2012 Genesis Coupe
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Genesis Coupe A true rear-drive Sport Coupe for everyday Enthusiasts        Includes Base, Premium, Grand Touring, Track & R-Spec Models
Product Highlights

The 2012 Genesis Coupe continues with no changes from 2011MY.

Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's most dynamic performance car, appealing directly to the true driving enthusiast with excellent rear-wheel driving dynamics, sporty interior design, good value and strong four-cylinder fuel economy.

•  306-horsepower fron enhanced 3.8-liter V6
•  210-horsepower turbo charged, intercooled incline four cylinder achieving 30 MPG highway
•  Uses the same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture developed for the Car of the Year-
   winning Genesis sedan
•  Rear-wheel drive effectively    divides acceleration and    cornering forces
   between front and rear axles
   for maximum performance
   — FWD front tires must
       compromise between
       acceleration and cornering
   — RWD effectively uses all (4) tire contact patches to maximum potential
•  Vehicle mass shifts rearward under hard acceleration, providing additional traction for RWD     vehicles to accelerate without wheelspin
   — FWD cars lose traction under hard acceleration, creating wheelspin and unpleasant
•  RWD provides better dynamic balance toward the ideal 50/50 front-to-rear weight
   — Engine, transmission, driveshaft and rear differential mass move rearward within the
       wheelbase, for more agile cornering response


The Coupe's front view presents a focused, aggressive demeanor

•  High-Intensity Discharge
   (HID) Xenon Headlights
•  Large, aggressive lower
   fascia opening
•  Short overhangs

The Coupe's side profile presents a classic wedge with chiseled detailing

•  Classic wedge appearance
    with sinuous surface detailing
•  Z-shaped bodyside character
•  Unique drop-beltline rear
    window graphic

The Coupe's rear perspective presents muscular quarter panels, staggered-width 19-inch wheels, and dual asymmetrical exhaust tips

•  19-inch gunmetal finish
   staggered alloy wheels
•  Muscular quarter panel
•  Dual chrome asymmetrical
   exhaust tips

Genesis Coupe packaging reveals short overhangs, an extended wheelbase, and short rear deck for a classic sport coupe design profile

Genesis Coupe's front engine/rear drive configuration has inherent aesthetic balance advantages:

• Competitive FWD sporty coupes cannot provide this classic profile
• FF coupe engines are mounted forward of the front axle
   — Enlarges front overhang
   — More utilitarian appearance

18-inch wheel and tire (non-R-Spec/Track models)

• Aluminum alloy
• Euroflange wheel lip
• 18.0 x 7.5 J (front)
• 18.0 x 8.0J (rear)
• 225/45VR18 (front)
• 245/45VR18 (rear)
• All-season tread design/compound
Note: Front & rear wheel/tire size & width are different

19-inch wheel and tire (R-Spec & Track models)

•  Aluminum alloy/gunmetal finish
•  Euroflange wheel lip
•  19 x 8.0J (front)
•  19 x 8.5J (rear)
•  225/40YR19 (front)
•  245/40YR19 (rear)
•  Summer compound - not suitable for snow/icy conditions
Note: Front & rear wheel/tire size & width are different


Key Convenience Technologies

•  Proximity Key or standard
    ignition key (both have
    alarm and remote with panic
•  Bluetooth
•  USB/iPod auxiliary input jack
•  Standard Sirius XM satellite
    radio (90-day free trial XM)
•  Air conditioning
•  Cruise control
•  Tilt and telescoping steering
•  Navigation Standard on 2.0T
   Premium and 3.8 Grand
   Touring /Track models
•  Advanced Infinity®-branded
   360-watt premium audio
   system with 10 speakers, dual-voice coil subwoofer, and speed-adjusting volume control on
   2.0T Premium and 3.8 Grand Touring /Track models
•  Available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights
•  Infinity premium audio on 2.0T Premium and 3.8 Grand Touring /Track models
•  Fully automatic temperature control on 2.0T Premium and 3.8 Grand Touring /Track models
•  Available Shiftronic automatic transmission with Paddle-shift
•  Backup Warning Sensors (3.8 Grand Touring & Track Models)
•  Outside mirror illuminated turn signals (3.8 Grand Touring & Track Models)

Genesis Coupe offers a 6.5" Touchscreen navigation system that integrates vehicle information into one location.


Navigation system features:
•  6.5" Touchscreen with WVGA screen
•  8G USB Memory for mapping software
•  Text-to-speech feature
•  XMM NavTraffic® w/90 day trial
•  Includes the 360-watt Infinity® audio system
•  Single CD player
•  Audio & Climate Control information screens
•  Bluetooth hands-free phone system
•  Bluetooth streaming audio

Product Links

Accessory Brochure   Quick Reference Guide (Includes Sched. Maint.)    Fast Facts    

Coupe Microsite  Coupe Pocket Guide    Bluetooth/Setup/Language Menu Guide   

Video Reference Guide     2013 Genesis Coupe Product Introduction Flyer  


Powertrain - Choose your Technology
•  306-horsepower from enhanced 3.8-liter V6 from Genesis sedan
    —  All-aluminum construction
    —  Dual CVVT, DOHC 24-valve
•  210-horsepower turbocharged, intercooled inline four cylinder
    —  Dual CVVT, DOHC 16-valve
    —  High power density from small displacement
    —  Scalable power potential for tuners

•  High performance transmissions
    —  Close-ratio 6-speed manuals
    —  ZF 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC (3.8 Grand Touring and Track models)
    —  Paddle-shift capability with both SHIFTRONIC transmissions

R-Spec Models in both 2.0T and 3.8 powertrains
R-Spec is a sharply-focused, tuner-ready performance model. R-Spec focuses on providing true track capability while reducing non-essential equipment for cost and weight reduction.

