2013 Hyundai Equus at Palm Springs Hyundai
Hyundai’s flagship 2013 Equus now in stock at Palm Springs Hyundai, Coachella Valley’s only authorized Equus dealer, successfully competes with the top luxury sedans in the world while at the same time adding a new level of customer experience to luxury car ownership. Since its introduction, the 2013 Hyundai Equus has blown away its sales and market share expectations.
In addition to providing state-of-the-art luxury styling the Equus also features Hyundai’s most powerful engine ever, the award winning direct-injected 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine, producing 429 horsepower and is coupled with an in-house eight-speed transmission providing Hyundai Equus drivers even more power and refinement. The revolutionary new luxury sedan continues to build upon momentum from last year’s extensive powertrain upgrades and a new White Satin exterior with Saddle interior as a new addition to the color palette provides Equus buyers with yet another attractive selection for 2013.
EQUUS HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013
THE POWERFUL 5.0-LITER TAU V8 ENGINE
The 2013 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 family was named to the prestigious Ward’s Ten Best Engines list in 2011.
The 5.0-liter cylinder bore was increased from 92 mm to 96 mm for a total displacement of 5.0 liters (5,038cc). In addition to the large displacement, direct injection technology has been added. This high-pressure direct injection system (over 2,200 psi) dramatically increases power and torque while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Compression ratio has been increased from 10.4 to 11.5:1 for greater thermal efficiency and output. The Tau also receives a revised bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.
This uniquely engineered V8 engine offers premium engine technology, 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. With its cutting edge sophisticated octane sensors, this high-performance powerplant will run well on either regular or premium fuel, creating yet another substantial benefit for Equus drivers. Even with these impressive power increases, fuel economy ratings are still 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined.
The Tau 5.0-liter V8 engine is paired with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability. The transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency by more than six percent compared to the previous six-speed.
Come see what the buzz is about around this beautiful luxury sedan and drive the all new 2013 Hyundai Equus at Palm Springs Hyundai today!