Kia brought members of the international media to the Russell Industrial Complex just a couple miles from Cobo Hall where the North American International (nee Detroit) Auto Show kicks off in the morning.
Kia are aiming for the Stinger to be the achievable five-door sports coupe. While many many scoff at this, with good justification, KIA snapped up Albert Biermann from BMW’s M division a few years ago and have spent considerable time developing the Stinger at “The Ring”.
The Stinger is roughly BMW 3-Series sized and will be offered with two different engines. A 2.0-liter turbo developing 255 horsepower and 260 torque, or a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 developing 365 horsepower and 376 torque. KIA is targeting 5.1 for a 0-60 MPH time.
More details will be forthcoming and no on-sale date was announced, though that may come tomorrow at the show. It will be interesting to see if KIA can execute on some very ambitious goals of taking on BMW, Audi and Mercedes with the Stinger.