New 2017 Kia Stinger has now been revealed in European specification
Recently that Kia completely surprised us with the presentation of the new 2017 Kia Stinger European Version at the Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit (8 to 22 January 2017). Such a beautiful sports car with performance data that could only be dreamed of at Kia so far – that was almost too good to be true. Now we know with which specifications the Stinger comes to Europe.
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New Engine : A diesel
A total of three engines are available for interested customers: In addition to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 252 bhp – 260 lb-ft of torque and a turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine of the Stinger GT with 370bhp – 376 lb-ft of torque, there will also be a 2.2-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder. The latter was now presented for the first time at a presentation in Milan and according to Kia will probably be the best-selling engine in the Stinger. Therefore there are a few additional information for all Diesel fans: Produces 197 bhp, with 325 lb-ft of torque and an acceleration time of 8.5 seconds to 100 pace. The top speed is reached at 225 km / h.
The second generation of the Kia eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. For the first time, Kia is using a torque converter with a centrifugal pendulum that reduces torsional vibrations in the powertrain and can be found in aircraft and racing. Either the rear wheels or both axles are driven. For the rear drive versions, a mechanical locking differential is also available as an option.
M experience in the Stinger
As far as handling of the Stinger is concerned, we can look forward to the fact that Ex-BMW M development engineer Albert Biermann has accompanied and supervised the development trips on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. But even if the Stinger was tuned on the racetrack, we expect a faster GT than a pure-bred performance vehicle like the BMW M3.
Prices and market start
The really important data – when comes the Stinger now exactly and what will it cost – Kia unfortunately has still not announced. Therefore, it is still at the market start end 2017. We are curious, where the Stinger will be priced. For the top version it is probably more than 50,000 euros.
2017 Kia Stinger European Photo Gallery
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