The Stinger and the BMW 320d x are, in a sense, related: both cars rolled off the assembly line of the Kaliningrad Avtotor, where they were produced by SKD. Transport tax is lower for BMW: by nine thousand per year.

Finally, we put the Stinger against the BMW, however, the third series. The fourth did not work. The only "four" that we managed to find was equipped with active steering - and we have never seen anything more monstrous than this inadequate system. They noted for reference that the liftback was noisier than Stinger, and returned it where it was taken. If anything, the all-wheel drive 430i can be bought within 2.7 million rubles, as the most popular two-liter Stinger GT Line, but the BMW equipment will be poorer.

And for comparison with the editorial car in the Prestige version (the second on sale), the mass sedan of the third series is much more appropriate. We do not consider the two most popular versions 318i and 320i with weak gasoline engines. But the next most popular (by a huge margin from others) 320d x is the most that neither is a competitor. For the 2.4 million we spent, you can buy a car in a decent configuration, developing an impressive 400 N • m.



According to Reislojik's data, a BMW with a couple of people in the cabin can easily reach 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. The Stinger is heavier and, losing in traction, gives out 7.2 seconds on the same stretch of normal road. Objectively, Kia's result is not bad. The manufacturer would have put something similar in the passport data, no one would have complained. The car is very dynamic, but I liked the "three-ruble note" more with the settings of the power unit. It is more convenient to control the thrust, the actions of the engine and the machine are better coordinated.


To adequately assess the chassis performance, I had to go through several BMW cars with different suspension options. On the usual one - the "three-ruble note" is not as driver-oriented as the Stinger. He is still very expressive at high speeds. But BMW rounds out irregularities with better quality, although there is no need to talk about overall superiority in comfort. The sedan has less external noise, but the tires are just as intrusive, and the aerodynamic rustle is present even at low speeds.



Moreover, in this design, the sedan still feels comfortable. It is only slightly noisier and more vibro-loaded than a car with an unregulated suspension. The chassis can fold in a pit with sharp edges due to the lack of energy capacity, but in most cases it holds up decently on bad roads, even with a low-profile Run Flat. The Stinger cannot boast of such composure, although it is already noticeably quieter.



Passengers are freer in the third series sedan. In terms of headroom, he surpasses both the Stinger and the "four". It is also better to look out the window from the "three-ruble note". But the fit on the sofa here is more vertical than in the Stinger, the sofa is stiffer, and the backrest is less orthopedic. In Kia, the roof is as close as in the "four" - and here and there the riders pay for the swift silhouette.


By the size of the trunk (406 liters), the Stinger plays with both the sedan and the BMW liftback, which each have 480 liters. However, only a repair kit is provided for them, and a stowaway is stored under the Kia floor. The Germans do not give data on the available space with the rear sofa folded in the "three-ruble note", but it is known that in the fourth series, due to the transformation, the volume grows to 1300 liters versus 1114 liters in Stinger ...


Things to know (Q&A)

What Audi competes with BMW 3 Series?

The 2021 Audi A4 Beats the BMW 3 Series in Every Area That Counts. In the luxury sedan market, there are some big-name cars in competition.

What is the most popular BMW 3 Series?

For many, the E30 M3 is the most beloved, cherished, and important automobile out of the whole 3-Series lineup. The 200 HP Inline-4 engine was powerful enough to provide a thrilling ride in the nimble and compact chassis.

What's the difference between 330i and 340i?

Performance. Both 2017 BMW 340i and 2017 BMW 330i are equipped with engines that offer power, smoothness, and fuel efficiency. ... Being the more performance focused trim, the 2017 BMW 340i offers lower mpg ratings when compared to the BMW 330i.

What is the difference between BMW 330i and M340i?

Those numbers long since stopped corresponding to exact displacements, but bigger numbers still mean bigger engines: the 330i packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 255 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque, while the M340i uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that spins up 382 hp and 369 lb-ft.

Which one is better Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series?

A4 provides the mileage of 17.42 kmpl and 3 Series provides the mileage of 16.13 kmpl.
A4 vs 3 Series Comparison Overview.

Key Highlights A4 3 Series
Engine Capacity 1984 cc 1998 cc
Power 188 bhp 255 bhp
Transmission Automatic (Dual Clutch) Automatic (Torque Converter)
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol

What does the BMW 3 Series compete with?

1 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

The officially acknowledged true, long time rival of the 3 series BMW is the C Class Mercedes-Ben

What car is better than a BMW 3 Series?

The obvious rivals for the 3 Series are the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class . Both have their merits and in their most recent guises can make for more comfortable companions than the BMW along a bumpy road, but fall short for driver enjoyment.

What is the BMW equivalent to the Audi A4?

The luxury saloon market is dominated by the key premium German manufacturers. The compact-executive segment remains the largest market and is where the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 have been at the top of the class for a long time; toiling tirelessly against each other and the Mercedes C-Class for top spot.

Which is the best BMW 3 Series to buy?

The best all-rounder is the 20d . The 330d is very quick but the slightly slower 330i, which is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, is more flexible and responsive, and suits the new, finely honed 3 series better.

Which is the best BMW Series to buy?

The Best 2020 BMW Models

  • 1) The 2020 BMW X3. MSRP: $41,950. View Inventory. ...
  • 2) The 2020 BMW 3 Series. MSRP: $88,000. View Inventory. ...
  • 3) The 2020 BMW X5. MSRP: $58,900. View Inventory. ...
  • 5) The 2020 BMW 4 Series. Five Star Price: $45,945. ...
  • 6) The 2020 BMW Z4. Five Star Price: $12,000. ...
  • 7) The 2020 BMW 5 Series. Five Star Price: $13,289.

What's the most reliable 3 Series BMW?

BMW E90 3-Series

The BMW E90 3-Series is the most reliable BMW

Although the non-turbocharged BMW E90 3-Series aren't the most powerful, they're actually the most reliable. When the E90 debuted in 2006, the 325i was the base model. It came with a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine, which made 215 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

Which is better BMW 320i or 328i?

The 320i offers the lowest price and the best fuel economy, making it a logical budget buy. The 328i offers more power, more interior features, and more safety features.

Is the BMW M340i a real M?

the M340i just isn't an "M" car , in the same sense that the Mustang Mach-E isn't a Mustang at heart.

Whats the difference between the 340i and the M340i?

As fate would have it, both Bimmers are tuned. The M340i comes with a catless downpipe/charge pipe/ E50 setup, while the older 340i rocks a catless downpipe, intake, and an E50 tune of its ow

Is the M340i faster than M3?

When going for performance figures, the m340i is equipped with the same engine found in the M3. ... The m340i goes from 0-62 mph in around 4.2 seconds, a tad bit slower than the M3 , which accelerates to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. However, this does mean that the m340i has more practical usage of powe

What series is the BMW M340i?

3 Series

Six-cylinder engine returns with new M340i model. Part of the seventh 3 Series generation introduced for 2019.