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Hyundai Motor Group announces two new engines

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25th October, 2011

Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled two innovative engines at the company’s annual powertrain conference held in Korea. The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine and Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine represent the latest innovations to come from Hyundai’s in-house powertrain development programme.

The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine, which was developed over a period of 52 months and cost approximately AUD$58.9 million (69.5 billion won), achieves the best performance figures in its tough and competitive class. Meeting California’s stringent ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) as well as Euro5 standards, the engine also outperforms its rivals, boasting a maximum output of 194.9 kW and torque of 264.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm and 1,750 rpm, respectively.

In order to maximise fuel efficiency and performance, the Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine uses an exhaust manifold integrated turbocharger with twin scroll, air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT, while a bed plate and a serpentine auxiliary belt enhance engine reliability.

The Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine applies low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation amongst other technologies and delivers world-class performance with a maximum output of 110.3 kW and maximum torque of 382.5 Nm.

Euro6 reduced Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 56 per cent, compared to Euro5. By introducing the Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, Hyundai Motor may lead the eco-friendly passenger car diesel engine technology field, satisfying the standards more than two years ahead of their implementation.

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“Due to stricter environmental regulations and policies that vary from nation to nation, competition in the development of powertrains and other core technologies is intensifying,” said Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai Motor Company Vice Chairman. “Hyundai Motor will accelerate its efforts to develop future powertrains that feature high-performance and eco-friendly engines and transmissions.”

Hyundai Motor Group also displayed its motor-integrated six-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission, as well as the petrol Theta T-GDI engine, petrol Kappa bi-fuel engine, diesel R-2.2 2-stage turbo-charger and the six-speed double clutch (DCT).

Hyundai Motor Group’s annual powertrain conference is designed to offer industry experts an opportunity to discuss next-generation powertrain development directions and share innovative technologies, in response to tougher environmental policies worldwide.

Some 1,000 world-class powertrain experts and academics attended the conference to view Hyundai Motor Group’s latest powertrain technologies and discuss industry trends. Participants included representatives from Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Magna Powertrain and Denso.


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