Hyundai i40 Sedan Launch In India Possible- To Compete With BMW 5-Series & Mercedes E Class

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Hyundai is an amazing brand with good cars and the new upcoming model are far more advanced in terms of design and performance. Recently at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show Hyundai showcased its new car with a wagon body styling, Hyundai i40. Interestingly now the brand plans to present another i40 but with a sedan type body styling at the Barcelona Motor Show on 12th of May.

The car is going to be a premium mid-sizer and will give BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E CLass a good for their money as it is aimed at offering all those features that the above two cars offer importantly at a cheaper price.

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Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre commented, “We wanted to move away from the typical three-box saloon and create a car that was in keeping with the sporty nature of the i40 estate. By sculpting a low, elongated roof line, we’ve given the i40 saloon a striking coupe-like silhouette by using very strong, fluid lines from front to rear. While the exterior of i40 saloon stands out for its fluidic form and distinctive appearance, the interior has been shaped to deliver practicality and comfort to the driver and passengers in a high-quality package”

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The technical specifications are still to be confirmed by the firm but we believe that technically the car will be at par with the i40 estate whose specifications are as follows.

Hyundai i40 Sedan Specifications In India

Diesel Engines

Option 1

Displacement                          1.7-litre 115 PS
Type / capacity                        U-II, DOHC, four-cylinder, with dual CVVT / 1685 cc
Power / torque                       115 PS (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm (26.5kgm) @ 1250-2750 rpm
Emissions                                  122 g/km (113 g/km when fitted with ISG)

Option 2

Displacement                          1.7-litre 136 PS
Type / capacity                        U-II, DOHC, four-cylinder, with dual CVVT / 1685 cc
Power / torque                       136 PS (100 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 325 Nm (32,0kgm) @ 2000-2500 rpm
Emissions                                  124 g/km (119 g/km when fitted with ISG)

Gasoline Engines

Option 1

Displacement                          1.6-litre 135 PS
Type / capacity                        Gamma GDI, four-cylinder, with dual CVVT / 1591 cc
Power / torque                       135 PS (99 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 164 Nm (16,8kgm) @ 4850 rpm
Emissions                                  149 g/km (138 g/km when fitted with ISG)

Option 2

Displacement                           2.0-litre 177 PS
Type / capacity                        Theta GDI, four-cylinder, with dual CVVT / 1999 cc
Power / torque                        177 PS (130 kW) @ 6500 rpm / 208 Nm (21,7kgm) @ 4700 rpm
Emissions                                   156 g/km

Transmissions

Automatic and Manual 6 speed

Suspension & Damping

Front                                              Fully independent sub frame-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabilizer bar.
Rear                                                Fully independent sub frame-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled ASD shock absorbers.

Steering

Type                                                MPDS (Motor Driven Power Steering)
Gearing                                          2.88 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle                               5.46 meters

Brakes

Front                                               320 mm ventilated discs
Rear                                                300 mm solid discs

Wheels & Tyres

Standard                                       7,0Jx16 205/60 R16 tyres
7,5Jx17 215/50 R17 tyres
8,0Jx18 225/45 R18 tyres

Dimensions (mm)

Exterior
Overall length                             4770
Overall width                              1815 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height                             1470
Wheelbase                                   2770

Capacities

Fuel tank (litres)                        70 liters
Luggage                                          553 / 1719 liters (rear seats up / folded down)

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