Poll: Kia Stinger GT or BMW 440i Gran Coupe?
Fashion-forward four-door cars with liftbacks are offered by a number of automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen.
The BMW is offered in a variety of flavors — it’s available with all-wheel drive, an efficient four-cylinder engine, and even a manual gearbox. But for this comparison, we’re focusing on the top-shelf 440i model, which is rear-drive.
Power is provided by a liquid-smooth 3.0-liter inline-six that’s rated at 320 horses. Maximum torque clocks in at 330 pound-feet. For better or worse, it’s only paired with a responsive eight-speed automatic gearbox.
This drivetrain combination can propel the 4 Series Gran Coupe to 60 miles an hour in as little as 4.8 seconds. As for fuel economy, you can expect 21 miles per gallon in urban driving and 32 on highway jaunts. Combined, it should return a respectable 25 mpg.
Focusing on Kia next, the brand’s gorgeous new Stinger certainly looks the part, with a beautiful body and aggressive cues, but does it have the substance to back that up?
GT models certainly do. They’re motivated by a 3.3-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 365 horses and 376 pound-feet of twist. An eight-speed automatic is standard, though you do have a choice of either rear- or all-wheel drive. For more economy-minded motorists, a 2.0-liter turbo-four serves base duty, delivering a more-than-respectable stable of 255 horses.
On the efficiency front, it doesn’t appear that the U.S. EPA has released any figures for the Stinger yet.
The Stinger GT starts around $40,000, about $10K less than the base 440i we’ve been talking about in this comparison.
Which of these stylish four-doors do you prefer? Compare them here and make sure to vote down below!
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Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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