Hyundai-Kia Developing Turbocharged V6 Engine

Hyundai-Kia Developing Turbocharged V6 Engine

There’s a lot going on at Hyundai-Kia these days, especially in powertrain engineering. Never wanting to be behind the competition, the collaborative South Korean automakers have confirmed that they’re developing a new turbocharged V6.

Displacing 3.0-liters, the engine is expected to feature direct fuel injection as well as other efficiency and power-enhancing add-ons.  The end result is expected to be 350 hp and around 33 miles per gallon when bolted under the hood of the next-generation Hyundai Genesis.

Which Genesis model is unclear at this point since the company offers both a coupe and a sedan, but the sporty two-door seems like the more logical application for this new force-fed six.

The top Genesis Coupe on the market right now features a 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers 348 horsepower with 295 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough grunt to propel the car from a standstill to 60 miles an hour in less than 5.5 seconds.  Assuming the new engine behaves like other turbocharged powerplants – delivering bucket loads of off-idle torque – the car should accelerate appreciably quicker than today’s model.

[Source: Top Speed]

  • Cbrennan

    How will 350 hp mean quicker acceleration than 348 hp? What is the torque estimate?

  • mike831

    Peak horsepower is not the determining factor in acceleration…power under the curve and torque curves are much more indicative of acceleration numbers.

  • CPoblete

    The current engine make 348HP and 295TQ. What if the new turbocharged V6 makes 350HP and 350TQ…with torque coming on full blast at 2,000 rpm instead of 4,500rpm. Thats where the huge acceleration changes lie.