2011-2013 Kia Optima & Hyundai Sonata Models Gain Estimated 7.6 Horsepower with K&N Air Intake

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K&N Air Intake Installed on 2013 Kia Optima 2.0L
K&N Air Intake Installed on 2013 Kia Optima 2.0L
Kia and Hyundai have done it again. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 Optima and Sonata have created such a buzz in the car world that they are flying off the shelves. Sharing the same power-plant, the Kia and Optima boast a powerful 2.0 liter motor force fed by a twin scroll turbocharger cranking out an impressive 274 horsepower. This is Subaru WRX territory. Both 2013 models were named by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) as top safety picks for the 2012 year. The rise to global recognition results in more aftermarket options for the Sonata and Optima. This is where K&N comes into the picture. A globally recognized company as well, K&N wasn't satisfied with a measly 274 horsepower from these mid-sized sports sedans.
K&N Air Intake for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata 2.0L
K&N Air Intake for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata 2.0L


In comes the 69-5309TS air intake system for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata models with the 2.0 liter turbo charged motor. Replacing the restrictive stock air intake system with this free flowing, mandrel bent, aluminum intake system, Optima and Sonata owners can see an estimated 7.6 horsepower increase to the wheels at 4,861 RPM. More horsepower and more torque gives the discerning owner more to play with on the highway. Air intake 69-5309TS provides fittings for the existing blow off valve, EVAP and vent hoses. It comes with a heat shield to block hot engine air and pull in cooler outside air. Owners of Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata models below are guaranteed to increase horsepower by installing this performance air intake system.
Dyno Chart for 69-5309TS Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Air Intake
Dyno Chart for 69-5309TS Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Air Intake


K&N air intake 69-5309TS comes with a high flowing air filter (RF-1048) that protects your motor from harmful dust and contaminants. Performance air filter RF-1048 is washable, reusable and it can perform up to 100,000 miles between cleaning, depending on driving conditions.

Installing a K&N air intake system is pretty easy and only requires a few common hand tools. K&N 69-5309TS comes with detailed installation instructions that take you through each step of the process with photo illustrations from an actual install. Performance air intake system 69-5309TS is also backed by K&N's legendary Million Mile Limited Warranty®. It is available for the following Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata models:

2013 KIA OPTIMA 2.0L L4
2013 HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0L L4
2012 KIA OPTIMA 2.0L L4
2012 HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0L L4
2011 KIA OPTIMA 2.0L L4
2011 HYUNDAI SONATA 2.0L L4

For all K&N Hyundai Sonata air intakes or all air intakes for Kia Optima visit KNFilters.com. Some related articles include the 2011 and 2012 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Owners Gain Horsepower with K&N Air Intake System and 2010-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with 2.0L Turbo Engine Releases More Power with K&N Air Intake. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.



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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.

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