The New Hyundai Genesis Coupe with AWD and 8AT Spotted

The spy photographers didn’t actually look under this Genesis prototype’s hood to confirm that it is in fact the engine, but the car apparently had a handy sticker on the windscreen that revealed it. read “test car – 3.3T 8AT AWD.”

The engine was quietly shown at the Chicago motor show. Is is a 3.3-liter turbocharged unit with 365 hp and 379 lb-ft or 513 Nm of torque and, apparently, the smallest looking turbochargers in the world…

The gearbox it’s connected to in the case of the mule shown here is an eight-speed automatic – that’s probably a development of the one already in use on the Genesis, or the exact same unit. This particular car also confirms the availability of all-wheel drive.

The Korean Car Blog suggests that the N Performance version of the next Genesis will use the same engine but in a higher state of tune, with up to 480 hp. The hottest version could also sport the 5.0-liter V8 from the larger Genesis sedan.











Source: The Korean Car Blog

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