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Kia Stinger — test drive “Behind the wheel”

I’m surprised the pressure with which the ultimately the newest Kia Stinger rushes in the League driving cars.

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In the body of a Stinger of the twenty-one item made by hot stamping. The driver sits 45 mm lower than the Optima, and sitting in the back row in the shoulders — 1391 mm… God, who is interested in this data? Is thought about them when I was painting the rear lights, soaring on the wings? Or features “gills” in the hood?

Emotions are what the test involved the Stinger! However, Stinger is not a raging fire. It’s a smart fire, the following rule backdraft: he’s hiding until you get a big breath of fresh air in the form of a twisting road or race track. And then there’s a flash.

The Power Of The Genesis

Stinger was born with the genes of the rear-wheel drive platform, known for the Genesis sedan G80. Aggression is not a sham, like the Optima or Rio. Through the side “nostrils” in the bumper really is air and is connected to the “gills” cut in the front fenders. Alas, even on pure Spanish roads there began to accumulate road dirt. The beauty demands victims.

The architecture of the tidy traditional Kia. The main difference — a big colorful display and layout of the speedometer right up to 300 km/h. the architecture of the tidy traditional Kia. The main difference — a big colorful display and layout of the speedometer right up to 300 km/h.

In Sport+ the engine makes a lot, and vigilance insuring electronics is reduced to a reasonable minimum.In Sport+ the engine makes a lot, and vigilance insuring electronics is reduced to a reasonable minimum.

The front panel is fashioned from nice materials and seems to wrap the driver. Korean brand give only a few keys.The front panel is fashioned from nice materials and seems to wrap the driver. Korean brand give only a few keys.

“Rate of fire” of the eight-speed automatic is only enough for public roads. On the track it needs to step up paddles.”Rate of fire” of the eight-speed automatic is only enough for public roads. On the track it needs to step up paddles.

Multiple modes of movement have entrusted a small washer near the selector.Multiple modes of movement have entrusted a small washer near the selector.

Rapid ultimately the newest silhouette, which became ninth Symphony Peter Schreier, makes it immediately clear that the rear passengers there is no one: Stinger — it for the driver. I didn’t believe it and climbed back. No confidence got a slap on the low doorway. Machine height of a meter forty.

Let them! Change the cramped back row “carpineti” of the workplace. Covered with napoy chair takes strong arms. Front panel with three nozzles of the Central air vents bears the imprint of the interior of the Stuttgart school. If we focus on the most! And materials decent. Soft plastic is found not only above the “waterline”. Metal door handles pleasantly cools the fingers. And when you cling to “grip” the steering wheel, and thought there is about how much stretch the skin on the rim.

Theta you do not have it

Of the three possible engines we are likely to see two gasoline two — liter “four” with the supercharged series Theta II engine and a 3.3 V6. The Europeans two-liter car will be available only with rear-wheel drive, and we have this Stinger can be purchased with all the leading. We are in a special position? Exactly. Since almost half of the sales of Kia vehicles in the Old world is in Russia.

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However, I am now in Spain, and therefore in my possession the rear-wheel “classics”. Two-liter “four” fills the parlor a pleasant baritone. Vibration is zero. My bit to reset the dampers make a torque Converter machine.

Selector in position D. I Give on gases, and Stinger without hesitation takes off under a light skid. The acceleration of the adult, but in the “comfort” box and tries to jump higher, introducing confusion into the gambling mood.

Simple seats are very comfortable and tenacious hold in the arms, even at high lateral accelerations.Simple seats are very comfortable and tenacious hold in the arms, even at high lateral accelerations.

The rear passengers head back with a low ceiling and not spoiled by the service: there are only additional deflectors.The rear passengers head back with a low ceiling and not spoiled by the service: there are only additional deflectors.

In sportbike all falls into place. The shock absorbers are pressed, the accelerator gathers into a fist, and a box of fun lingers in the lower gears. And Stinger becomes a monolith, absorbing turn-by-turn.

The front wheels are not loaded with torque, and it adds feedback. In fast turns the Stinger perfectly “shifted” in the best Bavarian tradition — is not included either in resonance, no excessive slipping. Albert Biermann, has long taught to ride “emka” BMW gave the Stinger the right driversi etiquette.

