The 5.0-liter V8 Hyundai G8BE or 5.0 GDi engine has been produced in South Korea since 2011 and is installed on top models of the concern, including cars from the premium Genesis brand. There are three generations of this engine, they are easy to distinguish by compression ratio: 11.5, 11.8 and 12.0.
The engine was installed on:
- Hyundai Genesis 1 (BH) in 2011 – 2013; Genesis 2 (DH) in 2013 – 2016;
- Hyundai Equus 2 (VI) in 2011 – 2016;
- Kia Quoris 1 (KH) in 2012 – 2018;
- Kia K900 2 (RJ) since 2018;
- Genesis G80 1 (DH) in 2016 – 2020;
- Genesis G90 1 (HI) since 2015.
|Production years||since 2011|
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||415 – 435|
|Torque output, Nm||505 – 520|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V8|
|Block head||aluminum 32v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||96|
|Piston stroke, mm||87|
|Compression ratio||11.5, 11.8, 12.0|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 5/6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai Genesis 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G8BE engine
- This is a very reliable engine and owners often complain only about fuel consumption.
- The main problems are associated with the rapid formation of carbon deposits on the intake valves.
- The main cause of thrust failures is the failure of the fuel pump in the tank.
- After 200 thousand km, timing chains are often pulled out and usually with phase shifters.
- It is also worth noting the high price and a small selection of spare parts for this motor.