2014 Equus drive out on competition

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2013 Equus drive out on competition

Hyundai Motor America today introduced the redesigned 2014 Equus premium luxury sedan in a North American debut at the New York International Auto Show with enhancements to exterior and interior design, vehicle dynamics, material selection, driver technology displays and advanced safety features. Equus has been an impressive success story for Hyundai; so far this year, Equus is the number-one shopped premium luxury sedan, well ahead of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS, and Jaguar XJ according to industry shopping analysis by Compete.

The 2014 Equus is powered by Hyundai’s 5.0-liter Tau DOHC V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, with a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its normally-aspirated premium luxury competitors. The Tau V8 engine creates this high output level while retaining exceptionally smooth power delivery throughout its rpm range, without the turbo lag and surge exhibited by some forced-induction engines.

The 5.0-liter Tau also features direct injection technology. This high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The 5.0-liter Tau has a high 11.5:1 compression ratio for greater thermal efficiency and output. It also has a bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH, as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.

This V8 engine offers premium engine technologies, including Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction diamond-like coatings (DLC) on piston skirts, rings and tappets. Even with these impressive power increases, fuel economy is estimated at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.

The Tau V8 engine is coupled with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability for enhanced acceleration and overall efficiency.

EQUUS VERSUS THE RIVALS

2014 Hyundai
Equus
2013 Lexus
LS 460
2013 Mercedes-Benz S550
Horsepower/Torque 429 hp376 lb-ft 386 hp367 lb-ft 429 hp516 lb-ft
Fuel Economycity/highway/combined 15/23/18 mpg 16/24/19 mpg 15/25/19 mpg
Transmission 8AT 8AT 7AT
Length 203.1 inches 200.0 inches 206.5 inches
Width 74.4 inches 73.8 inches 73.7 inches
Height 58.7 inches 58.1 inches 58.0 inches
Front Headroom 38.7 inches 38.0 inches 37.8 inches
Rear Headroom 37.6 inches 37.9 inches 38.5 inches
Front Legroom 45.1 inches 43.7 inches 41.9 inches
Rear Legroom 38.8 inches 35.8 inches 42.3 inches

News Source: [Hyundai]

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