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Compare Kia K9 II vs BMW M3 G80

Reviews

Neoscore
76%
77%
Pros
  • Superb styling with elegance and sportiness
  • Naturally-aspirated V8 still available
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Great S58 engine
  • Good performance
  • Very high price
Cons
  • Kia is getting addicted to AWD
  • Very ugly front end

Variants

3.3 T-GDI
3.3 T-GDI AWD
3.8 GDI
3.8 GDI AWD
5.0 GDI AWD
M3
M3 Competition
M3 Competition xDrive

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft
Engine Oil Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
59.0 L / 15.6 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
M3505 kg / 1113 lbsM3 Competition480 kg / 1058 lbsM3 Competition xDrive480 kg / 1058 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Steering Ratio
15
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
3.3 T-GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.3 T-GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W5.0 GDI AWD275/40 R19 101W
275/40 ZR18 103Y XL (front) / 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3Front wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 CompetitionFront wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 Competition xDriveFront wheel tires: 275/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/30 R20
Turning Circle
12.2 mM312.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition12.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition xDrive12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
70 Ah
Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mmM3120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition xDrive122 mm / 4.8 in
Size | Height
1490 mm / 58.7 in
1433 mmM31433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition1433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition xDrive1434 mm / 56.5 in
Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
4794 mm / 188.7 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
1903 mmM31903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition1903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition xDrive1903 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front
3.3 T-GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.3 T-GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in5.0 GDI AWD1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1617.0 mm / 63.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
1605.0 mm / 63.2 in
Weight
3.3 T-GDI2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs3.3 T-GDI AWD2085.0 kg / 4596.6 lbs3.8 GDI1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs3.8 GDI AWD1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs5.0 GDI AWD2165.0 kg / 4773.0 lbs
1780 kgM31705.0 kg / 3758.9 lbsM3 Competition1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbsM3 Competition xDrive1780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs
Wheel Size
3.3 T-GDI18 in, 19 in3.3 T-GDI AWD18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI AWD18 in, 19 in5.0 GDI AWD19 in
18" (front) / 19" (rear)M3Front wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 CompetitionFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 Competition xDriveFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 20
Wheelbase
3105 mm / 122.2 in
2857 mm / 112.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
M34.2 secM3 Competition3.9 secM3 Competition xDrive3.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
M34.0 secM3 Competition3.7 secM3 Competition xDrive3.3 sec
CO2 Emission
3.3 T-GDI199 g/km3.3 T-GDI AWD213 g/km3.8 GDI192 ~ 196 g/km3.8 GDI AWD204 ~ 207 g/km5.0 GDI AWD231 g/km
M3248 g/kmM3 Competition234 g/kmM3 Competition xDrive228 ~ 231 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.33M30.33M3 Competition0.33M3 Competition xDrive0.34
Fuel Economy
21 mpg3.3 T-GDI11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)3.3 T-GDI AWD12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI AWD11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)5.0 GDI AWD13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
M310.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)M3 Competition10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)M3 Competition xDrive10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
3.3 T-GDIRear-wheel drive3.3 T-GDI AWDAll-wheel drive3.8 GDIRear-wheel drive3.8 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive5.0 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive
M3Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 CompetitionFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 Competition xDriveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6d
Engine
3.3 T-GDIG6DH3.3 T-GDI AWDG6DH3.8 GDIG6DJ3.8 GDI AWDG6DJ5.0 GDI AWDG8BE
S58B30T0
Engine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
3.3 T-GDI3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 T-GDI AWD3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 GDI3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc3.8 GDI AWD3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc5.0 GDI AWD5.0 L / 307.4 cu-in / 5038.0 cc
3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
Engine | Power
3.3 T-GDI370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD425.0 hp / 316.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
M3480.0 hp / 357.9 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition xDrive510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
3.3 T-GDI110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.3 T-GDI AWD110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI AWD83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in5.0 GDI AWD84.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
M3160.4 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-inM3 Competition170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-inM3 Competition xDrive170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
3.3 T-GDI510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.8 GDI397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
M3550 Nm / 405.7 lb-ft @ 2650-6130 rpmM3 Competition650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpmM3 Competition xDrive650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
3.3 T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.3 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDINaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine5.0 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine
Inline 6, turbochargedM3Twin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 CompetitionTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 Competition xDriveTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
59 L
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
M36-speedM3 Competition8-speedM3 Competition xDrive8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
M3ManualM3 CompetitionAutomatic SteptronicM3 Competition xDriveAutomatic M Steptronic

Production

Availability
3.3 T-GDI20183.3 T-GDI AWD20183.8 GDI20183.8 GDI AWD20185.0 GDI AWD2018 ~ 2021
M32020M3 Competition2020M3 Competition xDrive2021
Debut
2018 New York Auto Show
2020-09-23
Made In
South Korea
Germany
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