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Hyundai unveils advanced powertrains

ABR Staff Writer Published 20 October 2011

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the latest powertrain technologies at the 11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference.

The two powertrains that were fully developed in-house are the Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine and Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine.

The Gamma 1.6 T-GDI engine produces a maximum output of 204hp and torque of 27.0kgf.m at 6,000 rpm and 1,750 rpm, respectively, it costs KRW69.5bn ($60.67m), .

The engine uses an exhaust manifold integrated turbocharger with twin scroll, air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT, to maximize fuel efficiency and performance.

The Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine applies new technologies, such as low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation to satisfy the next-generation Euro6 regulations, it delivers a maximum output of 150ps and maximum torque of 39.0kgf.m without sacrificing its eco-friendliness.

As required by new regulations, the Euro6 reduced Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 56%, compared to Euro5.

By introducing the Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, the company is expected to lead the eco-friendly passenger car diesel engine technology field, satisfying the standards more than two years ahead of their implementation.

The automaker has also unveiled its motor-integrated six-speed front wheel drive automatic transmission equipped 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).