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Key facts

2012 Kia Forte EX, 2014 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4560 mm
What size engine?
2 litre, 1999 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
175 PS / 173 bhp / 129 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
209 Nm / 154 ft.lb / 21.3 kgm @ 4700 rpm

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2012 Kia Forte EX technical specifications

Introduction

This automobile has a 4 door saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine driving through the front wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a volume of 2 litres. For this model it provides power and torque figures of 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) at 6500 rpm and 209 Nm (154 lbft/21.3 kgm) at 4700 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed automatic transmission.
2012 Kia Forte EX data
2012 Kia Forte EX, 2014 MY data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2700 106.3
Track/tread (front) 1552 61.1
Track/tread (rear) 1567 61.7
Length 4560 179.5
Width 1780 70.1
Height 1435 56.5
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 50 litres 11 UK Gal 13.2 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Kia
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1999 cc
(121.986 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 81 × 97 mm
3.19 × 3.82 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.84
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
175 PS (173 bhp) (129 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
86.5 bhp/litre
1.42 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
209 Nm (154 ft·lb) (21.3 kgm)
at 4700 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
104.55 Nm/litre
1.26 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 11.5:1
Fuel system direct petrol injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1313.8 kPa (190.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.960
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6½ x 16
Wheel size rear 6½ x 16
Tyres front 205/55 R 16
Tyres rear 205/55 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 262 mm
Gearbox 6 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.77
Final drive ratio 3.06
general
Carfolio.com ID297022
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Kia Forte EX added 2012-11-30.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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