Hot stamping used in the manufacture of the body 21 of the element (marked in red). And the yield strength of steel amounted to 697 MPa. That’s a lot!Hot stamping used in the manufacture of the body 21 of the element (marked in red). And the yield strength of steel amounted to 697 MPa. That’s a lot!

Six-cylinder Stinger legally obtained signboard GT: this sports equipment.Six-cylinder Stinger legally obtained signboard GT: this sports equipment.

Two-liter turbo engine family Theta is likely to be the most popular. And it is logical: its capacity is sufficient.Two-liter turbo engine family Theta is likely to be the most popular. And it is logical: its capacity is sufficient.

Trunk outstanding not call (406 liters), but for most tasks it is enough.Trunk outstanding not call (406 liters), but for most tasks it is enough.

If a two-liter Stinger is good, what is GT with twin-turbo V6? He’s gorgeous. To feel the full extent of the desired track. And I found it. Under the mellow roar of the six Stinger is gaining first hundred in five seconds, and sensations in the back and in the stomach are forced to believe it.

Four-wheel drive GT with astonishing arrogance remains stable arc even with blatant provocations. Not to embarrass him and the Sport mode, the throttle response and escalates to the limit, and insuring electronics goes into the shadows and comes into play only when blatant mistakes.

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Even on European roads in the “gills” on the front fenders collects dust. What would we have?Even on European roads in the “gills” on the front fenders collects dust. What would we have?

I tried the rear-wheel drive GT. Even more adrenaline! And requires more delicacy in handling the pedals and the wheel. Ill-considered experiments can end in a ditch, especially if the washer motion is set to Sport+. But the skilled driver Stinger reciprocates: easily and very effectively sweeps the tail.

However, to go around the ring to the limit of the tires, not burning them in each stud, where amusement. Honestly, this is the most “German” “Korean”! Frank wheel, easy power sliding and high traction reserves provoke the search for new boundaries. The main thing — not to be lazy and use the petals for manual mode, otherwise the machine will switch at random: on the track he was already insufficient wits. As the brakes. No, the Brembo mechanisms are working perfectly, but the pads usual, “road”. Three combat round and all, overheating.

Accurate weapon

Stinger will appear in Russia in the first quarter of 2018. Beautiful, original and pretty damn fast. Right fast! He broke the hot asphalt that haven’t tried the wheel for Korean cars. On the territory where a very important image. The Stinger has everything to become a sort of Nissan GT-R in the world of sportsedanov. That was a little “air” sales, then the fire extinguishes. And the reverse thrust will work.

The “German” Korean car Rear-wheel Stinger with disabled stabilization system does not tolerate inept hands

Stinger Kia 2.2 CRDi

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Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDI

Length / width / height / base 4830 / 1870 / 1400 / 2905 mm

Luggage capacity (VDA) l 406/1114

Weight / total weight

1703 (1774) / 2260 (2325) kg

1642 (n. d.) / 2185 (n. d.) kg

1780 (1834) / 2260 (2325) kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valve 2199 cm3; 147 kW / 200 HP at 3800 rpm and 440 nm at 1750-2500 rpm

diesel, R4, 16 valve 1598 cm3; 188 kW / 255 HP at 6200 rpm and 353 nm at 1400-4000 rpm

petrol, V6, 24 valve, 3342 cm3; 272 kW / 370 BHP at 6000 rpm; 510 nm at 1300-4500 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

To 7.7 with

Of 6.0 with

With a 4.9

Maximum speed

230 km/h

240 km/h

270 km/h

Fuel/fuel reserve

DT / 60 l

AI-95 / 60 l

AI-95 / 60 l

Fuel consumption: combined cycle

5,6 (6,4) l / 100 km

7,9 (n. d.) l / 100 km

9,9 (or 10.6) l / 100 km

Transmission rear-wheel drive (AWD); A8

*In parentheses are the data for the AWD versions.

Kia Stinger — test drive “Behind the wheel”

Photo: Alexander Vinogradov and Kia

Kia Stinger — test drive “Behind the wheel”

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