Though it's largely unchanged for the 2012 model year, there are a few new tweaks and twists to the Hyundai Genesis Sedan, along with a new slate of pricing info, released today. The good news is that it's pretty easy to get into a base V-6 model, which starts at just $34,200.

That's right in the neighborhood of an entry-level BMW 3-Series or Mercedes C-Class--but for a large luxury sedan. Step up to the 4.6-liter V-8 and the price of entry jumps considerably, however, to $44,500--though still in the range of the upper tiers of the 3-Series and C-Class, nipping at the heels of the entry-level 5-Series and E-Class. Despite the highly competitive pricing, the newly announced numbers constitute increase of about 3.5 percent across the board.

Make the final leap to the 5.0-liter V-8 found in the new R-Spec Genesis Sedan and the price starts at $46,500, still well within reason, especially considering the engine's stout 429-horsepower rating and 376 pound-feet of torque. As the R-Spec moniker indicates, the top-end sedan (pictured) also gets a range of unique aesthetic tweaks.

Follow the jump for the full details on the updates to the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan range.