylinder, rear-drive providing. BMW’s six-cylinder providing additionally will get higher MPG than its Genesis equal, returning 22/30/25 mpg.
Nevertheless, the G80’s four-cylinder numbers are precisely the identical because the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class’s and just one mpg down on the Audi A6’s. The six-cylinder Audi and Mercedes variants are higher at sipping gasoline than the G80’s V-6. Gasoline economic system alone just isn’t what makes an important automotive, in fact, so whereas the G80 falls barely behind the phase’s heavy hitters, we won’t wait to get our fingers on one to see every other areas through which it might actually convey the battle to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes.