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2015 Kia K900 V-6 Rated at 18/27 MPG, V-8 Model at 15/23 MPG

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/9/2014 Alex Nishimoto

The 2015 Kia K900 will be the brand's first-ever rear-drive flagship when it lands stateside in the first quarter of this year. When the sedan debuted at the L.A. auto show, Kia was able to tell us everything we wanted to know save for one crucial detail: official fuel economy. Now, the EPA has released its estimates for both V-8 and V-6 models.

2015 Kia K900© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Kia K900 As you might expect, the V-8-equipped Kia K900 achieves the same 15/23 mpg (city/highway) rating as its platform-mate Hyundai Equus. In the K900, the 5.0-liter V-8 produces 420 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, down 9 hp from the Equus. Both sedans route power through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.8-liter mill in the V-6 Premium, an engine option not offered in the Equus, is rated at 18/27 mpg. The naturally aspirated six-cylinder produces 311 hp and 293 lb-ft, and also comes paired exclusively with an eight-speed auto.

We've only sampled the V-8 version so far, but we found a lot to like. The question is: will customers like it enough to choose it over a Mercedes, BMW, or Audi? For that answer, we'll have to wait until the 2015 Kia K900 goes on sale in the next couple of months.

Source: EPA

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