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Hyundai i40 Sedan Officially Unveiled

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Hyundai released full details and pictures of the i40 Sedan ahead of its public debut at the Barcelona Motor Show.

This car is the sedan version of the already revealed and praised 140 Estate, so we all had a clue of what it would look like. And now these pictures shows us that the sedan is like an Elantra that’s taken some man pills! It does look really good and has a nice and chiseled design.

Going on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Hyundai i40 sedan has a wheelbase of 2.77 metres and delivers best-in-class dimensions for front head (1025mm), shoulder (1455mm), and leg (1170mm) room. So it’s quite spacious and comfi inside.

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In terms of powertrains you get a choice of four Euro V-compliant engines: two petrol and two diesel, including the 1.7-litre diesel unit developing 115 or 136 ps, and all new four-cylinder 2-litre GDI engine, called ‘Nu’ with 177 ps and 213 Nm of torque, returning 41.5 mpg (combined cycle) and achieve a CO2 rating of just 159 g/km.

The i40 is also equipped with Blue Drive eco-program, including Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling-resistance tyres and an alternator management system (AMS). The most economical version is the 1.7 115 ps diesel with CO2 emissions and fuel economy figures of 113 g/km and 65.7 mpg.

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Hyundai’s winning card this past couple of years has always been the incredible amount of features they pack into their cars. The i40 is no exception. Some of high-tech features in this model include smart-parking assist and lane departure warning system, as well as connectivity items like Bluetooth with voice recognition and full map navigation with rear view camera.  In terms of comfort and convenience, the i40 will be available with an electric parking brake, front air ventilation seats, heated and reclining rear seats, as well as new features for the segment like auto-defog system, and a heated steering wheel.

Advanced lighting innovations, such as standard day-time running lights with Xenon headlamps (optional)or a TFT(Thin Film Transistor) LCD supervision instrument cluster, will further strengthen the i40’s position as the lead model in Hyundai’s line-up and the European D-segment.

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In term of safety, you get standard features like ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (anti-lock braking system), Hill Start Assist Control (to prevent roll-back when starting on an incline), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), Brake Assist System and Emergency Stop Signal. As for the passive safety seven airbags as standard – front, side and curtain, with driver knee airbag available as standard on all models.  Hyundai anticipates the i40 to continue the company’s excellent safety record and attain the maximum 5-star result under Euro NCAP’s impact assessment.

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Technical specifications

Hyundai i40 (saloon bodystyle)

All figures are tentative – final figures will be confirmed at time of launch

Diesel engines

1.7-litre 115 ps

Type / capacity            U-II, DOHC, four-cylinder, 16-valve with HLA / 1685 cc
Power / torque 115 ps (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 260 Nm (26.5kgm) @ 1250-2750 rpmEmissions                    122 g/km (113 g/km when fitted with ISG)

1.7-litre 136 ps

Type / capacity            U-II, DOHC, four-cylinder, 16-valve with HLA / 1685 cc
Power / torque 136 ps (100 kW) @ 4000 rpm / 325 Nm (32,0kgm) @ 2000-2500 rpmEmissions                    124 g/km (119 g/km when fitted with ISG)

Gasoline engines

1.6-litre 135 ps

Type / capacity            Gamma GDI, four-cylinder, 16-valve with MLA / 1591 cc
Power / torque 135 ps (99 kW) @ 6300 rpm / 164 Nm (16,8kgm) @ 4850 rpm
Emissions                    149 g/km (140 g/km when fitted with ISG)

2.0-litre 177 ps

Type / capacity            Nu GDI, four-cylinder, 16-valve with HLA & Swing ARM / 1999 cc
Power / torque 177 ps (130 kW) @ 6500 rpm / 208 Nm (21,7kgm) @ 4700 rpm
Emissions                    156 g/km


1.7 / 115          1.7 / 136          1.6 / 135          2.0 / 177

Manual / speeds          6                      6                      6                      6
Automatic / speeds     —-                   6                      —-                   —-

Suspension & Damping

Front                           Fully independent subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.

Rear                            Fully independent subframe-mounted multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled ASD shock absorbers.


Type                            MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering)
Gearing                       2.88 turns lock-to-lock
Turning radius             5.46 metres


Front                            320 mm ventilated discs
Rear                            300 mm solid discs

Wheels & Tyres

Standard                   7,0Jx16           205/60 R16 tyres
7,5Jx17           215/50 R17 tyres
8,0Jx18           225/45 R18 tyres

Dimensions (mm)

Overall length              4740
Overall width               1815 (excluding door mirrors)
Overall height              1470
Wheelbase                  2770
Front overhang              920
Rear overhang            1050
Front track                   1591
Rear track                   1597

Interior            Front                Rear
Head room                  1025                965
Leg room                     1170                850

Shoulder room              1455   1420

Capacities (litres)

Fuel tank                     70 l
Luggage                     503

Performance* (manual transmission)

1.7 / 115          1.7 / 136          1.6 / 135          2.0 / 177
Top speed (mph)         118                  123                  121                  130
0-to-62 mph (sec)        12.9                 10.6                 11.6                 9.7

Economy (manual transmission)

1.7 / 115          1.7 / 136          1.6 / 135          2.0 / 177
Combined mpg**         65.7 (ISG)       62.7 (ISG)       47 (ISG)          41.5
CO2 (g/km)                  122                  124                  149                  156
CO2 (g/km) with ISG   113                  119                  140                  —-

* Figures stated are manufacturer’s estimates

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