TheKia Stinger is one sports car that has made an impact on the auto industry. Shortly after its release, theKia Stinger won many awards and showed a whole new path for Kia Motors to take. Comfortable cars that were also known for their performance was a niche in the auto market that was lacking – known as gran turismo cars, or “GT” cars. To capitalize on that, Kia Motors has started a GT Line with theirKia Forte GT. The Kia Stinger and its GT trims started this, and some would say it can be traced back to how comfortable the Kia Stinger is as well as how well it performs against some of the most notorious “fast” cars – including the Ford Mustang.
Kia Stinger vs Luxury
There are many luxury cars out there that tout a lot of speed with a price tag to match, but when put up against the Kia Stinger GT, many vehicles fell short. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT has a starting MSRP of $38,350 (plus destination fee). Powered by a twin turbocharged 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine that can generate 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
The Porsche Panamera, powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine was nearly a whole second slower, able to accelerate up to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The Audi A7, powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, had the same record. A Mercedes-Benz CLS 550, a BMW 540i, and even the Jaguar F-Type – all of these vehicles easily cost more than $50k, and yet a consumer can get a vehicle that’s faster than all of them for less than $40k.
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:
See for yourself what makes the 2018 Kia Stinger such an exciting vehicle, right from inception. Take a closer look at the comparison in the video below between the Kia Stinger GT, the BMW 640i and Porsche Panamera. Testing was done by AMCI Testing, an independent company, and it included four tests (0-60 mph acceleration test, cornering test, a closed-course lap, and the slalom) designed to showcase the unique abilities of these vehicles.
Did you think this would be a fair race between the comparison of a Kia and a Porsche. Yes, yes. Yes, indeed! Most readers would be surprised to know the 2018 Kia Stinger is as fast (yes, it is) reliable (yes, it is.) and stunningly cheaper than the Porsche Paramera. (Yes, of course!)
What really makes this competition unique is the price difference between both models. The Kia Stinger and the Porsche Panamera are both performance sportscars, but there’s a huge price difference between the two models. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT with Limited Slip Differential package is $41,250 (plus destination fees) and the 2018 Porsche Panamera with a 3.0-liter V6 engine has a starting MSRP of $89,600, which is more than double the cost of the Kia Stinger!!
The 2018 Kia Stinger GT produces 365 horsepower with 376-lb-ft of torque with a gusty twin turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine. The 2018 Kia Stinger also has a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine as well. The Porsche Panamera 3.0-liter V6 engine.
The 2018 Kia Stinger has wicked fast speed and gets up 168 MPH, and it accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds, which was faster than the Porsche Panamera. The Porsche Panamera accelerates from 0-60 mph in more than 5.1 seconds, hitting 192 MPH as a top speed. Remarkable speed and acceleration from the 2018 Kia Stinger to beat the competition.
Corner Steering and Turning Comparison
While the Kia Stinger is faster than the Porsche, it didn’t grip quite as well as the Porsche Panamera during the corner G-Force test, but it performed better than the 2018 BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport. Unless you’re traveling at very high speeds while turning, that’s not important enough to make any driver want a Porsche over the 2018 Kia Stinger.
Moving through a straight line while curving around cones presented no problem for the Kia Stinger as it was only 0.2 seconds slower than the the time the Porsche Panamera 3.0-liter V6 achieved. Moving fluidly, showing the ultimate response speed that owners of the 2018 Kia Stinger can expect fast performance that’s exactly what makes the ride so exciting.
Closed-Course Lap Performance
In the closed-course lap, the 2018 Kia Stinger was able to showcase that it’s more than just a sporty looking vehicle. In the test, the Stinger proved to be a fast vehicle with impressive speed and performance as it completed the closed-course lap ahead of both the Porsche Panamera and BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport with a time of 45.70 seconds. Yeah, that’s right, the Kia Stinger beat the BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport in all four tests.
See For Yourself
Has the 2018 Kia Stinger impressed you yet? It has impressed us a great deal. From the low price, the edgy speed and remarkable handling, the Kia Stinger is truly something new and exciting.
Visit us at Miami Lakes Automall to experience the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger for yourself. Our professional staff can’t wait to show off this brand new vehicle to you for a test-drive (we love to ride in this vehicle as much as you will). We’re open seven days a week and every day is a great day to test out this fast-moving, super exciting 2018 Kia Stinger.