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2018 (18) Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDi GT S 5dr Auto

Glasgow Fiat / Kia / Abarth (North)
Only £30,498
£3050 deposit
£443.27 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screen sat nav with TMCAdaptive cruise control
Apple car play/Android AutoAround View Monitor
Attention assistBlind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
Bluetooth audio streaming with voice recognitionDigital clock
Drive mode selectorElectric power steering
Engine start/stop buttonEuropean mapping upgrade
External temperature gaugeFront and rear parking sensors
Gear selection indicatorHead up Display
Lane keep assistLow washer fluid warning light
One touch facility for sunroofPower tailgate
Rear parking sensorSatellite navigation with rear view parking camera
Speed limiterSupervision cluster with 7" TFT display
Tomtom connected servicesTrip computer
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

DAB Radio with MP3Harman/Kardon Premium sound system with 15 Speakers + subwoofer and amplifier
Rear USB portSteering wheel mounted controls
USB and auxiliary socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight levelling
Automatic headlightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour side sill mouldings
Chrome door mirrorsChrome roof line trim
Dark chrome grille surroundDriver's door mirror memory
Driver's side wide angle mirrorElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Exterior grab door handlesFront and rear electric windows
Front drivers side windows/one touch up/downFront fog lights
Heated rear windowHigh beam assist
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED indicators in door mirrorsLED rear lights
Privacy glassPuddle lights
Quad tailpipesRain sensing front wipers
Rear wash/wipeShark fin roof aerial
Tinted glassUV-reducing solar glass
Welcome home functionWindscreen wiper de-icer

Interior Features

12V power points in front + rear centre consoles4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats8 way electric adjust front seats with memory
8 way electrically adjustable passenger seatAlloy pedals
Centre console storage boxCupholders in centre console
Door storage traysDriver seat memory function
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront door courtesy lamps
Front map light with sunglasses caseFront seatback pockets
Front/rear centre armrestsGearshift paddles
Glovebox illuminationHeated front seats
Heated outer rear seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable headrestsISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Leather and chrome trimmed gearshiftLeather dashboard
Leather trimmed door armrestsLeather trimmed steering wheel
LED interior illuminationLuggage area lamp
Luggage compartment coverLuggage net hooks
Nappa leather upholsteryRear armrests with cupholder
Rear assist gripsRear coat hooks
Reclining/sliding front seatSatin chrome interior door handles
Stainless Steel Scuff PlatesSuede cloth headlining
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelVentilated front seats
Ventilation ducts to rear compartment 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactAutonomous emergency braking
Brembo brake callipersBrembo braking system
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagDual front airbags
Electronic parking brakeEmergency stop signalling system
ESC + BAS + VSM + HACFasten seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivationHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Rear door child safety locksTraction control
Twin front and side airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm systemDeadlocks
ImmobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Smart key entry systemSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Technical

Limited slip differential 

Trim

Aluminium finish to centre console 

Wheels

19" Alloy wheelsTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.292CO2 (g/km)225
HC0.019Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.003Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC3342Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders6Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)28.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)36.2EC Urban (mpg)20.8

General

Badge Engine CC3.3Badge Power365
Coin DescriptionT-GDiCoin SeriesGT S
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0742D
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %78
NCAP Safety Assist %82Service Interval Frequency - Months6
Service Interval Mileage6000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7
Engine Power - BHP365Engine Power - KW272
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT376
Engine Torque - MKG52Engine Torque - NM510
Engine Torque - RPM1300Top Speed168

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1400Length4830
Wheelbase2905Width1870

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2260
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1114Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)406
Max. Loading Weight405Max. Roof Load90
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1855No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Stinger GT S

The Kia Stinger GT S makes a powerful statement on behalf of its brand. Would you buy one over an Audi S5 Sportback or a top BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe? Jonathan Crouch thinks he might....

Ten Second Review

Yes, it's a Kia. Yes, you might want one. No, this 'Gran Turismo' model isn't merely a copy of something German. Welcome to the Kia Stinger GT S. The looks don't lie.

Background

Did you ever imagine that one day, Kia would bring you something like this? The company itself did. What we have here is their so-called 'Gran Turismo', the Stinger, the first of quite a number of more up-market premium models the brand plans to bring you. It's quite something isn't it? The car has a stylised five-door hatch bodyshape closest in concept to sportier versions of mid-sized executive contenders like Audi's A5 Sportback and BMW's 4 Series Gran Coupe. Kia not surprisingly sees both these cars as close rivals, but also thinks that what's on offer here could appeal to people tempted by sleeker premium sports saloons in this segment like Alfa Romeo's Giulia, Volkswagen's Arteon and Jaguar's XE. The Stinger's a fraction larger than models of that sort and, as well as being more arresting to look at, is also better equipped and claims to be more dynamically focused, especially in the top 3.3-litre twin turbo V6 GT S flagship guise we'll be trying here. Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

Kia calls the Stinger a 'game-changer'. It's certainly very different from anything we've seen from the brand before. It's the company's very first rear-driven car and the first one truly able to take on premium European bands in terms of drive dynamics. Kia poached Albert Biermann, the former Head of BMW's M Performance division, to perfect these and the work that he and his team have put into this car at the testing Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack is immediately evident in this Stinger's impressively accomplished blend of high speed stability and crisp directional responsiveness. Adaptive suspension is standard on this top variant and all derivatives get a drive modes system that enables you to alter steering feel, throttle response and changes from the standard 8-speed auto transmission,all to suit the way you want to drive. The resulting package is good enough to be considered alongside anything you could experience in a rival German premium brand model. Three engines are on offer, with the 365bhp 3.3-litre twin turbo V6 you'll find in the T-GDi GT S flagship model we're trying here being the most potent one. From rest, 62mph flashes by in 4.7s en route to 168mph. You'll pay for that at the pumps of course but the Stinger's proper 'Gran Turismo' experience makes up for it. Think of this Kia being a kind of Porsche Panamera for the relatively well-heeled common man and you'll be closest to understanding the objective being targeted here. Like that model, it's a car in which you feel you could cross continents. But also like a Panamera, there's enough dynamic feedback here to keep you aware that much more than that is possible.

