KIA Optima GT, the most powerful KIA

The KIA Optima KIA Optima GT and GT Sportswagon are the most powerful versions of the range of the Korean manufacturer to date, and are distinguished from the rest of the range by having improved features.

kia-optima-gt-negroHas a plus interesting, and rivals against which it competes are more expensive. We talked about the Ford Mondeo, el BMW Serie 3, the Jaguar XE, a Volvo S60, Audi A4, Opel Insignia or the Volkswagen Passat among others.

The Optima KIA GT engine is turbocharged gasoline direct injection of 4 cylinder 2.000 cc, and produces 245 CV a 6.000 rpm. front-wheel drive with automatic transmission torque converter 6 speeds.

kia-optima-gt-blancoThe most important technical features that distinguish the Optima GT from the rest of the range are: model-specific suspension dampers riding series of varying hardness, the larger brake discs and address technical assistance reconfigured. On the other hand, in terms of aesthetics, also they change the bumpers, the brake calipers are painted in red, wheels 18 ” tires 235/45, exclusive interior details, leather upholstery and seats designed to provide better holding, among other things.

The Optima sedan GT accelerates 0 a 100 km/h en 7,4 seconds, while the family does in 7,6. Moreover their maximum speeds are 240 and 232 km/h, respectively.

kia-optima-gt-blanco-traseraDispose of 3 driving modes, ECO, Normal and Sport (like so many other vehicles), but as negative point we do not have a custom mode where the driver can select and manage different levels of acceleration, Gearshift, address, suspension and engine sound.

A good choice if the bonus money in your decision that vehicle going to buy, but if not so you can find other alternatives that improve on several aspects. Yet, KIA evolution is clear and facelift a few years ago is giving good sales results at European and world level.

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.

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