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YouTubers Drive Electrified Genesis G80, Claim It Could Be Better Than the BMW i4

Genesis got a lot of what the car community was wishing by heart with the Electrified G80. “Convert existing ICE models into electric without changing the looks into futuristic EV styling.” The Electrified G80 sedan is a close clone to the existing 2022 G80 3.5T Sport. Its new electrified nature is a welcome addition to an already worthwhile package. Jakub and Yuri of TheStraightpipes got to review the new Electrified Genesis G80 Sedan.
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Let’s face it. No one enjoys rapid shifts when it comes to changing their cars. Most people value progressive change, which is why a whole new community of ICE to EV conversions is mushrooming. It’s not about being cheap, but some people would rather have their old beaters running electric than spend $60,000 on a futuristic-looking car.

The G80’s electric version has much to gain than lose from the conversion. For instance, it makes ten horsepower less than the gas-powered G80 but hundreds of more torque. According to the manufacturer, it is still nearly 600 pounds (272 Kilograms) heavier than its ICE sibling but benefits from additional engineering and chassis stiffness.

Jakub admits he enjoys his time inside the Electrified G80 more than in the BMW i4. He argues that, even though he loves the i4’s sporty nature, Genesis did everything right with the G80, from the infotainment system to the overall range.

The Electrified Genesis G80 doesn’t come with a frunk, and instead of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, you get an 87.2-kWh battery. It’s also exclusively available with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. Combined, the Electrified G80 makes 365 hp (370 ps) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque compared to the gas-powered model's 375 hp (380 ps) and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque.

According to Genesis, the Electrified G80 can sprint from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.9-seconds, which is 0.2-seconds slower than the gas-powered G80. They also insist it will take 22 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. But there’s a disclaimer. It needs to be at 10% to take 22 minutes.

I would take this, I think, over everything so far, even the Mercedes EQS, because that was just so confusing to drive,” Jakub confessed.

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