New i40: Improved engines, plus a new seven-speed DCT

  • Upgraded engine line up for increased responsiveness and efficiency
  • Low-end torque improvements enhance everyday usability
  • Newly developed seven-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) increases efficiency and driving comfort

- The New i40 is available with a choice of four diesel or gasoline power units – all Euro6 compliant – with outputs ranging from 115 to 165 ps, covering over 80 per cent of the market.

The top-selling version of Hyundai‘s U-II 1,7-litre diesel engine now delivers more power (141 ps) and more torque (340 Nm) and is expected to continue to be the most popular engine choice with both private and fleet buyers, accounting for more than 50 per cent of sales. This engine’s high torque output from just 1750 rpm ensures a responsive drive.

The seven-speed DCT system offers drivers fully automatic operation (ideal for town driving) or sequential manual gear changes selected with the gear-lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles for greater driver involvement.

The 1,7-litre diesel standard engine generates 115 ps and a torque output of up to 280 Nm from as low as 1250 rpm. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission in i40 wagon and can also be equipped with an ISG-system.

CO2 emissions start from 110 g/km and fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km for the 115 ps variant of the New i40.

New i40 offers a choice of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines. The 1,6-litre Gamma unit is carried over from previous generation i40, producing 135 ps and 164 Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed manual.

The all-aluminium 2,0-litre ‘Nu’ GDI engine has been re-engineered to improve driveability and efficiency.

Maximum power and torque are slightly reduced, to 165 ps and 204 Nm, generated at 4700 rpm, this decrease has been implemented to provide better real-world driveability and to deliver maximum torque lower down the rev range. Buyers have a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission systems.

Eco credentials

In terms of environmental performance, New i40 wagon and sedan feature: Integrated Stop & Go (ISG), also available for the new DCT, low rolling-resistance tyres, an alternator management system (AMS) and a drag-reducing ‘active air flap’ in the front grille.

With these fuel saving technologies applied, the 1,6-litre Gamma unit emits CO2 emissions from 140 g/km, and returns fuel economy of 6.1 l/100 km.

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