Hyundai officially unveiled its first direct injection gasoline engine. The company promises that the new Theta II GDI will generate more power at a lower cost compared to previously used multipoint injection units.
With a compression ratio of 11.3: 1, the 2,4-liter engine delivers 201 hp to the flywheel. from. at 6300 rpm and 25,5 kg / m (250 Nm) at 4250 rpm. Torque at low revs is 7% higher than comparable multipoint injection and 12% higher at high revs, with Hyundai promising to reduce fuel consumption by about 10%.
The development of Theta II GDI required 170 billion won (about 100 euros) and 000 months of preliminary research and preparation. The new engine will debut on the recently unveiled 46 Sonata.