Selected as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, the Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine features the latest innovations in engine technology to deliver an unsurpassed 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class standard 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway EPA fuel economy rating.
The engine’s most notable feature is its use of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), the first to introduce GDI technology to the subcompact category. By precisely controlling the injection of fuel, GDI allows for better fuel economy, increased power and reduced emissions. The application of Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts allows for increased efficiency, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. Other elements resulting in reduced fuel consumption include an Alternator Management System, an offset crankshaft design, variable induction system and electronic throttle control. To reduce lifetime operation costs and increase reliability, the Gamma features a maintenance-free silent roller timing chain. The Gamma also uses innovative anti-friction coatings such as CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating.
Gamma highlights include:
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
D-CVVT (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts provide optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared to using it only on the intake camshaft including an improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency) and fuel economy (reduced pumping loss), and a reduction in hydrocarbon emissions
Roller Timing Chain - Helps increase the reliability of the Gamma 1.6-liter engine
Electronic Throttle Control - This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy
Innovative Anti-Friction Coatings - A Diamond Like Coating (DLC) was added to the tappets to help reduce friction in the valvetrain
Working together, the complete range of engine technologies produce an engine that offers:
Unsurpassed specific output at 86 horsepower per liter
Best-in-class standard fuel economy
Low emissions with ULEV certification
High reliability backed by a 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty
Several systems in the Accent contribute to optimal fuel efficiency. The vehicle can be equipped with an available six-speed manual or automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control, delivering smooth and efficient power delivery. Low-rolling resistance silica tires and a slippery shape (0.30 cd) reduce friction with the road and the air. This aerodynamic shape also includes a kicked up trunk edge, wheel arches which shield the tires and an optimized engine undercover. Finally, the Active ECO system modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. By turning on the Active ECO system, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world fuel economy.
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