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2018 Kia Stinger Specifications

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by Kia Stinger, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger Administrator Staff Member

    Here are the latest Kia Stinger specifications:


    2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl engine, 255 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
    3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque
    2nd-generation 8-speed automatic transmission with 5 drive modes
    Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter
    Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control system (All-Wheel Drive models)

    Brembo® vented disc brakes with quad-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers
    Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) with 5-Modes
    MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension
    Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) with 5-Modes
    Staggered 19” Alloy Wheels with performance tires
    55% advanced high-strength steel construction.

    Wheelbase: 114.4 in.
    Length: 190.2 in.
    Width: 73.6 in.

    Driver Attention Alert (DAA), a Kia first
    Forward Collision Assistance (FCA)
    Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
    Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)
    Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
    Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
    Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  2. Jenny Wang

    Jenny Wang Active Member Founding Member

    This car has lots of cool stuff. All the features in "drivewise technology" are awesome! That sounds like a very luxurious experience for a car like this.

    What's so good about Brembo brakes? And what is torque vectoring?
  3. hej

    hej Active Member Founding Member

    Brembo is just a premium brand that makes brake hardware. Usually their stuff is sold as aftermarket performance parts, but some manufacturers put them on from the factory.

    Torque vectorying refers to controlling the engine power independently for each wheel. It's mostly to help the car carry a lot of speed when cornering, but it can also be good for acceleration in general. Be aware that Kia (as a lot of manufacturers are doing now) has a kind of "poor mans" torque vectoring, where they accomplish it by delivering equal power all around, and then reduce power on individual wheels by applying the brakes at those wheels.
  4. Jenny Wang

    Jenny Wang Active Member Founding Member

    Thank you for the explanation! So Brembo is an aftermarket brake company and people generally install Brembo brakes when they want something better than OEM. Got it! So it's pretty cool when the manufacturer uses them.

    Interesting about torque vectoring. I guess the car would need to be all wheel drive. Okay, so I see Kia has sort of a cheap way of doing it. I don't blame them. Keeping the price realistic is important also. And for me, I won't be getting the more powerful V6 or all wheel drive so it won't make a difference to me. Thanks again!
  5. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a quick little chart with some more specifications...


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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017
  6. Brian Keenan

    Brian Keenan Active Member Founding Member

    I never really thought about it but that 2.0 has a lot of power for such a small, gas sipping motor. The V6 is phenomenal. I notice premium is recommended for both. That's fine with me but I bet it'll make some people uncomfortable.
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  7. ballistic

    ballistic Active Member Founding Member

    even the corvette had less horsepower in the late 80s with the L98. although it had a lot of torque. about 350 ft lbs.
  8. hej

    hej Active Member Founding Member

    While I agree it's impressive for a 4 cylinder (it's more than the BMW 330i I had), pretty much every manufacturer has a turbo 4 with more or less those exact numbers. As far as the premium gas, that's just the way things are going these days. I think the majority of new cars require it at this point. Pretty much everything has gone high compression in order to meet the efficiency standards we have.
  9. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger Administrator Staff Member

    Right. Mercedes-Benz has a four cylinder running 375 horsepower in the CLA45 AMG. That's insane. And tunes currently bring it up to about 450...

    The Ford Focus RS has 350 horsepower and I'm sure tunes exist for it as well. We've come a long way with little engines!
  10. Blitz118

    Blitz118 New Member

    Anyone know the weight of the AWD model?
  11. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think anyone has those numbers yet, Blitz118. In the meantime, I'd like to update the thread with some more specifications and comparison numbers...

    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Audi A5 Sportback Kia Stinger
    Wheelbase (Inches) 110.6 111.18 114.4
    Length (Inches) 182.6 186.33 190.2
    Width (Inches) 71.9 72.55 73.6
    Height (Inches) 54.7 54.56 55.1

    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Audi A5 Sportback Kia Stinger
    Headroom front/rear (Inches) 39.9 39.92/37.28 39.4/37.0
    Legroom, front/rear (Inches) 42.2/33.7 42.6/36.4
    Shoulder room, front/rear (Inches) 54.8/54.3 56.4/54.8
    Cargo Space (cu. ft.) 17.0 17.0 TBA

    SOME COMPETITOR NUMBERS: (I know this is a bit of a mess. Sorry!)
    BMW 430i Gran Coupe BMW 440i Gran Coupe Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI Audi A5 Sportback 3.0 TDI
    Engine 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder 2.0-liter Inline four-cylinder 2.0-liter Inline four-cylinder 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine
    Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,200 RPM 320 HP @ 5,500 RPM 252 HP @ 5,000-6,000 RPM 190 HP @ 3,800-4,200 RPM 218 HP @ 4,000-5,000 RPM
    Torque 258 LB-FT @ 1,450–4,800 RPM 330 LB-F @ 1,380–5,000 RPM 272.9 LB-FT @ 1,600-4,500 RPM 295.0 LB-FT @ 1,750-3,000 RPM 295.0 LB-FT @ 1,250–3,750 RPM
    Transmission 8-speed Sport Automatic 8-speed Sport Automatic 7-speed dual-clutch 6-speed manual 7-speed dual-clutch
    Acceleration 0–60 mph 5.6 4.8 6.5 7.9 6.4
    Top speed 130 mph 130 mph 155 mph 148 mph 152 mph
    Fuel economy city/highway/combined 23/2/4/27 21/32/25
    Curb Weight 3,668 Lbs 3,799 Lbs 3,240 Lbs 3,306 Lbs 3,615 Lbs

    BMW 430i Gran Coupe $41,950
    BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe $43,950
    BMW 440i Gran Coupe $48,300
    BMW 440i xDrive Gran Coupe $50,300
    Audi A5 Sportback SE $40,641
    Audi A5 Sportback Sport $42,978
    Audi A5 Sportback S Line $45,007
  12. Brian Keenan

    Brian Keenan Active Member Founding Member

    Has anything changed since this original set of specs?
  13. ballistic

    ballistic Active Member Founding Member

    not that i know of. if anything has changed i hope somebody will post about it here.
  14. Mike_10

    Mike_10 New Member

    are 0-60 performance specs for the 2.0 ltr turbo released yet? I'm contemplating whether it's worth upgrading if all i'm doing is daily driving. If they offered a manual w/ the 6 cylinder then it'd be a different story.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
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  15. Jumpy

    Jumpy Active Member

    I wanna know about the 2.0T model as well. That's the one I'm shopping.
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  16. pat

    pat New Member


    Colors in and out, Model choices, Lease rates?

    Right now I know as much as I did in July.
  17. damtachoa

    damtachoa Member

    Those price for these cars are a joke. With add up features and options, they come out around $60K or above. Sorry German.
  18. david norman

    david norman Member

    Is there a chart that shows all 5 models with options?
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