For 2015, the high-performance 3.8-liter, direct-injected V6 engine is standard in all Genesis Coupes. This proven powerplant offers sophisticated engine technologies, with direct-injection and dual continuously variable valve timing.
The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine produces 348 peak horsepower at 6,400 RPM, with peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 5,100 RPM on premium fuel. In addition, Lambda-engine anti-knock technology gives this V6 the versatility to run on regular fuel whenever required. This direct-injected engine will easily propel the Genesis Coupe from zero to 60 mph in the lower five-second range on its way to an impressive 149-mph electronically-limited top speed. The Lambda V6 intake system also employs an intake sound induction pipe into the cabin to ensure this engine’s aural character matches its visceral appeal.
To further broaden the power band, the 3.8-liter engine uses Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual CVVT) and a Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe most efficiently at both low and high RPM. The combination of high-pressure, precisely-metered direct injection with efficient cylinder breathing results in outstanding throttle response and off-the-line acceleration coupled with remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency and features durable, quiet timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.
All these technologies serve to give Genesis Coupe 3.8 an impressive power-to-weight ratio of only 10.1:1, significantly lower than the more expensive Infiniti Q60 and BMW 435i.
2015 Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter Lambda direct-injected DOHC V6 Engine
Genesis Coupe 3.8
Infiniti Q60 Coupe
BMW 435i Coupe
3.0L I6 turbo
HP @ RPM
348* @ 6400
330 @ 7000
300 @ 5800
Torque @ RPM
295* @ 5100
270 @ 5200
300 @ 1300-5000
* Ratings based on Premium Fuel
The V6 engine also features deep, baritone-sounding dual cat-back exhaust to complement efficient breathing on the intake side. To ensure that all this power is evenly distributed to the pavement, Genesis Coupe also offers an available Torsen® limited-slip differential on R-Spec and Ultimate models.