Hyundai Motor Group is showcasing at the11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference two new powertrains fully developed in-house: the Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine and Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine.
The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine, which was developed over a period of 52 months and cost 69.5 billion won (US$61.3 million), delivers a maximum output of 204 hp (152 kW) and torque of 27.0 kgf·m (265 N·m, 195 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm and 1,750 rpm, respectively. With reduced engine-out emissions, the engine meets California’s ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) standard and Euro 5 standards.
In order to maximize fuel efficiency and performance, the 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 were adopted to enhance engine reliability.
The Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, applies technologies such as low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation to meet coming Euro6 specifications, was also introduced during the conference. The new diesel delivers maximum output of 150 ps (148 hp, 110 kW) and maximum torque of 39.0 kgf·m (382 N·m, 282 lb-ft).
The Euro6 standard reduces NOx emissions by 56%, compared to Euro5 Hyundai noted. By introducing the Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, Hyundai Motor says it is shooting to lead the passenger car diesel engine technology field, satisfying the standards more than two years ahead of their implementation.
Hyundai Motor also displayed its motor-integrated six-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission used in the Sonata Hybrid, as well as the gasoline Theta T-GDI engine, gasoline Kappa bi-fuel engine, diesel R-2.2 2 stage turbo-charger and the six-speed double clutch (DCT).