2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Turbo four-cyl. makes 274 horsepower
2011 Hyundai Sonata gets 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine with 274 horsepower!
Hyundai today debuted the all-new Sonata Turbo, equipped with 2.0L Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine, at the New York Auto Show today.
With the addition of the all-new 2.0L Theta II turbocharged GDI engine, the new 2011 Sonata offers an unprecedented combination of segment. Remarkably, the Sonata 2.0T produces these industry-leading metrics on regular fuel!
The 2.0L turbo-charged GDI four-cylinder engine in the 2011 Sonata Turbo generates 274 horsepower at 6.000 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque from 1800-4500 rpm with regular fuel.
The Sonata 2.0T will deliver 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway (preliminary estimates). Hyundai’s turbocharged engine features a twin-scroll turbocharger that when combined with the GDI system results in instantaneous power delivery.
Twin-scroll turbochargers have traditionally been used on more expensive high performance engines, but as with GDI, Hyundai has chosen once again to apply this efficient technology in high volume to its most popular model.
“The Sonata 2.0T is a great example of what our Blue Drive product strategy is doing for consumers,” said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and CEO. “Think about it – more horsepower than any of our V6 competitors, with better gas mileage than any competitive 4-cylinder model. We’re not fans of compromising at Hyundai, and the Sonata really demonstrates this aspect of our business approach.”
When the 2011 Hyundai Sonata T, equipped with 2.0L turbo engine goes on sale in the U.S. later this year, it will be available on the on the SE and Limited trim levels.
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