a rather sizable update is coming to the kia stinger in 2021, including a nice power increase, a revised look, and some new tech.
Considering the current engine is widely reported to be underrated and more likely in the 380-390 hp range it looks like the only change they made to the engine is in its advertised hp.I'm willing to bet all they did was add the exhaust and do a small tune to optimize the gains from it if it's just getting a 15hp bump.
Tuners will be able to confirm that if ever KIA keep the 3.3t,, I am sure Tork or Burger will look at the it and be able to confirm if turbo, tune etc were changed or not.Considering the current engine is widely reported to be underrated and more likely in the 380-390 hp range it looks like the only change they made to the engine is in its advertised hp.
If the 2021 doesn't get the 3.5tt AND only has an advertised 380 hp AND doesn't have better fuel economy I'm going to take it upon myself to declare it the same exact engine, tune and all...
That's specifically for the Korean market. I suspect the 2.0T may be replaced in the US with the 2.5T as that would help the GT-line sell better. I would be very surprised if the 3.3T is updated to the 3.5T as that is not needed to boost sales, but it would be welcome.Don't know if you guys saw this. In addition to the above article, KCB is also claiming that the 2021 MY will keep the 3.3.
Bad news from South Korea where this information of Kia Stinger facelift emission certification has reached the internet and shows that the Stinger, known as CK, have passed it on June 12, with the 3.3-liter engine. That could mean two things, the South Korean model will keep the current engines...thekoreancarblog.com
Yes, that is in Korea. Though it's unlikely the USDM, or any other market for that matter, would get the new engine lineup while the KDM sticks with the old. That would be even more expensive, complex, and it just wouldn't make any sense.
With Kia, you will find concessions have been made to protect the vehicle and its 10 year 100k powertrain warranty. The Alfa likely uses higher boost and more aggressive tuning to get that higher output from a smaller engine. This can reduce reliability and durability.A.R. Giulia's have 2.9l displacement and bust 500hp stock. So, is an additional O.2l really needed to compete?