Published: 19 Jan 2017
Kia Stinger specifications released
Ahead of the upcoming launch of the Kia Stinger in the UK, Kia has revealed the specifications that can be expected. Expected to join the Kia new car range in the third quarter of 2017, the Stinger will be the first rear wheel drive.
Kia Stinger engine options
With an entry level 2.2l four-cylinder diesel engine that produces an impressive 197bhp with 325lb ft of torque, it is set to have a top speed of 158mpph with a 0-62mph time of an impressive 8.5 seconds. A turbo charged petrol 2.0l four-cyliner that delivers 252bhp and 260lb ft of torque starts the petrol engine options. Top of the petrol engines is a turbocharged 3.3l V6 that produces 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds as well as 370bhp- a figure that out muscles the Audi S4 at 349bhp.
Available in both four-wheel and rear wheel drive, the Kia Stinger is set to feature an auto 8-speed gearbox as standard.
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Kia Stinger chassis
Almost 200mm longer than a BMW 3 Series at 4831mm, the new Kia Stinger is 1400mm high and 1869mm wide. Made from lightweight steel, the chassis is set to benefit from reduced levels of vibration, noise. Suspension is adjustable with Kia’s first adaptive damping system that’s has the Stinger tuned to offer agility when cornering and tuned to “provide optimal feedback to the driver”.
With five drive modes on offer, the Kia Stinger adjusts firmness and responsiveness of the variable ratio electric steering. Featuring 18” 225/14 R18 performance tyres and 19” 225/40 R19 ultra-performance on the GT model, Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers featuring at the front with the GT edition getting two piston calipers at the rear.
Kia Stinger Design
Speaking at the launch event earlier in the year, Albert Biermann who developed the Stinger commented “I think for the Kia brand, the Stinger is a special event because no one expects such a car – not just the way it looks, but also the way it drives. Describing the car as not an out and out track car but an excellent all round gran turismo”, he added “It’s a really sporty car but still a good all-rounder. It has a high handling level but is still comfortable and has a spacious interior”.
For more information about the Kia Stinger speak to a member of the Jennings Kia team today on 0333 414 9750 who will happily answer any questions that you may have.
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