Hyundai Lambda engine

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The Hyundai Lambda engine family is the company's modern all-aluminum V6. It is manufactured at Hyundai's HMMA plant in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. All versions of this engine use a timing chain.

Lambda MPi[edit]

This engine family includes aluminum block and heads, variable valve timing on the intake side, and 4 valves per cylinder.

3.0 Lambda MPi engine is rated 247 hp (184 kW; 250 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 208 lb·ft (282 N·m) of torque at 5,000 rpm.


Hyundai 3.3L Lambda V6

The 3.3 Lambda MPi G6DB version was introduced with the 2006 Sonata. It produces 237–264 hp (177–197 kW; 240–268 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 230 lb·ft (312 N·m) of torque at 3,500 rpm depending on application. Bore and stroke measure 92 x 83.8 mm (3.6 x 3.3 in) for a total displacement of 3342 cc.

The engine produces 262 hp (195 kW; 266 PS) at 6,200 rpm and 233 lb·ft (316 N·m) of torque at 4,500 rpm in the Genesis and 270 hp (201 kW; 274 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) of torque at 5,300 rpm in the 2013 Santa Fe.


The 3.8 L (3778 cc) G6DA version produces 263 hp (196 kW; 267 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 257 lb·ft (348 N·m) of torque at 4,500 rpm. It has a 96 mm (3.8 in) bore and 87 mm (3.4 in) stroke.


Lambda II MPi[edit]

Changes to Lambda MPi series include Dual CVVT.

3.5 Lambda II MPi (3470 cc) G6DC Lambda II version debuted in the global version of the 2011 Kia Sorento. This engine comes with and is rated at 276–286 hp (206–213 kW; 280–290 PS) at 6,300-6,600 rpm and 248 lb·ft (336 N·m) at 5,000 rpm depending on application. Bore x stroke measure 92 x 87 mm; it uses similar technology as the 3.3L and 3.8L variants of the Lambda family.


Lambda GDi[edit]

Hyundai debuted a GDI version of Lambda V6 at 2010 Beijing Auto Show. Hyundai presented few details but the engine has power rating of 298 hp (222 kW; 302 PS).

Lambda II GDi[edit]

This engine series includes Dual CVVT and GDI.

The 3.0 Lambda II GDi G6DG version released with the Azera/Grandeur 5th generation.[1] and produces 266 hp (198 kW; 270 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 234 lb·ft (317 N·m) of torque at 5,300 rpm. Compression ratio is 11.0 : 1. Bore and stroke measure 92 x 75.2 mm (3.6 x 2.96 in) for a total displacement of 2999 cc.


The 3.3 L G6DH version was introduced with the 2012 Azera. The engine produces 294 hp (219 kW; 298 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb·ft (346 N·m) of torque at 5,200 rpm.


Lambda RS (Lambda MPi)[edit]

The Lambda RS (Rear-drive Sport) designation denotes longitudinal Lambda engine variants. In this application power is rated at: 306 hp (228 kW; 310 PS) at 6,300 rpm and 266 lb·ft (361 N·m) of torque at 4,700 rpm.

Other vehicles using this engine have a transverse mounting configuration for front-wheel-drive. The engine is all-aluminum, featuring DOHC and 24 valves.


Lambda RS (Lambda GDi)[edit]

Hyundai released a GDI variant of the Lambda RS engine for the 2012 Genesis and 2013 Genesis Coupe. The GDI Lambda V6 includes direct fuel injection and is rated at 333 hp (248 kW; 338 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 291 lb·ft (395 N·m) of torque at 5,100 rpm for the Genesis Sedan and 348 hp (260 kW; 353 PS) at 6,400 rpm and 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) of torque at 5,300 rpm for the Genesis Coupe.


Race engines[edit]

Hyundai have developed a 750bhp version of this engine in an attempt to break the Pike's Peak Hillclimb record. The race-version is reported to have been bored and stroked version to 4.1 liters of swept displacement with an added turbocharger to increase power output[1].

Crate engines[edit]

In 2013-11-05, Hyundai announced the creation of a new factory crate engine program at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which initially included a Lambda 3.8-liter, direct-injected V6 engine. The crate engine program began in December 2013.[2]


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