Kia Quoris will receive a “tuning” from the ex-head of BMW MSeptember 25, 2018
Ex-head of BMW M, and now the head of the sports division of Hyundai N Albert Birman will work on finalizing the flagship sedan Kia K900. The Korean manufacturer is confident that thanks to the so-called “Birman Effect” they will get rid of problems with dynamics and controllability.
The first Kia, created with the direct participation of a German engineer, became Stinger. In particular, Birman was engaged in debugging the chassis of the fastback. Later, he improved the driving characteristics of Genesis premium models: G80 and G90. Now he has to do the same with the updated K900, which will be released to the US market in a few months. “If you put good summer tires on him [Kia K900], you will be able to reveal your driving talent,” says Kia’s spokesman James Bell. “Customers looking for a driver car will be satisfied.”
In the US, the K900 is available only with a single motor – a 3.3 biturbo six with 370 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque. In other markets, the model will be offered with a 3.8-liter atmospheric “six” or V8 of five liters.
The Kia K900’s new generation of equipment includes LED optics, electronically controlled dampers, a multimedia system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, a digital instrument panel, and an intelligent background illumination of the salon, which has been worked on jointly with Pantone’s research center.