2018 Kia Stinger Officially Debuted at 2017 Detroit Auto Show. After several years of waiting, Kia finally launched 2018 Kia Stinger at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. This RWD coupe-like sedan is inspired by GT concept that was unveiled at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Furthermore, the new Stinger is also dubbed as the South Korean automaker’s fastest and most expensive car to date. This is definitely not just an empty claim, especially because Albert Biermann, BMW’s ex-engineering chief is in charge of developing the chassis.
2018 Kia Stinger Specifications
This 2018 Kia Stinger RWD sports sedan is based on 2017 Genesis G80 platform, feature MacPherson suspension at the front and multi-link setups at the rear. This car’s wheelbase is measured at 114.4 inches, making it longer than some of its main competitors such as BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe, Audi A5 Sportsback and also Mercedes-Benz CLS. Moreover, due to the longer wheelbase, this car will provide more spacious cabin and cargo space compared to similar models in the coupe-like sedan class.
In terms of exterior visual, it is clear that 2018 Stinger’s stance, elegance, and sexiness are inspired by the 2011 GT concept. In addition, it looks even more striking thanks to the 18 inches wheels wrapped with 225/45 size tires. That is for the 4-cylinder model.
The higher-end V6 model gets a set of bigger 19” wheels with 225/40 tires on the front and 255/35 tires on the rear. Along with the 19” wheels, V6 model also gets Brembo brakes with 4-piston and 2-piston calipers on the front and rear respectively.
2018 Kia Stinger is meant to be a luxury coupe-like sedan. So, the real deal is definitely inside the cabin. The owners will be pampered by various modern and premium options such as 15-speaker Harmann/Kardon sound system, the large color touchscreen on the center console and very elegant Nappa leathers covering the seats.
In addition, 2018 Stinger is also equipped with various hi-tech driver assistance systems. Which is such as collision warning, blind spot, and cross traffic warning as well as adaptive cruise control.
Engine — 2018 Kia Stinger
2018 Kia Stinger will be available with two engine options. In charge of powering the base model is a 2.0 L turbocharged inline-4 engine, churning out 252 HP (255 PS) and 260-pound feet (353 Nm) of torque.
Meanwhile, the higher-end models will be powered by a more potent 3.3 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 365 HP (370 PS) and 376-pound feet (510 Nm) of torque.
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Both engines will be paired exclusively to a paddle-shifted 8-speed automatic transmission. Complete performance spec has not been announced. But, it is said that the 3.3 L engine has a top speed of 167 mph.
Meanwhile, the 4-cylinder engine is reported to hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds from a stand still. Furthermore, Rear-wheel drive is standard. And also, it comes with limited mechanical differential, but AWD with electronic torque vectoring can be optioned as well.
2018 Kia Stinger Price and Release Date
It is reported that 2018 KIA Stinger will hit dealerships this fall. Official pricing has yet to be announced. However, judging from its specifications, it probably will stand between Cadenza’s $32,000 and K900 $50,000 tag.
|0-62 mph||5.1 seconds|
|Top speed||167 mph|
|Price||$35,000 – $ 50,000|
|Release Date||this fall 2017|
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