Hyundai Tau engine

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The Tau is a family Hyundai Motor Company's V8 gasoline engines, replacing the Omega.

Tau MPi[edit]

Hyundai Motor Company has also shown a supercharged version of the 4.6 Tau MPi engine at 2008 SEMA show,[1] and later 2009 Chicago Auto Show. This engine was equipped with a supercharger and cylinder deactivation technology to produce an estimated 460 horsepower (340 kW) while returning better fuel economy.[2]

Petrol engines
Model Engine code Displacement (bore x stroke) Power@rpm, Torque@rpm Compression ratio (:1)
4.6 Tau MPi (366PS) G8BA 4,627 cc (282.4 cu in) (92.0 mm × 87.0 mm (3.62 in × 3.43 in)) 366 PS (269 kW; 361 hp)@6500, 44.8 kg·m (439 N·m; 324 lbf·ft)@3500 10.4
4.6 Tau MPi (390PS) G8BA 4,627 cc (282.4 cu in) (92.0 mm × 87.0 mm (3.62 in × 3.43 in)) 383 PS (282 kW; 378 hp)@6500, 44.8 kg·m (439 N·m; 324 lbf·ft)@3500
Premium fuel: 390 PS (287 kW; 385 hp)@6500, 46.0 kg·m (451 N·m; 333 lbf·ft)@3500
10.4
5.0 Tau MPi G8BB 5,038 cc (307.4 cu in) (96.0 mm × 87.0 mm (3.78 in × 3.43 in)) Premium fuel: 400 PS (294 kW; 395 hp)@6400, 51.0 kg·m (500 N·m; 369 lbf·ft)@3500 10.4

Specifications[edit]

4.6 Tau MPi[3] for the Genesis' 4.6L Tau V8 engine:

Application[edit]

4.6 Tau MPi[edit]

5.0 Tau MPi[edit]

Tau GDi[edit]

It is a version using gasoline direct injection.

Reports also suggest the engine might be produced in 5.5 L (336 cu in) displacement, with a supercharger installed from the factory.[citation needed][original research?]

Petrol engines
Model Engine code Displacement (bore x stroke) Power@rpm, Torque@rpm Compression ratio (:1)
5.0 Tau GDi G8BE 5,038 cc (307.4 cu in) (96.0 mm × 87.0 mm (3.78 in × 3.43 in)) 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp)@6400, 52.0 kg·m (510 N·m; 376 lbf·ft)@5000
Premium fuel: 435 PS (320 kW; 429 hp)@6400, 52.0 kg·m (510 N·m; 376 lbf·ft)@5000
11.5

Specifications[edit]

5.0 Tau GDi[5] for Equus' 5.0L Tau V8 engine:

  • Horsepower: 429 hp (320 kW)
  • Torque: 376 ft·lbf (510 N·m)
  • Displacement (bore x stroke): 5,038 cc (307.4 cu in) (96.0 mm × 87.0 mm (3.78 in × 3.43 in))
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1
  • Block material: High pressure die casting aluminum block
  • Cylinder head material: Aluminum
  • Valvetrain: Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC)
  • Valve timing: Dual-Continuous variable valve timing(D-CVVT)
  • Variable induction system
  • Fuel delivery: Gasoline Direct Injection / Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded, though it can run safely on regular gasoline with reduced performance

Application[edit]

Awards[edit]

The 4.6 Tau V8 Engine was named to the Wards 10 Best Engine Awards for 2009 and 2010.[6] The Tau V8 received the award due to the engine's "velvety power delivery, competitive performance, and attainable price-- all of which epitomize the Korean auto maker's drive for world-class engineering", as quoted by Forbes. This was Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. first appearance on Ward's 10 Best Engines list. The 5.0 Tau Engine was also named in the same awards for 2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEMA 2008: Hyundai debuts tuned Genesis Sedans, 460-hp supercharged V8". Autoblog. 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Hyundai Shows Off 460 HP Prototype Supercharged Tau V8". Jalopnik. 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "2009 Hyundai Genesis Specs". JB car pages. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. ^ a b c Ponticel, Patrick (May 2008). "Hyundai V8 for Genesis is first in the family". Automotive Engineering International 116 (5). p. 30. 
  5. ^ "Take that Mustang?Hyundai develops 429-hp 5.0-Liter Tau V8,Will Hook It To Eight Speed Auto". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Tau V8 Award". CubicCapacity.com. Retrieved 2010-02-19.