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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Kia Niro max engine RPM?

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Does anyone know what the max engine RPM for the Niro is?
The specification sheet lists it as
Max. power, bhp at rpm 104 / 5,700
Max. torque, Nm at rpm 147 / 4,000

but I can't seem to go above 5000 rpm in sports mode.
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but I can't seem to go above 5000 rpm in sports mode.
Well then, I'm gonna guess 5000rpm is the redline.
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As the Niro is designated as an economy car, I doubt it goes much past the 5000 you've attempted. Might be able to get a workaround with a tune...but don't see the point.
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Got it. Thanks guys
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Hi,

Does anyone know what the max engine RPM for the Niro is?
The specification sheet lists it as
Max. power, bhp at rpm 104 / 5,700
Max. torque, Nm at rpm 147 / 4,000

but I can't seem to go above 5000 rpm in sports mode.
I had the same issue with a 2009 Hyundai Sonata V6. It was rated 249 horsepower at 6,000 with 6,500 rpm Redline on the Tach. That thing wouldn't rev beyond 5,500 rpm. Even in manual shift mode, it would still upshift at 5,500. Not sure why they even bother rating the engine if they won't allow it to achieve the specs under real world driving conditions.
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To give the aftermarket tuners a reality check on how much more power they will get from a simple redline hack.

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Ah, the curse of the computer controlled throttle and transmission. The one that amazes me is that, even with full throttle if you touch the brakes, the engine goes to idle. Most cars, I suspect, are that way since the Toyota debacle.
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If you are trying to drive our econobox with a 10 second zero to sixty time like a race car, putting it in Sport means the engine may not return so quickly to idle but stay engaged. Almost doesn't matter as fast as the 240 or 360 V battery can spin up the engine when you ask for more power.

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If you are trying to drive our econobox with a 10 second zero to sixty time like a race car...

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In the 8,500 miles I've driven my Niro, I think I've redlined it two times. It's not a fast car. No point in trying to squeeze the juice out of a turnip. We bought these Niros because they have great fuel economy (and other reasons, none of which include "fast")

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In the 8,500 miles I've driven my Niro, I think I've redlined it two times. It's not a fast car. No point in trying to squeeze the juice out of a turnip. We bought these Niros because they have great fuel economy (and other reasons, none of which include "fast")
Truth. There have been a few times when I've really noticed that the Niro is shall we say, challenged, in the acceleration department. That's even in comparison to my 2001 VW Golf TDI with a whopping 90HP. Don't get me wrong, I love the car and I'm not disappointed in the performance, but there are times when the lack of giddyup is noticeable. I wouldn't trade the efficiency for more pep though, as you said, none of my reasons for buying the car included "sportiness"

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