Optima Long: the fight with E-class

Optima Long: the fight with E-class


New KIA Optima will get a long wheelbase version. This sedan will be offered in the Chinese market, and in addition to size of it will be interior design. For example, a digital “tidy” and display media system will unite under a common glass, as the current Mercedes.

The distance between the axes at the long-wheelbase KIA K5/Optima is 2900 mm, which is 50 millimetres longer than the regular sedan. The total length of the model will increase from 4905 up to the 4980 millimeters. Judging by the photos, the Chinese machines will have a slightly different appearance: appears metallic inserts in the front bumper and back slightly podkorrektirovatj.

The interior is also changed. The dashboard, unlike the Korean cars, not recessed under the hood, and clustered with multimedia display. Both screen has diagonal of 12.3 inches. In addition, the Chinese sedans differently decorated centre console and tunnel trim.


In addition, the current K5 will change the gamma of engines. The base engine, long-wheelbase sedan will become the “turboservice” 1.5 family Smartstream developing 170 forces and 253 Nm of torque. In a couple of her old will offer a seven-step “preselection”. The second unit will be a forced two-liter engine with 240 forces and 353 Nm of torque, paired with vosmidiapazonnym “automatic”.

For comparison, in the United States and Korea for KIA K5 will be available turbo 1.6 T-GDi (180 forces and 265 Nm) with technology of continuous change of the opening time of valves CVVD.

Also, in some markets, the sedan will be units 2.0 MPI (152 of power and 192 Nm), 2.0 CVVL (strength 160 and 196 Nm) and 2.5 GDi (194 power and 246 Nm). Version K5 GT gets the 2.5 T-GDi power 290 forces and 455 Nm of torque, accelerates the car to a hundred in 6.6 seconds. The top engine is paired with eight-speed “robot” with two wet clutches.

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