2018 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport vs. 2018 BMW 540i

Once referred to as simply Hyundai Genesis, the luxury sedan has evolved with time to become a standalone luxury brand, now going by the brand name Genesis G80 Sport. The Genesis G80 Sport was introduced by Hyundai as an affordable alternative to expensive midsize luxury sedans. This means that midsize luxury sedan shoppers who don’t want to pay more for a BMW should consider buying the new Genesis G80 Sport. Let’s compare the Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport and the BMW 540i to see why the G80 makes a better choice.

Design & Style

The 2018 G80 Sport has been revamped with the latest technology to offer a sportier and quiet ride; something every modern driver looks for in a luxury car. The BMW is known to use high quality materials for the interior finish of their cars which in turn need more maintenance to keep the original sheen. However, the 2018 G80 Sport uses less expensive materials to finish the interior, but these materials are creatively designed to offer a perfect finish that makes the car look more expensive than it actually is. The starting MSRP for the 540i is almost $10,000 more than the G80 Sport. You do not have to pay more for the 2018 540i when you can get similar features in the new and improved 2018 G80 Sport.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to safety features, you will find that almost all safety equipment in the 2018 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport are offered as a standard. Similarly, the 2018 BMW 540i has state of the art tech but buyers have to pay more to get more safety features that are optional. The 2018 G80 Sport offers standard safety features which include lane keep assist/lane departure warning, blind-spot detection, smart cruise control with stop/start and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. All these safety features are optional to the 2018 BMW 540i.


The Genesis G80 standard horsepower is 311 hp while the 540i standard horsepower is 248 hp. The standard torque for the G80 is 293 lb-ft. while the standard torque for the BMW 5 series is 258 lb-ft. The G80’s powerful V6 produces 293 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM. As you can see, the BMW 5 series is a bit shy of the G80’s output meaning that the latter offers more power and efficiency.

The Bottom Line

According to the latest pricing of the two vehicles, the BMW 540i is shockingly expensive compared to the G80 Sport. What’s more, buyers have to pay more to get advanced features in the 540i while the same features are offered as standard in the G80 Sport. When you compare the two cars in terms of performance and value, buying the 2018 Hyundai Genesis G80 Sport makes more financial sense.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.