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so I noticed something... The motor in the Cadenza is the same as what's sitting in several other models... So, we should be able to look at options for all the models below. I think it's time to look a little closer at under the hood for me... :)

2012- Hyundai Azera
The 3.3 L G6DH version was introduced with the 2012 Azera. The engine produces 290?294 hp (216?219 kW; 294?298 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 252?255 lb·ft (342?346 N·m) of torque at 5,200 rpm.

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2012-present Hyundai Azera (G6DH)
2012-present Hyundai Genesis (G6DH)
2013-present Hyundai Santa Fe (G6DH)
2015-present Kia Sedona (G6DH)
2014-present Kia Cadenza (G6DH)
2014-present Kia Sorento (G6DH)
 

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Have to imagine that it's tuned differently as well as needing custom kits because of the layout of our engine area (under the hood) compared to the other models. I would also never put something onto it (think ECM tune) that wasn't tested specifically on our car, again, going back to the tuning on our car.
 

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I'm referring to things like Intake and Plugs, not going to bolt on a turbo and strap on my cowboy boots ;)
 

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so I noticed something... The motor in the Cadenza is the same as what's sitting in several other models... So, we should be able to look at options for all the models below. I think it's time to look a little closer at under the hood for me... :)

2012- Hyundai Azera
The 3.3 L G6DH version was introduced with the 2012 Azera. The engine produces 290?294 hp (216?219 kW; 294?298 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 252?255 lb·ft (342?346 N·m) of torque at 5,200 rpm.

Applications:

2012-present Hyundai Azera (G6DH)
2012-present Hyundai Genesis (G6DH)
2013-present Hyundai Santa Fe (G6DH)
2015-present Kia Sedona (G6DH)
2014-present Kia Cadenza (G6DH)
2014-present Kia Sorento (G6DH)
Only thing is that the Genesis version is RWD so the engine sits facing forward not sideways; also I think there's a different transmission on RWD vs. the compact FWD transmission. And Santa Fe G6DH is only for the large SF with 3rd row seating, the Santa Fe sport is 2.0T or 2.4, 4 cylinder.

Sedona is really "stretched" Sorento with sliding doors when you look at them next to each other. I do like the look that they both have, I would call the Sedona the best looking minivan on the market today.
 

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In the kia GT ,concept, the 3.3 V6 is fitted with kia's turbo and puts out 395 hp and 395 lb/ft of torque. That sure would be nice in the cadenza.
I also see the new 2016 optima can be had with the new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission .
 

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The Cadenza is FWD and 395 HP is too much for FWD
Currently the Cadenza has no torque steer and just a little chirping on take off
When RPMs rise it takes off just like a turbo.

The extra power would be pointless - would just cause wear and premature failure of drive components

The existing 6 speed is the smoothest sweetest shifting tranny ever perfectly matched with the 3.3 power curve. Manual shifts are quick and smooth doubt if they will ever have a better set up. More gears means more shifts - I tested a nine speed and after you put your foot in it and then let off it takes many down shifts to find the "normal" gear aside from very low RPM at speed - no advantage. The Cadenza is so quiet cruising at 120kph at around 2000 RPM - no need for taller gearing.
 
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