•  R-Spec available in 3 exterior colors - Tsukuba Red, Karussel White and Bathurst Black.
   Additionally, Interlagos Yellow is an exclusive color for 3.8 R-Spec and 3.8 Track models

•  R-Spec adds the following features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels with summer tires (not for use in snow/ice)
  • Brembo® braking system
  • Track-tuned suspension
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Black leather bolster / red cloth insert seats
  • R-Spec badge
  • Front camber adjustment bolt (dealer installation required)
Note: See complete details in 'Compare Trim Level' section

Engine - 306HP 3.8L V6 DOHC w/CVVT
Longitudinal powertrain configuration 3.8L V6
Lamda "RS" engine family
• RS 3800 = "Rear-drive Sport"
   longitudinal Lamda engine variant
• Horsepower: 306 @ 6300 rpm
   (w/Regular Unleaded fuel)
• Torque: 266* lb. ft. @ 4700 rpm
•  17.2 gallon fuel tank size
• Block/head composition: All-aluminum
• Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC) 24-valve
• Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
• Cold air intake system

Engine - 210HP Turbocharged, Intercooled 2.0T

•  Displacement: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged
•  Air-to-air intercooler (front-mounted)
•  Horsepower: 210 @ 6000 rpm
    (w/Regular Unleaded fuel)
•  Torque: 223* lb. ft. @ 2000 rpm
•  17.2 gallon fuel tank size
•  Block/head composition: All-aluminum
•  Compression ratio: 9.4:1
•  DOHC 16-valve w/Dual Continuously Variable
    Valve Timing
•  Cold air intake system


•  Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with
    Traction Control System (TCS)
    —  One-push defeat for competition-oriented
•  Six airbags
    —  Front, front side-impact, and side air curtain

•  Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) with Electronic
    Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
•  Active front head restraints
    —  Anti-whiplash system
•  Seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
•  Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
•  Available HID Headlights and Backup Warning

Product Overview

2012 Genesis Coupe offers both exceptional dynamic performance and powertrain technologies.

Dynamic Performance
•  Rear-wheel drive dynamic balance
•  Brembo braking system
•  5-link independent rear suspension
•  Torsen limited-slip differential
•  Track-tuned sport suspension

Powertrain Technology
•  Accessible 300+ HP powertrain (3.8 model)
   — All-aluminum construction
   — Dual CVVT, DOHC 24-valve
• Flexible, efficient 2.0L intercooled, turbocharged inline-4
   — Dual CVVT, DOHC 16-valve
   — High power density from small displacement
   — Scalable power potential for tuners
• High performance transmissions
   — Close-ratio 6-speed manuals
   — ZF 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® (3.8 model)
       — ZF premium transmission shared with Genesis sedan
       — Paddle-shift capability with both SHIFTRONIC® transmissions

Design Innovation
• Classic, yet innovative exterior design
   — Sports car wedge with "Z"-shaped body character line
• Rear-drive proportions:
   — Short overhangs and long cowl-to-axle distance
• Sinuous, edge surface detailing
• Unique, drop-beltline rear window graphic
   — Enhanced driver and rear passenger visibility
• Large, 19-inch staggered-width alloy wheels with gunmetal finish
• Dual chrome asymmetrical exhaust tips

Advanced Technologies
• Cutting-edge connectivity, infotainment and convenience technologies, including:
   — Bluetooth®, iPod®/USB, Satellite radio, Proximity Key, HID headlights, Infinity® premium
       audio, Fully automatic temperature control, Paddle-shift

Why They Buy

   wedge appearance and advanced consumer convenience technologies is an excellent choice
   for performance and appearance-conscious drivers.

•  EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE & POWERTRAIN - Genesis Coupe's rear-wheel drive layout
    clearly separates it from performance pretenders. Genesis Coupe provides exceptional
    dynamic performance and powertrain technology with 5-link independent rear suspension,
    306 horsepower on the 3.8 model, high performance 6 speed transmissions and paddle-shift

•  WELL BUILT - Advanced comfort and convenience, quality & reliability and backed by
   America's Best Warranty™ and the Hyundai Assurance program.

•  SAFE AND SECURE - Abundant standard safety features including 6 airbags w/side curtain
   airbags, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control System, Anti-Lock Brakes with
   Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Active front head restraints, Tire
   Pressure Monitoring System, and available HID headlights and backup warning system.

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