Hyundai’s New 3.3L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine Specs Leaked


Hyundai has a new twin-turbo V6 engine in the works.

Expected to power the next-generation Genesis coupe, previewed above in the HND-9 concept, details of the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 have leaked onto the Internet.

Engine output will reportedly be rated at 365 hp with 379 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the current 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated 3.8-liter V6 engine, the twin-turbo mill provides 27 more horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque. It is also expected to be a more fuel efficient engine.

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The leaked images also show that the new powerplant will feature Intermediate CVVT technology, though details on how that will be different than Hyundai’s existing CVVT is unclear. Arguably the most impressive aspect to look forward to with Hyundai’s new LambdaII 3.3-liter twin-turbo GDI V6 engine is its relatively flat torque curve, with peak torque coming in before 1500 RPMs and saying that way to 4500 RPMs.

This isn’t the first time the Korean automaker has used a turbocharged version of its 3.3-liter V6 engine. At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia previewed the powerplant in its GT concept delivering 390 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque.

Rumors continue to surface that the next-generation Genesis Coupe will make use of this engine as well as the brand’s 5.0-liter V8 with as much as 450 hp on tap.


[Source: The Korean Car Blog]

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  • smartacus

    A45 AMG makes 355HP from a 2.0
    TT-RS makes 360 from a 2.5

  • gyrfalcon

    You could make 360HP from a 200cc lawn mower engine too…as it explodes.

  • craigcole

    Bring it on! This is good news for enthusiasts.

  • Auto Motive

    We own a 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo 2.0 rated at 274/269 hp/torque at 1500/4500 rpms with the twin scroll turbo set at 18 psi. The paddle shifters gives you a feel of a sports sedan and 0-60 comes in around 6.1 and the qtr at 14.5 seconds. A fun family sedan for sure. The concept Genesis coupe is awesome and unfortunately the design doesn’t come close to production. The V8 could place the Genesis coupe in vette territory and one up if AWD is offered.

  • Darius Davis

    You do realize the Mercedes Benz C400 and E400 only make 329 hp and 354 lb-ft . Even the C450 AMG Sport is at 362 hp and 382 lb-ft.

    Also the Audi S4 and A6 are listed at 333 hp and 325 lb-ft.

    So stop with the hate as this isn’t even Hyundai’s dedicated performance engine.

  • smartacus

    I wrote 10 words.
    i wrote two names, i wrote the word “makes” twice, the word “from” was written twice, the article “a” twice and two numbers “2.0” and “2.5”
    Somehow out of that you determined my hate?
    I never had to say this before to anyone, but you Darius Davis truly need to be locked up in a mental institution because you are unfit to live in society and take care of yourself. I have never seen such a clear case of paranoia in any post anywhere. You are in need of help because you are truly suffering. I say this as a concerned friend.

  • smartacus

    Are you trying to convince me that if Hyundai’s 3.3 made more than 365HP it will explode? (or just wear out and break)?

  • Darius Davis

    Actually you just sound stupid and if you think I should be locked up for saying this then the entire world has gone to hell.

    On another note you seem to completely dismiss the fact that the C400 and E400 are only putting out 329 hp and 354 lb-ft like I JUST stated. That is one of the main engines this 3.3 Twin turbo V6 will be going up against. Have a good day

  • smartacus

    You are actively in denial about your paranoia. And now you are trying to say I sound stupid when you clearly DID NOT SAY I was stupid, you said I was hating. So now you are not just paranoid schizophrenic, but you are lying too.

  • Jim Mc Cool

    Looks great, but those doors will never see production.

  • ColumWood

    They never do. But for some reason everyone keeps using them.

  • Rickers

    Now if only Scion would listen and turbocharge the FR-S!

  • Benjamin Hojnik

    You must be fun at parties.

  • mpristave

    Do they make peak torque starting at 1500rpm? Didn’t think so.

  • mpristave

    So you just proved the “hate” thing, what you were trying to contradict above with this statement.

  • smartacus

    I get more smiles of adoration than Kim Jong Un’s love child with Dennis Rodman.

  • smartacus

    For some reason you are looking for anger. Look no further than your mother ๐Ÿ˜‰ precious little sweetheart

  • smartacus

    Oh yes you SHOULD THINK SO. retard girl!
    peak torque in the TT-RS is at 1650RPM
    and the peak torque in the A45 AMG IS AT 1200RPM
    *I don’t know why you went out of your way to shame yourself into looking like a drooling fool, but hey thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • troll hunter

    love trolls

  • smartacus

    oh definitely Hyundai is using impressively small turbos. Must be beautifully responsive ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hear ya about TT-RS and A45 AMG probably using large turbos (if they are large; that’s pretty good to be generating max torque at only 1650RPM and 1200RPM like that)

  • Synacks

    Same with the steering wheel

  • Synacks

    Maybe Vette power-to-weight, doubtful though. Hyundai’s still have the issue of having terrible chassis’s and average suspension.

  • Synacks

    Already did it on mine

  • Synacks

    Modern turbos on normal and high compression motors make boost damn near instantly, especially twin scrolls.

