The American division of KIA released a promotional video dedicated to the new K5 GT. The video claims that the Korean sedan surpasses the rear-wheel drive BMW 330i in handling and acceleration on dry asphalt. The source of this data is indicated as the AMCI Agency.
Front-wheel drive K5 KIA GT rear-wheel drive BMW 330i is more powerful: the first is equipped with a 2.5-liter turbo engine with 294 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque, while “turboservice” 2.0 330i generates 255 forces and 398 Nm of torque. “On paper,” the Bavarian sedan is faster than the Korean one: it takes them 5.6 and 5.8 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph (97 kilometers per hour), respectively.
An off-camera announcer compares models for handling on dry and wet surfaces, as well as for acceleration on dry asphalt, and voices the AMCI data: the BMW 330i is losing out to the KIA K5 GT in these indicators. Allegedly, this is why the latter’s drivers “have to compete with each other”.
The KIA K5 GT debuted in July of this year. It was equipped With a t-GDI turbocharger, which works in tandem with an eight-speed “robot” with two “wet” clutches. An all-wheel drive transmission with an electro-hydraulic rear axle coupling is available as an option. The K5 GT accelerates 1.6 seconds faster to “hundreds” than the Optima GT, which was equipped with a 245-horsepower engine.