2018 Kia Stinger Performance Outpaces the Competition

December 28th, 2018 by

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2018 Kia Stinger performance defies all expectations by bringing energy and control, and a luxurious interior, that puts even luxury nameplates to shame. It has been bred on the track and designed with driving purists in mind, so expect a pitch-perfect balance of pure power and artful refinement.

Highlights include:

  • Up to 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque
  • Zero to 60 MPH in 4.7 Seconds
  • Mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD)
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ Electronically-Controlled Transfer Case
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control

Kia Stinger Engines

The Kia Stinger draws its boundless energy from one of two turbocharged engines:

  • 2.0L Twin Scroll Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Makes up to 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.3L Twin Turbocharged V6: Makes up to 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.

You can expect revolutionary performance with that kind of power under your command. Fittingly enough, the 2018 Kia Stinger makes zero to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds.

Here’s how rival models compare:

  • 2018 BMW 440i Gran Coupe: 4.8 seconds
  • 2018 Porsche Panamera RWD V6: 5.4 seconds.
  • 2018 BMW 640i Gran Coupe: 5.4 seconds

Kia Stinger Efficiency

The Kia Stinger might be profoundly powerful, but it also utilizes a cutting-edge body to glide through the air with ease and an 8-speed automatic transmission to perfectly refine power delivery. As such, efficiency scores come in at:

  • Four-Cylinder: 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway in RWD or 21 and 29 in AWD.
  • V6: Up to 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

2018 stinger turbo engine

Kia Stinger Performance Features

Whether zipping through the center of Ypsilanti or cruising around Dexter, the Kia Stinger performs like a natural born athlete by utilizing the latest performance features, including:

  • Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber
  • Mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD)
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ Electronically-Controlled Transfer Case
  • Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) Rack
  • Electronic Controlled Suspension
  • Rack Mounted, Motor Driven Power Steering (R- MDPS)
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control

Take the Kia Stinger Out for a Test Drive at LaFontaine Kia of Ann Arbor

The new Kia Stinger pushes past the exceptional to deliver undreamed of performance. To find out more, talk through special offers, or arrange a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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