Hyundai leaves the V8 engine. He will be replaced by a six-cylinder.13. June 2021
Hyundai and the eight-cylinder? At first glance, this may be strange, but the luxury Genesis division is fitting a V8 engine to its vehicles. More precisely for Genesis G90 and Genesis G80 vehicles. In the past, Hyundai Equus and Genesis vehicles also had an eight-cylinder. In addition, the Kia K9 has the same engine. However, the eight-cylinder will be replaced by a six-cylinder.
In 2010, Hyundai offered a 5-liter eight-cylinder with multi-point injection (MPi). Since 2012, the V8 engine has been equipped with direct fuel injection (GDi), and in 2015 the intake was slightly modified in the engine, vibration and noise were reduced. At present, this 5-liter eight-cylinder has 425 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. The motor is connected to an eight-stage automatic.
This engine will be replaced by a 3.5-liter V6 Smartstream FR with 380 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque. Six-cylinder power is lower, but torque is higher and is available in the 1,500 to 4,500 rpm range, while the V8 peaks at 5,000.