|The i-Mode concept.|
At the Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai Motor Co. is introducing the HED-5 “i-Mode” concept. The 6-seater monocab study incorporates a new 2.2-liter two-stage turbocharged diesel engine that is planned for production in the first half of 2011 and lighter weight high-tech materials to reduce fuel consumption.
The engine in the i-Mode is an all-new 2.2-liter R diesel which first passes intake through a low-pressure turbocharger from which it is forced into a high-pressure turbocharger to deliver maximized boosts. The R engine delivers 158 kW (212 hp) of power and 461 Nm (340 lb-ft) peak torque respectively, for a power density in excess of 70 kW/L.
|The new R diesel.||The two-stage turbocharger.|
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The R Engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox providing a smoother drive. Higher EGR capacity with stable combustion characteristics at high engine loads reduces NOx and PM emissions. The R engine is targeted to meet Euro 5 and 6 exhaust emissions standards.
The standard single turbocharged R engine will be launched in early 2009 followed by the two stage turbocharged version in the first half of 2011.
By working together with the partners Bayer MaterialScience AG, Keiper and LG Electronics, Hyundai is continuing a cross-industry co-operation to drive new technologies faster to market. The co-operation with Bayer MaterialScience enabled the complex curvature and radical design departures of the HED-5 innovations to be implemented more quickly. The materials used are lighter and more adaptable than the metal and glass they replace. This, in combination with a light weight body construction, reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Self-healing water-based bodywork finishes from Bayer let minor scratches disappear. The i-Mode is the first vehicle to feature the new “BayVision” glazing system and Collimator headlight lenses made from Makrolon polycarbonate, permitting new headlight designs using LED technology.