All-new Kia Optima K5 debuts, GT Variant with 2.5L turbo and 8-speed DCT

Arif · Jul 1, 2020 10:09 AM

All-new Kia Optima K5 debuts, GT Variant with 2.5L turbo and 8-speed DCT 01

A decade after the 2011 Kia Optima, Kia Motors has revealed its all-new Kia K5 mid-size sedan. The K5 features revolutionary design, all-new safety and performance enhanced “N3” platform, turbocharged engines, optional all-wheel drive, and high-impact technology.

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Going on sale this summer, the K5 will be available in four trim levels (LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX), with the adrenaline-fueled GT trim to follow later in the fall.

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The two turbocharged engines options offered in the K5 include:

2.5 L turbo GDI + MPI 4-cylinder engine (294 PS and 421 Nm), paired with the new 8-speed “wet” Dual Clutch Transmission (GT variant only) 

1.6 L turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine (182 PS and 264 Nm), managed by an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission (LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX variant)

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A first for Kia, the in-house developed, 8-speed “wet” DCT helps K5 establish credentials as a sports sedan

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The Kia engines adopt Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) functionality. All-Wheel-Drive is only available late 2020 with the 1.6 L turbo engine only. The AWD system is front-wheel-drive biased.

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Additional highlights include:

  • Suspension geometry optimized for sporty handling, responsiveness and stability
  • Increased average tensile strength and additional hot stamped parts makes for a solid body in white
  • Improved sound deadening materials result in a quieter and more premium cabin
  • Acoustic laminated windshield standard on all K5 trims

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