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Specifications: 2012 Kia Optima

2012-04-18 13:28

GREAT LOOKS, BIG SPACE: Kia's new for 2012 Optima is one of the best-looking cars on the market with way space for five adults.

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ENGINE
Type: Four-cylinder, quad-valve inline
Displacement: 2359cc
Fuel supply system: multi-point injection
Max power 132kW @ 6000rpm
Max torque: 231Nm@4000rpm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Bore x stroke: 88?/97mm
Fuel type: Petrol

TRANSMISSION
Type: 6-spd auto/manual sequential from shifter or paddles

PERFORMANCE
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 9.5sec
Maximum speed: 210km/h
Fuel consumption: 8.7 litres/100km (combined)
CO2 emissions: 207g/km (combined)

DIMENSIONS
Overall length x width x height: 4845x 1830x 1455mm
Wheelbase 2795mm:
Overhang (front/rear): 965mm / 1085mm:
Minimum ground clearance: 145mm

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CAPACITIES

Passengers: 5
Fuel tank: 70litres
Cargo volume: 505 litres

STEERING
Type: Hydraulic rack-and-pinion
Minimum turning radius: 5.45m

BRAKES
Front: Ventilated discs
Rear: Solid discs
Anti-lock: Yes

SUSPENSION
Front: Macpherson struts
Rear: Multilink

WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels: 18" polished alloy
Tyres: 225/45 radials

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