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Segment: Medium

Kia refreshed in 2007 its flagship sedan model, the Opirus/Amanti, bringing more luxury and safety features in standard trim, while others were available as an option.

With a redesigned front-fascia, Kia hoped that it might get more customers into its showrooms to get an executive sedan. It was an interesting offer, with a good price/value factor but a design that could have been better. Way better.

On the outside, the addition of LED daytime running lights was welcomed by everyone, but the dual headlights system that resembled the old Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 was not an appreciated part of the car. The grille sported a grid-pattern that some could think was inspired by Cadillac. On top of that, there was no Kia badge at the front. In the back, the new taillights design featured vertical lines for the brakes and turn signals, while the bumper sported two exhausts mounted on the sides.

Inside, there was a new trim option with black leather and black trims. Also, the carmaker tried to offer better wood-plastic trims on the dashboard and door panels. Its new sound system and improved buttons on the steering wheel showed better quality than before.

Under the hood, Kia asked Mitsubishi for help, and the Japanese carmaker offered them a 3.8-liter V-6 engine paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. This unit came to complete the three engines lineup.

KIA Opirus/Amanti 2007 - 2010 5 Photos
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KIA Opirus/Amanti 2007 - 2010
  3 gasoline engines
  • 2.7L V6 5AT (192 HP)
  • 3.3L V6 5AT (234 HP)
  • 3.8L V6 5AT (265 HP)

KIA Opirus/Amanti 2.7L V6 5AT (192 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L V6 5AT (192 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2656 cm3
Power
141 KW @ 6000 RPM
192 HP @ 6000 RPM
189 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
250 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.9 in (5001 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.6 in (1,585/1,590 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3671.3 lbs (1665 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
21.6 mpg US (10.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
259 g/km

KIA Opirus/Amanti 3.3L V6 5AT (234 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L V6 5AT (234 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3342 cm3
Power
172 KW @ 6000 RPM
234 HP @ 6000 RPM
231 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
224 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
304 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.9 in (5001 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.6 in (1,585/1,590 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3737.5 lbs (1695 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
264 g/km

KIA Opirus/Amanti 3.8L V6 5AT (265 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L V6 5AT (265 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
195 KW @ 6000 RPM
265 HP @ 6000 RPM
261 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
257 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
348 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19.8 gallons (75.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.9 in (5001 mm)
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Height
58.5 in (1486 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.6 in (1,585/1,590 mm)
Wheelbase
110.2 in (2799 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.29
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3748.5 lbs (1700 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
20.3 mpg US (11.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
276 g/km
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