Engine Hyundai-Kia G6DK

The 3.8-liter Hyundai G6DK or Genesis Coupe 3.8 MPi engine was assembled from 2008 to 2015 and installed in rear-wheel drive models such as the Genesis or the coupe created based on it. This power unit is also found under the hood of Equus and Quoris executive sedans.

Lambda 3.8L family: G6DA, G6DJ, G6DK, G6DN.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Equus 2 (VI) in 2009 – 2011;
  • Hyundai Genesis 1 (BH) in 2008 – 2014;
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe 1 (BK) in 2008 – 2015;
  • Kia Quoris 1 (KH) in 2013 – 2014.


Production years 2008-2015
Displacement, cc 3778
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 290 – 316
Torque output, Nm 358 – 361
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 87
Compression ratio 10.4
Features VIS
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 215 (with attachments)

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G6DK engine

  • The main problem of the motors of this series is the progressive consumption of lubricant;
  • The reason for the oil burn here is the rapid coking and occurrence of piston rings;
  • This is a hot V6 unit, so keep your cooling system clean;
  • After 200 thousand kilometers, stretched timing chains usually require attention;
  • The engine does not have hydraulic lifters, do not forget about periodic valve adjustment.

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