Kia details European-spec Stinger, of course it features a diesel image

The South Korean automaker has recently made a bold move into the world of four door premium GTs by revealing the all-new Stinger model during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Now the carmaker has also decided to detail the anticipated European specification model – with the engine family including three entries, among them a still mandatory diesel. Aside from getting a 2.2-liter diesel, the European Stinger is mostly the same as the North American version. Additionally, we now know it will arrive at dealerships towards the end of the year, with pricing details revealed closer to the date. The automaker says the Stinger Diesel will probably form the bulk of sales in Europe, with the 2.2-liter engine packing 197 horsepower (147 kilowatts) and 325 pound-feet (440 Newton-meters).

The official estimates include a 62 miles per hour (100 miles per hour) sprint in 8.5 seconds and a maximum velocity of 140 mph (225 km/h). The diesel will also be exclusively mated to an eight-speed automatic but the buyers can opt for rear-wheel drive with an optional limited-slip differential or a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. The other two engines are the same as in the US – 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 252 hp (188 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) or the top player, the Genesis-borrowed new 3.3-liter V6 with 370 hp (276 kW) and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm).