Engine Hyundai-Kia G6DL

The company assembled the 3.0-liter Hyundai-Kia G6DL or 3.0 GDi engine from 2016 to 2021 and installed it only on the Cadenza front-wheel drive sedan, as well as the similar Grandeur. This power unit was essentially a slightly updated version of the engine under the G6DG index.

Lambda 3.0L family: G6DE, G6DG, G6DL.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Grandeur 6 (IG) in 2016 – 2019;
  • Kia Cadenza 2 (YG) in 2018 – 2021.


Production years 2016-2021
Displacement, cc 2999
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 265 – 270
Torque output, Nm 308 – 317
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 75.2
Compression ratio 11.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Cadenza 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 210 (with attachments)

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G6DL engine

  • Like all GDi injection engines, it suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves;
  • The aluminum block is very afraid of overheating and it is better to monitor the cooling system;
  • The resource of timing chains is still unknown, because on its predecessor it was not very high;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and the valve clearance will have to be adjusted periodically.

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