Kia Stinger a diesel for Europe

Kia Stinger a diesel for Europe 1

Adjustments that mainly concern the engines proposed on this new “Gran Turismo”, since in addition to the two gasoline engines already available for the North American market, this one will present in Europe with a new diesel block.

After a short presentation by the French designer of the Stinger, Grégory Guillaume, the car comes out of a wooden box like a tiger coming out of its cage. I see directly the face of this Korean woman who had called me a lot last week. On photos, I found it a little too charged and without too much consistency. Visu, I nuance my words. The front remains indeed a little loaded. Between the air intakes on the bonnet, the Tiger Nose grille, the side air intakes and the front lights at too high a load, one wonders if Kia has not done too much.

Like the 2.0 Turbo and V6 biturbo, this 2.2 CRDI will be coupled to the 8-speed automatic transmission. It will allow the Stinger diesel to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 s and reach a maximum speed of 225 km / h. For comparison, the Stinger GT, equipped with the V6 of 370 hp, boasts a time of 5.1 s for a maximum speed of 270 km / h.

Kia Stinger a diesel for Europe

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