Design and Build

German brands need to understand that you don't create a 'Gran Turismo' simply by switching to a five-door bodyshape from an existing saloon and adding a rear spoiler. Designer Gregory Guillaume seems to have appreciated that better than his counterparts at Audi and BMW and, as a result, the Stinger's longer, lower and quite differently proportioned from anything else in the segment. Inside, you sit low on leather stitched figure-hugging sports seats, view a broad faux leather soft-touch-trimmed centre console and grasp a flat-bottomed three-spoke D-shaped wheel over which you can also view a head-up display. The 8-inch centre-dash touchscreen is one of the elements borrowed from cheaper Kia models, but it's been well integrated. There are definite hints of Porsche and Mercedes here - the stubby auto gearlever, the 'jet turbine'-style three chromed central round vents - but this cabin's much more than some kind of derivative Teutonic 'homage'. It has its own sense of style and quality too, with cool metal surfaces, stitched leather trim panels and beautifully damped switchgear. In the rear, what's on offer can't match the palatial standards of a rival Volkswagen Arteon, but it certainly out-classes those competitors from Audi and BMW and if you take a seat in a rival Jaguar XE after trying one of these, you'll feel like you're in a supermini. There's a decent 406-litre cargo area too.

Market and Model

It must have been difficult for Kia to know how to price this car. This flagship 3.3-litre T-GDI V6 petrol GT S variant comes only in a single fully-loaded spec and requires a £41,000 budget for ownership. In terms of its value proposition, well a directly comparable BMW 440i Gran Coupe M Sport will cost you about £4,000 more and is fractionally slower off the mark. Otherwise, you're going to need to think about spending between £7,000 and £8,000 more on cars like Audi's S5 Sportback and the Mercedes-AMG C43 if you're to properly match the proposition on offer here. Predictably, the Stinger GT S is better equipped than these rivals. You get 19-inch alloy wheels with red 'Brembo' brake callipers. And five-way-adjustable electronic adaptive dampers that allow you to fine tune the driving experience to the conditions. Inside in a GT S, softer 'Nappa' leather covers the seats and the driver is treated to adjustable side bolsters for added support. Plus there's a large sunroof, a powered tailgate. In addition, inside at this level in the range, you'll get a '360-degree around-view monitor', cooled ventilated front seats, heated rear upholstery, a wireless smartphone charger and a thumping 15-speaker Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound System with a subwoofer and 'QuantumLogic' Surround sound.

Cost of Ownership

Like other Stinger models, the returns of this top GT S variant are, in very rough terms, around 20% behind those you'd enjoy in a comparably powerful European rival. That's despite the provision of the company's 'Intelligent Stop-Go' engine stop/start system. Specifically, the figures are 28.5mpg and 225g/km. A lot of this is down to the car's hefty 1.8-tonne kerb weight. Before you despair of getting the prospect of Stinger motoring by your company accountant though, bear in mind that much of this shortfall can be countered by this Kia's significantly lower asking price. Even the predicted residuals aren't too bad bearing in mind the restricted levels of brand equity here, industry experts CAP reckoning that after three years and 60,000 miles, your Stinger will still be worth between 36 and 39% of what you originally paid for it. To give you some perspective, that's about the same as you'd get from a top BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and only a few percentage points off the class leader in this regard, Audi's A5 Sportback. Of course, these are only predictions and with a fashion-conscious product of this kind, the outlook can always be a touch uncertain. Nevertheless, if only on sheer rarity value, this Stinger can be expected to doggedly hold onto its value in a way that no previous Kia model ever has.

Summary

It's probably evident by now that we like the Stinger very much. It's certainly not the kind of car you would expect from this ambitious Korean brand, but in many ways it's the sort of model only Kia could have made. The styling's unconstrained by the need to reference other premium designs in the brand's portfolio because (for the time being at least) there aren't any. In the same way, the drive dynamics have been individually judged, giving this car a fluid, rewarding feel that fits perfectly with its 'Gran Turismo' billing. Once you've tried it, you'll feel a hint of compromise in most European rivals. We have a feeling that the sweet spot in the range might lie with the temptingly priced 2.0-litre petrol model rather than this V6 GT S variant, but either way, you'll get yourself an automobile that fundamentally feels like it's been created by people who like cars. A lot. That's a rarity in today's market. And it deserves your attention.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£443.27
Deposit£3050
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£30,498
Credit amount£27,448
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£13,787
Total amount payable£37,671.69
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.78p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Video walkaround Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDi GT S 5dr Auto

Explore this vehicle in more detail with our handy video guide. We’ll talk you through its main features, show you some of the highlights of the interior and exterior and explain why it could be the right fit for you.

The information in this video was correct at the time of filming. We have made every effort to ensure this video is an accurate representation of the car above. However, please contact the branch for full details.

Glasgow Fiat / Kia / Abarth (North)

915 Springburn Road, Springburn, G21 1LZ

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