2015 Kia K900
Offered with a V-6 or a V-8 engine, the list of standard equipment in the K900 features first-class accommodations and advanced technology. The range-topping V-8 equipped with the VIP Package adds additional luxury amenities including reclining outboard rear seats. The K900 Premium V-6 has an available Luxury Package and Technology Package.
The K900 introduces the first V-8 engine offered in a Kia sedan. The Tau DOHC all-aluminum 32-valve 5.0-liter engine produces 420 horsepower. The V-8 is mated to a new smooth-shifting, eight-speed automatic transmission. Shift mapping is variable depending on the driver-selectable settings of Eco, Normal and Sport, and each mode also adjusts the electric steering’s sensitivity.
The 3.8-liter Lamba V-6 produces 311 horsepower, making it the most powerful V-6 in the Kia lineup. Like its more powerful sibling, the V-6 also is mated to the same eight-speed transmission with gear ratios tailored to best match the engine application.
Open the door to the K900 and the same sense of elegant sophistication can be found within the luxuriously appointed cabin. The three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel is substantial and features controls for audio, cruise control, entertainment and vehicle information.
High-grade leather is found throughout the cabin on the V-6, which can also be optioned with soft Nappa leather in black or white with contrasting piping. A 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, including power lumbar support, is standard on both the V-6 Premium and V-8 Luxury models. A full-length panoramic roof with power retractable sunshade is standard on all V-8 models. Base model estimated miles per gallon: 18/27. Estimated starting price: $59,500.
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Compiled by Motor Matters