2018 Hyundai i30N – Engine Sound, Drive and Design. 2018 Hyundai i30N – Drive, Interior and Exterior.
Hyundai i30N Technical Data:
GASOLINE: THETA 2.0 T-GDI (250PS)
Type: THETA 2.0 T-GDI, 16-valve MLA, DOHC E-CVVT
Capacity: 1998 cc
Power: 250 PS (184 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 353Nm @ 1,450 – 4000 rpm
Maximum speed (km/h): 250
0-100 km/h (seconds): 6.4
GASOLINE: THETA 2.0 T-GDI with Performance Package (275PS)
Type: THETA 2.0 T-GDI, 16-vlave MLA, DOHC E-CVVT
Capacity: 1998 cc
Power: 275 PS (202 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 353 Nm @ 1,450 – 4700
Maximum speed (km/h): 250
0-100 km/h (seconds): 6.1
The i30 N offers a new level of precision in its steering, delivering great value to the driver: its rack-mounted motor driven power steering system (R-MDPS) provides stability to the vehicle at high speeds and makes the car instantly responsive at lower speeds. The electric steering assist system located in the steering gear offers very high output and is designed even for track day driving with cup tires.
N Corner Carving Differential (with Performance Package). The strong cornering ability of i30 N is achieved by different new performance features, such as the N Corner Carving Differential (Electronically Controlled Limited Slip Differential). This allows driven wheels to turn at different speeds by applying different amounts of torque depending on the load transfer from the inner to the outer front axle wheel. Wheel slip in specific conditions is reduced and understeering on cornering minimised. The N Corner Carving Differential increases the maximum cornering speed and the fun to drive through corners from turning to early wind corner acceleration.
The i30 N’s front axle benefits from an enhanced lateral stiffness and reduced weight compared to the five-door version. The N Power Sense axle sends fast and precise feedback from the front axle to the driver, improving grip and transfering engine power to the road effectively .
The i30 N’s Launch Control controls engine torque when starting from the standstill, helping to launch the car like a professional race driver. Launch Control can be effectively used in N drive mode: with the off-switched Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the clutch disengaged, the first gear can be engaged immediately by releasing the clutch pedal within five seconds after full throttle acceleration.
Rev matching automatically adjusts the revs on the engine when the driver shifts from a higher to a lower gear. Consequently, depending on the drive mode, it allows smoother or sportier downshifts. The Rev matching button can be switched on easily by hand as it is located on the right side of the steering wheel.
By controlling the damping force, ride and handling and stability are both enhanced. Depending on the driving conditions, from daily trips to circuit driving, the vehicle’s performance can be adjusted. The use of a solenoid valve guarantees a precise and immediate damping force control. It allows the driver to influence the stiffness of the suspension with the push of a button.
Variable Exhaust Valve System (with Performance Package). Depending on the drive mode, the customer can select different exhaust sounds and thus manage to actively control the exhaust valve. The sound differs with the size of the valve opening. The twin-outlet active exhaust has several settings, allowing the car to increase the amount of exhaust sound from normal to decidedly powerful.
Drivers of the i30 N can choose from five individual drive modes in the N Grin Control System: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom settings, which can be activated by using the two dedicated buttons on the steering wheel. The different modes change the character of the car, adjusting the parameters of the engine, the dampers, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), N Corner Carving Differential, engine sound, steering and Rev matching. In the N Custom mode, drivers can select from Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport+ settings for each high-performance component to match driving preferences and road conditions.
The i30 N is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine available with two power outputs: the Standard Package engine delivers 250 PS, whereas the Performance Package engine’s maximum power is boosted to 275 PS. Both outputs deliver a maximum torque of 353 Nm and reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The overboost function, which is activated when reaching the maximum torque, further increases torque up to 378 Nm. The 250 PS version accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds, the 275 PS version in 6.1 seconds.