Hyundai unveils two new powertrains; 1.6-liter Turbo Gasoline and Euro6 2.0 Diesel Engines image

At the 11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, the automaker displayed two new powertrains that were 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 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 meets California’s ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle) standard, known as the most stringent, as well as Euro 5 standards.

According to the automaker, 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 were adopted to enhance engine reliability.

It will be used on a variety of Hyundai and Kia vehicles including of course, the Veloster sports hatch, which should get it first in mid-2012.

Also the company has unveiled the Euro6 R-2.0 diesel engine, aimed to satisfy the next-generation Euro6 regulations. It develops 150hp and a maximum torque of 39.0kgf.m. As required by new regulations, the Euro6 reduced Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 56%, compared to Euro5.

“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 Co. Vice Chairman.

“Hyundai Motor will accelerate its efforts to develop future powertrains that feature high-performance and eco-friendly engines and transmissions.”

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