Kia Motors will always be showing the automotive industry a new trick it seems. They either boast the title of the safest automotive brand, have the most hybrid vehicles in an automotive brand, or basically change the way the auto industry looks at Kia Motors with vehicles like the Kia Stinger. Recently, AMCI Global put the Kia Stinger up against luxury car automaker BMW. We’ve pit the Kia Stinger against a Porsche Panamera before, and we’ve challenged the Kia Stinger with fast and expensive sports cars. Time and again, the Kia Stinger comes out on top. AMCI Global decided to see for themselves – are the results the same? Read on to find out.
AMCI is a company that aims to change the way consumers interact with automotive brands by publishing opinion-based experiences and educating the common public with tests and studies that evaluate car brands and specific models. AMCI wants to provide consumers with brands they can trust and products that are as reliable as they are operational. Performing studies such as the “Trusted Automotive Brand Study”, AMCI talks to thousands of real-life consumers to get the gritty details about vehicles and brands they like and don’t like to find out what brands and vehicles consumers trust the most.
Kia Stinger vs BMW
Beyond what AMCI actually does, from time-to-time, they’ll do a comparison of sorts. Pitting the Kia Stinger GT (with limited slip differential) against, what a coincidence(!), the 2018 Porsche Panamera (powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine), and a 2018 BMW 640i Gran Coupe with the M Sport package. AMCI decided to test the Kia Stinger GT against these two vehicles in four categories:
– 0-60 Acceleration
– The “Slalom”
– Closed course lap
Is it really any guess that the Kia Stinger GT out performs on most of these?
–0-60 mph acceleration was bested with the Kia Stinger GT, accelerating in 4.6 seconds as opposed to the Panamera accelerating from 0-60 mph in 5.14 seconds and the BMW at 5.18 seconds.
– Cornering and G-Force measuring can be sketchy. AMCI says the Panamera beat the Stinger GT, which beat the BMW, but did they use the “Sport” driving mode? The Kia Stinger has several driving modes that can really change its performance and handling.
– So for those not in the know, a slalom is basically a zigzag between obstacles to test how well an automotive handles. Needless to say, the Kia Stinger won out, tied with the Panamera.
– Lastly, the Kia Stinger finished a closed course lap in 45.7 seconds. The Panamera was close with a record of 45.86 seconds, but the BMW was behind once again with a lap record of 47.78.
So, not only did the Kia Stinger GT spank the BMW 640i, but it’s a pretty even match with the Panamera. Need a little extra boost? The 2018 Kia Stinger GT has a starting MSRP of only $31,900* – less than half the price of the starting MSRP of a 2018 Porsche Panamera ($85,000*). Face it, the Kia Stinger kicks ass. Why wait? Find your Kia Stinger at Miami Lakes Automall.
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