Hyundai Genesis 2012 to get upgraded V8
Hyundai has quietly revealed that they are developing a larger new 5.0-litre V8 to use in the Genesis and the Equus full-size sedans, and it looks like the new motor will potentially be the best in the market.
According to Autoblog, Hyundai’s new direct-injection 5.0-litre V8 will make 429 hp and 509 Nm of torque, outstanding figures compared to Infiniti’s 420 hp 5.6-litre V8 and 412 hp Ford’s 5.0-litre V8, let alone Mercedes-Benz’s ancient 382 hp 5.5-litre V8 or BMW’s turbocharged 400 hp 4.8-litre V8. The new 5.0-litre V8 is a sizeable increase of 59 hp and 11 Nm of torque over the 4.6-litre V8 that powers the current Genesis, while also improving fuel economy thanks to an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Not much details are available at this point, but it is possible that the new engine may show in 2012 models of the Genesis and the Equus.
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