Hyundai has unveiled details of its newest diesel R-Engine powerplant - a new engine that will feature in SUV with high power and torque outputs.
Available in 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre guises, the new engines have power and torque outputs of 182bhp/292lb-ft and 198bhp/321lb-ft.
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"R proves Hyundai's diesel development capabilities really are world-class. With diesels becoming cleaner and more fuel efficient all the time, there's a growing demand for diesel powerplants worldwide and Hyundai is well positioned to supply the market with the very best diesel technology," said Dr Hyun-Soon Lee, president of the Corporate Research and Development Division.
The R-Engine benefits from the third generation common rail system with piezo-electric injectors to deliver fuel at 1800-bar for improved accuracy and control.
It also features an electronic variable geometry turbocharger and an advanced engine control unit.
The all-aluminium R-Engine is fitted with a 16-valve dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) which is driven by an internal steel silent timing chain.
For reduced vibration and lower noise, the R gets a lower balance shaft which has been encased in a stiffened ladder frame housing for increased rigidity.
Weight-saving features include serpentine belt - a single belt that replaces the need for multiple belts - with isolation pulley, a plastic head cover, plastic intake manifold and plastic oil filter housing.
A diesel particulate filter plus exhaust gas recirculation with by-pass valve ensure a Euro-V rating.
The R-Engine will enter production next year and will see its first application in new SUV vehicles and large saloons.