Hyundai creates new generation eco-engines
Hyundai showcased two new turbocharged petrol direct injected (T-GDI) engines at the Paris Motor Show 2014.
Both 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre engines, which are part of a new generation of engines from the Kappa family, meet growing demand for small capacity, turbocharged engines to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission without compromising on driving pleasure.
In addition, Hyundai premiered at the Paris show its first seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, fitted into the i30 CNG concept car, which contributes to improved fuel efficiency.
The new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI is the first of a new generation of small turbocharged petrol engines, offering enhanced performance, driving pleasure and efficiency. The 998cc three-cylinder unit is based on the established Kappa 1.0-litre MPI engine, carrying various enhancements and new technologies, including direct petrol injection and a small, single-scroll turbocharger.
The 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is able to produce up to 118bhp and 172 Nm of torque and will enhance the new generation i20 engine line-up in 2015.
The second engine to be showcased was the Kappa 1.4-litre T-GDI unit. This newly developed 1352cc four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is significantly lighter than its predecessor, the Gamma 1.4-litre engine. At only 87kg, the engine's base weight has been reduced by 14kg compared to the Gamma 1.4-litre unit. As well as being lighter and smaller, it features greater efficiency and power.
Showcased in the i30 CNG concept car displayed on Hyundai's Paris Motor Show booth, the Kappa 1.4-litre T-GDI engine provides 115bhp in CNG mode, delivering 206 Nm of torque. The CO2 emissions of the i30 CNG concept car are just 87g/km, which already meet strict Euro 6c emission standards.
Another premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2014 was the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT), also showcased in the i30 CNG concept car. It is the first time that Hyundai has presented a dual-clutch transmission with seven gears, combining the benefits of both automatic and manual transmissions. The 7DCT provides an improvement in fuel consumption and CO2 emission compared to a conventional six-gear automatic transmission, while acceleration performance also improves.
by: Rebecca Chaplin