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Kia recommends regular unleaded for the 2.5T wich I find bizarre. I for one will be using shell 91.Any GT owners use regular? I'm assuming the hp gets bumped up closer to 300 with premium fuel.
 

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Kia recommends regular unleaded for the 2.5T wich I find bizarre. I for one will be using shell 91.Any GT owners use regular? I'm assuming the hp gets bumped up closer to 300 with premium fuel.
I think Kia tuned the engine to run on regular due to the highrer cost of premium fuel. This cars price is still a level where it is within reach of allot of peoples budget. That being said, this same group of people (me included) do not want to pay the additional $0.60 - 0.70 per gallion for premium. If I could afford a Porsche 911, or something similar I would not care about the extra cost. I was actually looking at a Stinger GT with the 255 HP 4 banger about a year ago, it does require the premium fuel. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I get your point. I would like to get the extra hp if possible by switching to premium.
Roughly 8$ more per week. And if ever it gets tuned, I'd add boostane to the mix.
 

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Alot of newer turbo cars are being tuned to run on regular 87 fuels, this has been going on since 2015. It's pretty wild to be able to get 290hp/311tq on 87 out of a 2.5L 4 cylinder turbo. The hyundai n performance line requires premium fuel in the 2.0 that's in their cars. Hyundai,kia,genisis are all the same so it's weird to see for sure and I understand the want and need to run premium as most of us are used to that in turbo cars.
 
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