The European model will be available with a 2.2l Diesel producing 197hp (I guess derived form the unit with similar specs found in the Sorrento and Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe) in addition to the 2.0 Turbo petrol and V6 as in the US. All models with a self developed 8 speed Auto, so no manual option.
Sales wise, I do think these engines do sound a bit to powerful for the volume customer, whilst figures are on par with corresponding mid to higher end models form the Germans, Jag or Alfa Romeo, also inspecting car sale websites in European markets will reveal most 3/4 series are not so sexy 316/318/418 petrol and diesel specs, with Audi et all also selling teh vast majority in low powered, tax friendly - and to any US customer surely miserable sounding - small capacity petrol and Diesel form with 130 - 160hp. Also a reason the Lexus IS never even came close in sales, despite being a great alternative.
Drop in a 1.6 turbo tuned to 150hp, offer a company car friendly 1.7 diesel from the Optima, and watch sales take off. But like this, few enthusiasts with deep pockets (for taxing and insuring a high power car) will actually choose the Kia here, no matter how good it might be.....