Kia Opirus / Amanti — TIMING CHAIN OR BELT?


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The Kia Opirus is an executive car (E-segment in Europe) manufactured by the South Korean marque Kia Motors. It was on sale between 2003 and 2012 as a replacement for the Kia Enterprise. As of 2012, this model was replaced by the Kia Cadenza, also known as Kia K7. In the United States, the Kia Opirus was known as Kia Amanti. The name “Opirus” comes from Ophir, a port city that appears in the Bible and was famous for its wealth.

The Opirus / Amanti was sold for a single generation in virtually all parts of the world. It was a four-door, front-wheel drive sedan. Kia’s intention with this model was to continue to gradually enter the luxury car segment. It was a vehicle that had a rather expensive development, with a large investment in R&D. It is considered Kia’s first premium vehicle, as the previous Enterprise was nothing more than a vehicle derived from the Mazda 929.

The Opirus used the same Y4 platform on which the Hyundai Grandeur was built, only slightly longer to accommodate the improvements of this model. In 2007, the Opirus / Amanti was renewed with a weight reduction and more powerful engines.

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Kia Opirus / Amanti. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Kia Opirus / Amanti models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Kia Opirus / Amanti.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Kia Opirus / Amanti I – First Generation (GH) (2003)

Sedan / Saloon

Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Kia Opirus / Amanti Sedan Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • G6BA 2.7 175 CV (2003 – 2006)
  • G6EA 2.7 189 CV (2006)
  • G6BA 2.7 165 CV (2006 – 2012)
  • G6BA 2.7 163 CV (2003 – 2006)
  • G6CT 3.0 GH300 188 CV (2003)
  • G6DB 3.3 247 CV (2008 – 2012)
  • G6DB 3.3 235 CV (2006)
  • G6CU 3.5 203 CV (2003)
  • G6DA 3.8 V6 261 CV (2008 – 2010)
  • G6DA 3.8 V6 267 CV (2006)
  • G6DA 3.8 V6 284 CV (2006 – 2012)

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