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Kia Stinger Will Fly To 60 MPH In 4.9 Seconds

Kia Stinger Will Fly To 60 MPH In 4.9 Seconds

Kia surprised many back in January when it revealed the Stinger GT sedan. The rear-wheel-drive sedan is anything but a typical Kia, a trend that continues with the car’s performance stats, which include a zero to 60 mph time of around 4.9 seconds.

This week Kia revealed the car in South Korea and provided the additional statistics on the Stinger GT. It is worth noting that the 4.9 second figure is technically to 62 mph, so the actual North American figure will likely be a touch lower than that. Kia had originally said the company wanted

Of course, that statistic comes from the Stinger’s optional 365 horsepower twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic combination. Those who don’t want quite that much power in their Kia and opt for the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower.

In the grand scheme of things, a 4.9 second zero to 60 time isn’t mind-blowing. The newsworthy element and aspect that is difficult to wrap your head around is the fact we’re talking about a rear-drive Kia sedan here. Yeah, think about that.

You won’t have to think long. The Stinger GT will be on sale later this year.

 





 

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  1. SalCollaziano





    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1
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    The SS would literally shove Peter Schreyer's wannabe 4 series Gran Coupe so far into the rearview mirror it would be beyond comical.




    What happened here?




    SalCollaziano
    Just an FYI but it's been some time and things have changed a bit. The Stinger is capable of a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds and 12.7 second 1/4 miles out of the showroom. With stickier tires and basic modifications like intake and exhaust - it's actually going to be a pretty quick car. It's underrated and it appears there's actually 400hp at the crank along with 450 or so ft.lb. of torque. Kia did a pretty good job at making a comfortable cruiser that handles well, stays quiet inside and has the power to push you back in your seat...
    Jesda
    Performance cars are for companies looking to win over a skeptical public.

    I think GM is actually too successful at selling light beer and cheeseburgers to have to entice anyone with discounted filets.
    germeezy1





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    True, but clearly that isn't the defining characteristic of the market. Styling matters. Your 300 SRT8 has it. The Charger has it. The Stinger has it. The SS is clean and purposeful, but by most accounts lacks presence. Apparently, the market for a big sleeper sedan is very small!




    That my esteemed performance enthusiast is why I do not today own an SS. The Stinger is a high style cut price tangential 4 series Gran Coupe / Audi S5 Sportback competitor, and with one of the best in the business behind the design wrought quite well.
    Tone





    Quote Originally Posted by germeezy1
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    The SS would literally shove Peter Schreyer's wannabe 4 series Gran Coupe so far into the rearview mirror it would be beyond comical.




    True, but clearly that isn't the defining characteristic of the market. Styling matters. Your 300 SRT8 has it. The Charger has it. The Stinger has it. The SS is clean and purposeful, but by most accounts lacks presence. Apparently, the market for a big sleeper sedan is very small!
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