The Kia Stinger has made its official debut in Malaysia and Naza Kia Malaysia (NKM) has two variants of the sports sedan on sale, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder GT-Line and the 3.3-litre V6 GT. Let’s take a closer look at the range-topping GT and find out whether can you justify its RM310k price tag.

The 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 serves up 365 hp and 510 Nm of torque, allowing the rear-wheel driven Stinger GT to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds onwards to a top speed of 269 km/h. If annual road tax is your concern, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder-equipped Stinger GT-Line is also no slouch, capable of completing the century sprint in 6 seconds flat thanks to 255 hp and 353 Nm of twist. Both engine options are paired to an eight-speed automatic as standard.

Engineered by former Vice President of Engineering at BMW M, Albert Biermann, the Stinger spent 10,000 km of development mileage at the Nürburgring Nordschleife so it has proper sporty credentials to boot. Question is, would you pick this over other mainstream German brands?

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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.