  • smartacus

    Yes, you have a great point there. Hyundai is using impressively small turbos here, when modern turbos make boost damn near instantly anyway

  • wdverocks

    AMG 2.0 turbo is a factory tuner built by hand and the Audi 2.5 is also made by hand by Quattro GmbH. These are factory hotrodded engines while the Hyundai is a regular factory engine that hasn’t been sent to it’s inhouse tuner. i am a little disappointed when the Hyundai engines numbers came out low when the same engine came out two years as a concept with 390 hp.

  • smartacus

    yeah I remember the 390HP concept as well.
    -the handbuilt AMG engines are still 50% machine made.
    Do you think this tiny turboed three point three is gonna be in a yet to be introduced Hyundai pickup?

  • Kaahk

    Whoa.. you could have said that without the harsh comments included.

  • A True Enthusiast

    Who sticks with stock suspension on a sports car? A true enthusiast install coilovers using corner balancing technology. Comfort tossed out the window for tracking all day long.

  • DoctorFeelgoodMD

    Pardon me but 27 more horsepower and 84 lb-ft of torque for a TT is Mickey Mouse.

  • CDUB

    If they offer this car with the AWD system from the sedan and keep the price around 35 K all I have to say is take my money. Like a modern day Mitsu 3000GT.

  • Pete

    After my dealing with Hyundai, I don’t care what they build, I will NEVER own another one!

  • DrexelLake

    Worthless without pics of the power plant.

  • DrexelLake

    Don’t worry, we will. Had a couple and they are great.

  • DrexelLake

    Don’t be jealous.

  • DrexelLake

    The doors will swivel upright much like conventional doors.

  • Meknowudont

    My completely stock Optima pulls .98 Lateral G’s measured. You really have NO idea what you are talking about.

  • Matt

    The real difference isn’t in peak numbers, but the improved torque curve. That extra 84 lb-ft of torque is available starting at 1500 RPM. That makes for some serious acceleration. Peak torque occurred around 4500 RPM on the 3.8l engine.

  • doncmgowen

    Actually, this car is not made for the extra 27hp. This car is made to be tuned. Easily will be able to achieve 450hp with those twin turbos and $600 tune.

  • DJ

    My 2011 Gen Coupe GT has been a wonderful car. I had a Sonata for a few years before hand and it was the most reliable car I have ever driven. It survived a major wreck and drove for 2 years afterwards.

  • dj

    Your posts are far more insane than anything else here, buddy. You display a far more evident lack of stability.

  • Raymond Johnson

    Well i have had several Hyundai’s and Kias of recent and yes most have been reliable but my Veloster not so much. Over 2K in repairs in the first year and it was a 1 year certified pre-owned with 15K. Even the door started to come loose and that is not mentioning the 3 recalls I had to come in for. Still I think with any automaker these days it goes by the car and not the make when it comes to reliability.

  • @2point0_tj

    365hp on a V6 TT out of the factory sounds pretty good to me. those pictures aren’t genesis coupe concepts, look at the name on the door panels. my ’13 2.0T made 274hp out of the factory… last time i checked, the audi TT makes 211hp on a 4 cyl. I give hyundai props. -besides the fact that some of their parts are plastic pieces of shit.

  • smartacus

    from your choice of words; you are obviously a short little boy with a 5 inch pecker who got picked on in high school. You are crying inside your heart and hate your own loser reflection. ah thanks for making me feel good about myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • An unnamed Toyota dealership employee once told me Hyundais are like chicken pox – people only get them once.

  • Jj Loewenstein

    Sorry but my first Hyundai Tibby was a great car now I have a Genesis Coupe and love my car.

  • Jj Loewenstein

    They do have an awd

  • Mike Smith

    shut up faggot

  • Mike Smith

    relax fag

  • Mike Smith

    stop whining you lil girl!

  • Mike Smith


  • smartacus

    stop sucking filthy dicks, starting with your mom’s.

  • smartacus

    stop fucking your mom, who Is also your sister. Your first child with her is really ugly from your junk DNA.

  • smartacus

    sorry you are a loser in life’s lottery ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Alex M

    Smack them up hard and don’t let any scumbag in here take the lead. I just love seeing scumbags getting single handed by 1. You’re the man smartacus.

  • smartacus

    Thanks Alex ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jamey Carter

    The first car I bought was a Hyundai… 20+ years later I have not bought another brand since. From a ’92 Excel GT to a ’04 Tiburon GT to a ’13 Veloster Turbo.

  • Brian Clark

    Well all I can say to that is it’s chicken shit

  • Brian Clark

    Smartacus, I think you need to someone about that problem

  • smartacus

    Brian Clark I think you are feeling sorry for yourself for not having done better in school ๐Ÿ™‚

  • xerandin

    Really? Because I’ve dealt with 3 manufacturers for warranty work; Ford, Subaru, and Hyundai. Subaru was terrible, Ford was okay, and Hyundai replaced the entire piece without question after an aftermarket mod…

    I was not original owner and the car had about 40k miles, but a coupe weeks after buying it, I noticed some condensation on the inside of the tail light enclosures. Hyundai said that the spoiler on my Genesis Coupe had been installed aftermarket and had been drilled wrong. They replaced it for free. A couple weeks later, the other enclosure started to get condensation, too, so I took it in and they replaced that one, too. No fuss, no problem, and all for a grand total of $0.00.

  • Guest12234

    What were you doing at a Toyota dealership, getting recall work done?