2011 Hyundai i40 1With the brand new Hyundai i40 is blowing a storm on the car of the middle class. After the South Korean manufacturers here so far with little success Sonata could not score right, the company wants the 4.77 meters long, specially developed for the European market newcomer make future Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia Co. and lives more difficult. The five-door car with a coupé-like sloping roofline is smooth in September as initially drawn pleasing, practical estate version without additional suffix also the way to commercial customers before the end of the year the limousine rolled up to the German dealers.2011 Hyundai i40 2The signs of success are good: Features a chic and eye-catching rear surround, extending from the front wheel arches along the door handles stretches to the far-reaching in the flank rear lights, the Hyundai i40 makes a good figure. He has plenty of space for passengers and luggage and is positioned with a starting price of € 23 390 below the targeted competition. In addition, the interior impresses with quality materials throughout and makes a good impression of quality. The curved dashboard with the narrow center console and looks tidy is not cluttered with buttons and switches. Not only the driver and front passenger can enjoy a generous space, the rear passengers have adequate space to the front and top. For a particularly airy and bright environment, the optional reaching over both rows of seats electric panoramic sunroof makes the price of 1.410 €. Despite the coupe-like roof line at the loading volume must be accepted no compromises: the rear – extra charge and electrical – wide-opening tailgate is a luggage compartment of 553 liters. After folding down the 60:40 split rear seat back can accommodate up to 1719 liters.
2011 Hyundai i40 3For the propulsion two gasoline direct injection engines are available with 1.6 and 2.0 liters and a 1.7-liter turbodiesel in two power levels with 85 kW/116 hp and 100 kW/136 hp for election. The smaller of the 99 kW/135 hp gasoline engine delivers, the brand-new 2.0-liter gasoline unit to 130 kW/177 hp. According to experience in this segment, the diesel engine to play a larger role; Hyundai expects them with a diesel share of more than 50 percent. First test laps at speed-limited Scandinavian roads attest to the respective higher gasoline and diesel decent performance. Convince both the crisp, briefly stepped six-speed gearbox and the six-speed automatic transmission can, as is comfortably set up suspension. Consumption peaked in both engines, however, by about two liters of the specified standard values ​​of 6.8 and 4.7 liters. The two diesels are available at an additional cost of 400 € as a “blue” versions with start-stop system and rolling resistance tires, and then to be content with an average of 4.3 and 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.2011 Hyundai i40 4



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