Engine SsangYong G32D

The 3.2-liter SsangYong G32D gasoline engine was produced in Korea from 1993 to 2017 and was installed on many of the company’s models, such as the Chairman, Musso, Korando or Rexton. This motor was a licensed copy of the Mercedes M104 unit and was often called the M162.

Ssangyong gasoline engines: G16DF, G20D, G20DF, G23D, G32D.


Production years 1993-2017
Displacement, cc 3199
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 220
Torque output, Nm 310 – 315
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 89.9
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive double row chain
Phase regulator at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for SsangYong Chairman 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • SsangYong Chairman 1 (H) in 1997 – 2014; Chairman 2 (W) in 2008 – 2017;
  • SsangYong Korando 2 (KJ) in 1996 – 2006;
  • SsangYong Musso 1 (FJ) in 1993 – 2005;
  • SsangYong Rexton 1 (RJ) in 2001 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the SsangYong G32D engine

  • This is a very reliable motor, but it is extremely important to monitor its temperature;
  • A viscous coupling is distinguished by a modest resource, and its breakdown immediately leads to overheating;
  • From overheating, gaskets are destroyed here and grease begins to ooze just from everywhere;
  • Most often, gaskets leak: U-shaped, cylinder heads and heat exchangers;
  • Also, poor-quality lubricant clogs oil nozzles and scoring appears on the pistons of cylinders 5-6.

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