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European-Spec Kia Stinger Gets Diesel Power

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Following the debut of the new Kia Stinger sedan, Kia revealed the European-spec Stinger, carrying a new diesel engine we won't be privy to Stateside.

The Stinger package, platform, and design remains the same as the U.S.-spec model, but in addition to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, a new 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder will power the lithe four-door. The diesel pumps out 197 hp and a mighty 325 lb-ft of torque, enough to scoot the Stinger to 62 mph in a neat 8.5 seconds, charging toward a top speed of 140 mph.

If you're averse to diesel but still want your Stinger to take it easy at the pump, a report from Autocar previously hinted at a potential hybridized variant, in both traditional and plug-in forms. The report does mention the possibility of a full-blown EV variant as well, but given the Stinger's position in Kia's lineup, that might not come to fruition.

The European-spec 2018 Kia Stinger will hit dealer lots during the fourth quarter of this year.


Text Source: Motor Trend
 

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