We say this, not because this article is a subjective one, but because this KIA car is in fact the answer given by a car maker who 20 years ago did not exist on the car market in Europe , and this car can handle any comparison, even with German premium cars.
We’ve been testing the KIA’s new Stinger, equipped with the 2.2-liter CRDC 200 hp engine, a highly-performing GT with great real autonomy.
At that time, he was telling Autolatest and TesteAuto that this body was made by KIA for its top 370 hp engine, and on that 200 hp diesel, we could not figure out the dynamic chassis performance.
This time, we have to figure out, because we have a Stinger YELLOW, which has under the hood a engine with a cylinder smaller than diesel, but this “heart” beats on gasoline revolutions and is in fact one of the best engines for a Stinger in 2019.
MOTOR ON BENZINA 2.0 TGDI AND 255 HP
We say that this engine is the best solution for the simple fact that it does not have the costs of a V6 of over 350 hp, but even the disadvantages of a diesel, even if it is Euro 6 Temp B 2019.
The basic engine of the car reminds us of the new BMW 530i, which also has a two-liter engine, but with 10 hp less than this KIA propeller, which offers a maximum output of 255 hp.
The 4 cylinders are sufficient for KIA Stinger, as they are enough for any BMW that carries the 30i figures in the queue, that is to say, the engines with very high powers, but which offer an extremely good return, even when driven into the life of daily in major cities in Europe or the US.
HOW TO COMBINATE A 2.0 TURBO STINGER IN BUCHAREST?
To this question, diesel fans will say that we have a GT car with a fairly high gross weight that has a real gasoline consumption of over 15 liters for every 100 km and the diesel range is the perfect solution.
Well, gentlemen, this engine consumes only 10-12 liters in a crowded Bucharest, because the car benefits from a highly efficient Stop & Start system, like the 8-speed automatic transmission with the ECO function.
When we go outside the city, the new Stinger petrol can consume even 6 liters for every 100 km of driving if it is within the limits of the law, but when you can put the 255 hp without too much trouble, consumption becomes irrelevant.
For those who still regard the diesel as the best, we have to disappoint them by saying that this gasoline engine is displaying a real consumption of only 2 liters larger than the diesel engine, that is, who wants top performance, chooses all the time a gasoline engine.
REAR SUSPENSION BELT
Yes, it is true that Stinger, in its basic version, comes equipped only with rear-wheel drive, a solution criticized by many drivers who, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to drive a car in this configuration. We say that besides the few days of winter, when the snow is too high on the road, this Stinger can become a daily car.
In NORMAL mode, the car behaves admirably even when driving on a road with poor adhesion, because the ESP system corrects any error, and the transmission offers an elegant downshift that does not allow for loss of adhesion.
Unfortunately, this version exists with the AWD all-wheel drive, found on the V6, but only for some car markets, Europe is not part of them!
- Brand image
- Strong and refined gasoline engine
- Production quality
- Average consumption for 255 hp
- Refined AT8 box and 7-year warranty
- The best real guarantee in Romania-7 years Bumper-to-Bumper
- No AWD for the base engine
- Lack of a more powerful 2.0 T-GDI engine
- Small gasoline tank