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Hyundai's New Tau V8 Engine in Ward’s 2009 "10 Best Engines" List

December 15th, 2008
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Hyundai Motor Company’s all-new 4.6 litre Tau V8 engine, which debuted in the premium Genesis sedan in the U.S. this year, has been named one of “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” for 2009 by Ward’s Auto World. This marks the first time a Hyundai engine has appeared within the prestigious “Ward’s 10 Best Engines” list.

Ward's Auto World editors tested the Tau V8 engine in Hyundai’s all-new Genesis sedan recently and concluded, “The engine’s velvety power delivery, competitive performance and attainable price epitomise the Korean auto maker’s drive for world-class engineering.”

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis is available with the Tau V8 combined with a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering the rewarding driving performance that premium sports sedan buyers demand.

"The critically acclaimed Hyundai Genesis and the Tau V8 engine were designed to rival the best premium sport sedans and V8 engines the world has to offer,” said Scott Margason, national manager, Product Development, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is particularly proud of Genesis and the Tau V8 engine as they embody the brand’s commitment to performance and efficiency and are delivered to the customer with exceptional value.”

The 280 kW 4.6-litre Tau V8 engine leads Genesis competitors with the highest specific output – 61 kW per litre. The 2009 Hyundai Genesis equipped with a Tau V8 engine achieves up to 9.4 litres / 100 km on the highway*, surpassing many prestigious key competitors’ V6 models in fuel economy as well as power.

The Tau V8 engine and the Hyundai Genesis are built at Hyundai’s Ulsan Plant in Ulsan City, Korea.

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