With the Stinger, Kia has improved its focus on the overall performance of its product. The aggressively styled sedan is a step forward for the South Korean carmaker as it takes on the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes. The Stinger shares its some of its dimensions with the Kia Optima – but is positioned above the latter due to its greater power, suspension and a more sleek and modern design – thanks to the Gregory Guillaume and Peter Schreyer.
It has a wonderfully sculpted design, fastback proportions and comfortable, luxurious, roomy interior. The engine is powerful and the drive is spirited. According to most of the automotive experts across the globe, the design team of Kia Motors has done a superb job in rolling out the perfect car to take on its European rivals. Striking a perfect balance between power and refinement, Kia’s engineers have done an exceptional job in taking on the likes of the high-end Germany automobile companies. The result of this is a finely tuned Stinger with a perfect blend of comfort, aggressive styling and impressive power.
The BMW 6 Series is available in various body styles including coupe, cabriolet and grand coupe. However, we will consider the 640i GT or the Gran Coupe, which is luxurious, large – and not a sports coupe despite being a sports car. In the last two model years, little has changed for the BMW. But how does it shine when pitched against a threatening rival that is punching far above its weight? Continue reading Kia Stinger vs BMW 6 Series
Kia has come a long way in the past few years, especially shedding its image of making stylish hatchbacks and CUVs that lacked the performance figures to go head to head against its rivals. With the Stinger, Kia has improved its focus on the overall performance of its product and yet maintains its design USP. The aggressively styled sedan is a step forward for the South Korean carmaker as it takes on the likes of BMW, Audi, Infiniti and other brands. The performance figures of the Stinger are sure to surprise you – but not as much as its modest price. Especially when you consider its German counterpart which is way above the Kia’s price bracket.
The BMW Gran Coupe 430i and 440i, on the other hand, complete the 4 series along with the Coupe and Convertible. While these have been traditionally a part of the 3 series, the upward naming is largely in response to Audi’s A5 range.
The Stinger shares many of its dimensions with the Kia Optima – but is positioned above the latter due to its greater power, suspension and sleek, modern design – thanks to the chiefs Gregory Guillaume and Peter Schreyer. Unlike most production cars, the Stinger matches the good looks of the concept car which first debuted in 2011. Its stance is wide and low with a sleek roofline complementing the aggressive grille at the front. This helps the Stinger stand out in a crowded parking lot. What’s more, stretching 190 inches long, standing at 55 inches and with a width of 77 inches (excluding mirrors), the Stinger is larger than most of the cars in its segment. Additionally, Continental’s 18 inch alloys shod in 225/45 R18 and suspended at front axle on MacPhersons add more substance to the Stinger’s design. It’s safe to say the Stinger makes plenty of heads turn on the road thanks to its beautiful, sleek and unique design. Continue reading Kia Stinger vs BMW Gran Coupe