Kia praises its new K5, saying it’s faster than the BMW 330i

Kia praises its new K5, saying it’s faster than the BMW 330i

October 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The South Korean automaker has posted a promotional video that “attacks” the BMW 3 Series sedan, saying it is too slow compared to the humble K5.

The business sedan, formerly called the Optima, has now received the K5 designation and it cannot be denied that it is a beautiful car in the mid-size sedan segment. It also boasts turbocharged engines, all-wheel drive available for some trim levels. In the GT version, the power is 290 horsepower. That doesn’t stop Kia from claiming that it boasts superior performance over the BMW 330i.

Which brings us to this curious ad for the K5, which says this front-wheel drive sedan is not only as powerful as the Bavarian BMW 330i, but ahead of it.

In particular, the small print says the K5 “runs” on wet or dry slalom faster than the 330i, and also has faster acceleration on dry pavement. However, the fine print also makes it clear that this refers specifically to the K5 GT versus BMW’s rear-wheel drive version of the car.

That is, if the 330i sedan has all-wheel drive, the South Korean novelty cannot be faster. In addition, during the K5 debut in June, Kia said the GT version could hit 100 km / h in 5.8 seconds, while BMW indicated that the rear-wheel-drive 330i sprints to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. seconds.

One thing is certain – the price. The base price of the Kia K5 is $ 23,490, which is nearly half the price of the 330i. Well, the maximum version of the model will cost $ 37,950.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote about how the Kia K5 makes a 360-degree turn in the air. The press service of the South Korean brand has released a video that captures the crazy jump of the premium Kia K5 sedan. The car made a 360-degree turn in the air, jumping from one ramp to another.