Hyundai Lambda engine

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

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Overview
ManufacturerHyundai Motor Company
Production2006–present
Layout
ConfigurationV6
Displacement3.0 L (2,999 cc)
3.3 L (3,342 cc)
3.5 L (3,470 cc)
3.8 L (3,778 cc)
Cylinder bore92 mm (3.62 in)
96 mm (3.78 in)
Piston stroke75.2 mm (2.96 in)
83.8 mm (3.30 in)
87 mm (3.43 in)
Block materialAluminium
Head materialAluminium
ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves x cyl.
with VVT
Compression ratio10.4:1–13.0:1
Combustion
TurbochargerOn 2016 Lambda II T-GDi and race versions
Fuel systemDirect injection
Fuel typeGasoline
Cooling systemWater-cooled
Output
Power output235–750 hp (175–559 kW; 238–760 PS)
Torque output226–376 lb⋅ft (306–510 N⋅m)
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai Sigma engine

Lambda MPiEdit

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

3.3L (G6DB)Edit

 
Hyundai 3.3L Lambda V6

The 3.3 Lambda MPi G6DB version was introduced with the 2006 Sonata. It produces 238 PS (175 kW; 235 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 31.2 kg⋅m (306 N⋅m; 226 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3,500 rpm. Bore and stroke measure 92 mm × 83.8 mm (3.62 in × 3.30 in) for a total displacement of 3,342 cc (3.3 L).

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3.8L (G6DA)Edit

The 3.8 L (3,778 cc) G6DA version produces 267 PS (196 kW; 263 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 35.5 kg⋅m (348 N⋅m; 257 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. It has a 96 mm × 87 mm (3.78 in × 3.43 in) bore and stroke.

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Lambda II MPiEdit

Changes to Lambda MPi series include adding a CVVT on the exhaust side as well, therefore it does have Dual CVVT.

3.0L (G6DE)Edit

The 3.0 Lambda II MPi engine is rated 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 28.8 kg⋅m (282 N⋅m; 208 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm. Bore and stroke measure 92 mm × 75.2 mm (3.62 in × 2.96 in) for a total displacement of 3.0 L (2,999 cc).

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3.3L (G6DB)Edit

The 3.3 Lambda II MPi version produces 266–274 PS (196–202 kW; 262–270 hp) at 6,200-6,400 rpm and 32.2–32.5 kg⋅m (316–319 N⋅m; 233–235 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500-5,300 rpm depending on the application. Bore and stroke measure 92 mm × 83.8 mm (3.62 in × 3.30 in) for a total displacement of 3,342 cc (3.3 L).

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3.5L (G6DC)Edit

The 3.5 L (3,470 cc) Lambda II MPi G6DC Lambda II version debuted in the global version of the 2011 Kia Sorento. This engine comes with and is rated at 280–290 PS (206–213 kW; 276–286 hp) at 6,300-6,600 rpm and 34.3 kg⋅m (336 N⋅m; 248 lb⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm depending on application. Bore x stroke measure 92 mm × 87 mm (3.62 in × 3.43 in); it uses similar technology as the 3.3L and 3.8L variants of the Lambda family.

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3.8L (G6DA)Edit

The 3.8 L (3,778 cc) version produces 287 PS (211 kW; 283 hp) at 6,200 rpm and 36.4 kg⋅m (357 N⋅m; 263 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. It has a 96 mm × 87 mm (3.78 in × 3.43 in) bore and stroke.

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Lambda II GDiEdit

This engine series includes Dual CVVT and GDI.

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

3.0L (G6DG)Edit

The 3.0 Lambda II GDi G6DG version released with the Azera/Grandeur 5th generation.[1] and produces 270 PS (199 kW; 266 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 32.3 kg⋅m (317 N⋅m; 234 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,300 rpm. Compression ratio is 11.0:1. Bore and stroke measure 92 mm × 75.2 mm (3.62 in × 2.96 in) for a total displacement of 3.0 L (2,999 cc).

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3.3L (G6DH)Edit

The 3.3L G6DH version was introduced with the 2012 Azera. The engine produces 284–298 PS (209–219 kW; 280–294 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 34.3–35.3 kg⋅m (336–346 N⋅m; 248–255 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,200 rpm.

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3.8L (G6DN)Edit

The 3.8L Atkinson cycle version was introduced with the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. Compression ratio is 13.0:1 and the engine produces 295 PS (217 kW; 291 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 36.2 kg⋅m (355 N⋅m; 262 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,200 rpm.

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Lambda II RS MPiEdit

The Lambda II RS (Rear-drive Sport) designation denotes longitudinal Lambda engine variants.

3.3L (G6DB)Edit

The engine produces 262 PS (193 kW; 258 hp) at 6,200 rpm and 32.2 kg⋅m (316 N⋅m; 233 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm.

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3.8L (G6DA/G6DK)Edit

The 3.8L version for the Genesis Coupe produces 303–316 PS (223–232 kW; 299–312 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 36.6 kg⋅m (359 N⋅m; 265 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,600 rpm, while in the Genesis (Sedan) it produces 290 PS (213 kW; 286 hp) at 6,200 rpm and 36.5 kg⋅m (358 N⋅m; 264 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm.

The engine is all-aluminum, featuring DOHC, Dual CVVT and 24 valves.

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Lambda II RS GDiEdit

Hyundai released a GDI variant of the Lambda RS engine for the 2012 Genesis and 2013 Genesis Coupe.

3.3L (G6DH)Edit

The engine produces 282 PS (207 kW; 278 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 35.4 kg⋅m (347 N⋅m; 256 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm.

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3.8L (G6DJ/G6DN)Edit

The 3.8 L (3,778 cc) version compression ratio is 11.5:1 and power output varies depending on configuration.
It produces:

  • 334–338 PS (246–249 kW; 329–333 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 40.3 kg⋅m (395 N⋅m; 291 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,100 rpm for the 2011–2014 Genesis Sedan and Hyundai Equus.
  • 350–353 PS (257–260 kW; 345–348 hp) at 6,400 rpm and 40.8 kg⋅m (400 N⋅m; 295 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,300 rpm for the Genesis Coupe
  • 315 PS (232 kW; 311 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 40.5 kg⋅m (397 N⋅m; 293 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm for the 2013–2020 Genesis Sedan/Genesis G80 and Genesis G90.

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Lambda II RS T-GDiEdit

3.3L (G6DP)Edit

 
Lambda II engine at Paris Motor Show 2018

It is a version of Lambda II GDi 3.3 engine with two turbochargers.[2]

It produces 370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 52 kg⋅m (510 N⋅m; 376 lb⋅ft) of torque between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm.

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Lambda LPiEdit

Modified Lambda engine that includes support for LPI injection instead.

3.0L (L6DB)Edit

It produces 235 PS (173 kW; 232 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 28.6 kg⋅m (280 N⋅m; 207 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. Bore and stroke measure 92 mm × 75.2 mm (3.62 in × 2.96 in) for a total displacement of 2,999 cc (3.0 L).

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Race enginesEdit

Hyundai have developed a 750 bhp (559 kW; 760 PS) version of the Lambda II RS MPi engine in an attempt to break the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) record. The race-version is reported to have been bored and stroked to 4.1 liters of swept displacement with an added turbocharger to increase power output[1].

Crate enginesEdit

On 5 November 2013, 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.[3]

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