Hyundai's new lineup introduces a turbocharged variant to its all four cylinder lineup in the new Sonata. The same engine that powered the 2008 Kia Koup concept that produced 290 hp now lives in the Sonata Turbo variant. Its been tuned to 274 hp and 269 pound feet torque.
Hyundai is using a twin-scroll turbocharger, like the ones that are used by BMW in its latest engines in the 2011 version of the 535i. The exhaust flow from the pairs of cylinders fed into the turbine by separate paths to ensure optimum response.
The turbo engine is offered with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The fuel consumption is pretty healthy too, with them estimating 22 mpg city and 34 mpg on the highway. More below.
Nissan have given the world some dependable, reliable cars. But, they have also given us some fantastic monsters too. Skyline, anyone? But, the Geneva Car Show has been full of surprises this year. No more so than the release of the Nissan Sway. Nissan has always been well known for coming up with versatile, affordable yet good looking hatchbacks. But, the concept of the Sway was launched yesterday at the show. It certainly held a lot of sway with motor lovers at the convention. Read more
Brabus tuned a powerful Mercedes-Benz S65 dubbed the Rocket 900, fitting it with a 6.3 liter displacement 12-cylinder engine, enhanced fitted turbochargers and a new exhaust system to create 900hp and 1,500 Nm of torque. Read more
Volkswagen's latest Sport rendition to the Coupé Concept GTE will boast an advanced plug-in hybrid system connecting a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 engine with a pair of electric motors and a six-speed dual clutch transmission. It will produce a combined output of 374hp and 369 pound-feet of torque and has a top speed of 155mph. Read more