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KOUP Twin turbo?

#1
Im not to sure if this has been brought up? or if its true! but i was at my dealer today and the P.D.I. guy mentioned the KOUP coming out with a twin turbo version soon?

HOLY CRAP something along the lines of 250hp? again its all he say for me at the moment but i cant lie and say im not a little excited
 
#2
FydaForte said:
Im not to sure if this has been brought up? or if its true! but i was at my dealer today and the P.D.I. guy mentioned the KOUP coming out with a twin turbo version soon?

HOLY CRAP something along the lines of 250hp? again its all he say for me at the moment but i cant lie and say im not a little excited
Might be a "twin scroll" (not sure about spelling) turbo........ definetely not a twin turbo!
Normaly:
1 exhaust mani=1 turbo
2 exhaust mani=2 turbo
 
#3
Matemorh said:
Might be a "twin scroll" (not sure about spelling) turbo........ definetely not a twin turbo!
Normaly:
1 exhaust mani=1 turbo
2 exhaust mani=2 turbo
back in 1987 i saw a 3.8L Thunderbird at the test track in Dearborne, it had 2 superchargers (not a typo) on it. we only saw it take two laps, it just SCREAMED...then the transmission asploded.

Also seen a SHOP ELECTRICAL MANUAL (The skinny book by Ford, not the main shop manual; everyone used these instead) with the simple electrical diagrams) for a twin-turbo 25th anniversary Mustang, which wasnt produced.

Amazingly, none of these rumors were spread by the salesmen; just the engineers, mechanics, and so on. This was after BBS but before the internet (yeah, imagine that)

I'd love to see this...KIA owners are being sent a postcard with an online survey...two of the questions asked if we'd like a kit to make the 2.4L into 200HP ($750 kit), or offer cars with a 1.6L turbo 200HP ($1500 option), 2.0L turbo, a 300HP, or a 300HP all wheel drive ($5k option)

See my post with the screenshot

http://kiaforteforum.com/kia-forte-koup-sedan-forums/Thread-KIA-s-Koup-Survey-more-powerful-engines

post #6

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And yeah I'll be either buying another, or trading mine in...I'd take a second job and pick up aluminum cans at the roadside for a 300 HP KOUP! Dealers steal cars on trade-ins, I'll probably just keep it. Only have a $5k loan out on it anyways.
 

mschiavoni

Purveyor of fine Kias
#4
Rekoup said:
back in 1987 i saw a 3.8L Thunderbird at the test track in Dearborne, it had 2 superchargers (not a typo) on it. we only saw it take two laps, it just SCREAMED...then the transmission asploded.

Also seen a SHOP ELECTRICAL MANUAL (The skinny book by Ford, not the main shop manual; everyone used these instead) with the simple electrical diagrams) for a twin-turbo 25th anniversary Mustang, which wasnt produced.

Amazingly, none of these rumors were spread by the salesmen; just the engineers, mechanics, and so on. This was after BBS but before the internet (yeah, imagine that)

I'd love to see this...KIA owners are being sent a postcard with an online survey...two of the questions asked if we'd like a kit to make the 2.4L into 200HP ($750 kit), or offer cars with a 1.6L turbo 200HP ($1500 option), 2.0L turbo, a 300HP, or a 300HP all wheel drive ($5k option)

See my post with the screenshot

http://kiaforteforum.com/kia-forte-koup-sedan-forums/Thread-KIA-s-Koup-Survey-more-powerful-engines

post #6

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And yeah I'll be either buying another, or trading mine in...I'd take a second job and pick up aluminum cans at the roadside for a 300 HP KOUP! Dealers steal cars on trade-ins, I'll probably just keep it. Only have a $5k loan out on it anyways.
lucky you, my loan is $17,000 (out the door, finance fees and all)
 
#5
yeah i put down $15k lol. With tax, title, license, everything else was 20400 (19280 purchase). I was saving for years and years...could have bought it cash but I need to repair my credit.

If they come out with a 300HP Koup...at $26k...I'm buying it, no matter what I have to do.
 

mschiavoni

Purveyor of fine Kias
#6
Rekoup said:
yeah i put down $15k lol. With tax, title, license, everything else was 20400 (19280 purchase). I was saving for years and years...could have bought it cash but I need to repair my credit.

If they come out with a 300HP Koup...at $26k...I'm buying it, no matter what I have to do.
haha nice... ill finance the bolt-on kit :p
 
#7
I paid 17k out the door about 150 over invoice... wow to be honest i didnt even look at KOUP's and im regreting that a lil bit! A) Because i thought they would be way more expensive B) it didnt fit my life style really... im not a racer but i do like my style lol
 

mschiavoni

Purveyor of fine Kias
#8
FydaForte said:
I paid 17k out the door about 150 over invoice... wow to be honest i didnt even look at KOUP's and im regreting that a lil bit! A) Because i thought they would be way more expensive B) it didnt fit my life style really... im not a racer but i do like my style lol
we didnt have any koup's with the manual tranny, and i WASNT waiting... lol
 
#9
I'm not sure which is less reliable, hearsay from a dealer employee or hearsay on a forum.

That said, the 2.0T used in the Genesis Coupe might be a candidate if they opt to engineer a transverse variant. But it's 210 HP, not 250.
 
#10
mkaresh said:
That said, the 2.0T used in the Genesis Coupe might be a candidate if they opt to engineer a transverse variant. But it's 210 HP, not 250.
Using the theta II 2.4L instead of 2.0L in the Gen. it might just be 250HP.
But I wouldn't not want to deal with all the upgrade needed to add around 100HP:injector, tranny, clutch, engine management, drive shaft, guage, and so on......
I'll just keep dreaming about the cheap 750$ +27HP:)
 
#11
i wouldn't hesitate to shell out the 750 for that upgrade either, that 250hp version probably is the DI theta II. i got one of those survey postcards but the web adress is smudged and i couldn't figure it out. wonder what that kit might include?
 
#12
Matemorh said:
Using the theta II 2.4L instead of 2.0L in the Gen. it might just be 250HP.
But I wouldn't not want to deal with all the upgrade needed to add around 100HP:injector, tranny, clutch, engine management, drive shaft, guage, and so on......
I'll just keep dreaming about the cheap 750$ +27HP:)
Me too! I like to keep things as simple as possible.
 
#15
panama88 said:
highly doubt we'll see either of the boosted engines ending up in the koup after they put the 2.0T in the genesis.
Hyundai only owns about 40% of Kia...seems like Kia can do what they like IMO.

This isn't like the Camaro always getting the shaft to the flagship Corvette in the performance department. I think Kia will cater to its new found audience, hence the survey they sent out a while back.

Not sure if you got the survey, but it asked opinions about a turbo FWD, turbo AWD and higher power NA motor setups.
 
#16
Interesting, but I didnt get one of these postcards and I have had my car for about 6 months. I did get an invitation to attend some event discussing thios particualr car and driving some surprise vehicle in Houston. But unfortunately I couldnt attend due to other commitments for that weekend.
 
#17
Hi..

There is impressive legroom and headroom back there, and even air-vents – finally a coupe that thinks about rear passenger welfare!

The boot of the Cerato Koup is shallow (because a full-size 18-inch spare alloy resides beneath the floor), but it’s also deep, affording 433 litres of space.

Kia has masterfully managed to combine good looks on the outside with sedan-like space on the inside. If only it had the ambience and equipment to match.
 
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