During the 8th Advanced Diesel Engine Technology Symposium held at the company’s Namyang R&D Center, Hyundai revealed a new diesel powerplant: the R-Engine.

The engine delivers 184 hp and a peak torque of 289 lbs-ft, and Hyundai claims it can compete any German or French engine. This will be put to the test when the engine goes into production next year, and the first recipients of this should be the 2010 Tucson and Sonata. Although we expect this engine to be used throughout Europe, there is no word yet if it will make it to the U.S.

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