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Rumor: Kia Stinger Pricing Revealed In Info Leak
If you regularly follow our blog, you will already know how excited we are about the speediest car in the Kia line-up.
Yesterday, we put together a piece talking about the rave reviews that the new model is receiving, and now it’s time to talk about how much you can expect to pay for the new Kia Stinger sports sedan.
There will be 5 different trim levels available at launch: Base, Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2.
The Base and Premium models will feature a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood, with the remaining trim levels powered by a V6 engine.
2018 Kia Stinger MSRP
It has been revealed that the base Kia Stinger model will start at $32,795.
For that price, you get a vehicle that delivers 255-hp and 260-lb.-ft. of torque, and which can go from 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 5.9 seconds. The Base model will come with a top speed that lands somewhere around 155 mph.
If you want to move up to the more powerful V6 engine, you will need to spend at least $38,895.
The top of the line version of the Stinger will come with AWD, and a starting price in the region of $51,000.
The engine used in the V6 Stinger is a 3.3-liter unit that cranks out 365-hp and 376-lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic, with the set-up able to take you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The top speed on the V6 models clocks in at 167 mph.
All Stinger GT trims come with an adjustable adaptive damper, where the driver can personalize chassis settings to adapt to the road conditions and climate.
The man behind this technology is Albert Biermann, the former boss of engineering for the BMW M class.
The Stinger was put through its paces at the famed Nurburgring test track, and Kia believes that their vehicle is ready to go head to head with the likes of the Audi S5 Sportback, the BMW 440i Gran Coupe, and the Infiniti Q50.
If the rumors are to be believed, US consumers may also soon get to see a V8 version of the Stinger, with the power output of that model expected to be around 400-hp.
Until that model is confirmed, drivers in the US will still have some really exciting 4- and 6-cylinder models to choose from really soon.