|Class||Mid-size luxury car|
|Body Style||5-door liftback|
|Engine|| 2.0 L Theta GDI turbo I4 (petrol)
3.3 L Lambda GDI twin-turbo V6 (petrol) 2.2 L CRDi I4 (diesel)
The Kia Stinger is a mid-sized 5-door liftback manufactured by Kia Motors.
The Kia Stinger traces its roots to the Kia GT Concept from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show and the Kia GT4 Stinger from the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Designed by Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume at Kia's European studio and engineered by former BMW M Vice President of Engineering Albert Biermann, the car was unveiled at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. According to Guillaume, the Stinger's design was partially inspired by the Coca-Cola bottle. Testing of the car involved over 1,000 kilometers at the Korea International Circuit and 10,000 kilometers at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Stinger uses a shortened version of the Hyundai Genesis' front engine, rear wheel-drive platform with additional steel reinforcement and is offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower (259 PS; 190 kW), and a 3.3 liter twin-turbo V6 that generates 365 horsepower (370 PS; 272 kW) for the AWD variant.For the European and Korean markets, the Stinger will be offered with a base 2.2 liter CRDi diesel I4 that produces 197 horsepower (200 PS; 147 kW). All models are equipped with Brembo brakes and Michelin tires (18-inch on the base model, 17-inch on the CRDi model, and 19-inch on the V6 model). The sole transmission is an 8-speed automatic with five driving modes and paddle shifters.
For the Korean market, the Stinger will wear the new E badge, which symbolizes the core theme of "Engineered by Excellence".
Kia claims that the 2.2 diesel, 2.0 T-GDi and 3.3 V6 Twin-Turbo models will do a 0–100 kilometres per hour (0–62 mph) acceleration in 7.7, 6 and 4.9 seconds, respectively. Schreyer reportedly drove a pre-production Stinger GT at a top speed of 269 kilometres per hour (167 mph) on the Autobahn.
In June 2017, Kia Motors teamed up with GQ magazine to promote the Stinger as a "street style icon".
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