Audi S5 Sportback, BMW 440i Gran Coupe, or Kia Stinger GT? Comment your pick.
I never thought that the question above would ever be an actual question. Out of all the rivals that have been listed, I think the Stinger GT is really a direct competitor to the Audi S5 Sportback and the BMW 440i Gran Coupe.
Yes, the Stinger GT is made by a Korean automaker and wears a badge that doesn’t have much recognition, admiration or history. However, let’s not forget that it was created by three Germans who previously worked for Audi and BMW. The designers, Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume, both worked at VW/Audi. The engineering was lead by Albert Biermann, who was previously the VP of engineering at BMW M. And that’s why this South Korean sports car is aimed directly at the Germans with very minimal difference in drive, interior quality, and tech.
The fully loaded Kia Stinger GT2 I tested here carries a final price tag of $54,015. A similarly equipped Audi S5 Sportback costs $61,745 and similarly equipped BMW 440i xDrive Gran Coupe costs $63,490. The value is pretty clear. You just have to get rid of your brand bias.
𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝗜 𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘 👍:
- Performance stats are right up there Audi and BMW.
- Interior design/quality are neck and neck with luxury brands.
- Very stylish exterior.
- It’s something you’d never expect from Kia.
𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝗜 𝗗𝗢𝗡'𝗧 𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘 👎:
- Steering wheel cover needs to go.
- Everyone that won’t give this car a chance because it’s a Kia.
- Infotainment screen could be a little bigger.
🚗 2019 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD.
🥊 Rivals: Audi S5 Sportback, BMW 440i Gran Coupe.
💲 Price: $39,900 (base GT).
🔩 Engine: 3.3L twin-turbo V6 - 365-hp / 376 lb-ft.
⚙️ Transmission: 8-speed automatic.
🏎 0 to 60 mph: 4.7 secs.
🚀 Top Speed: 167 mph.
⛽️ MPG: 17/25 (city/hwy).
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