Probably unknown to most, the Kia Stinger has a bit of BMW's German engineering though it didn't get it via the usual brand collaboration. Instead, the new KIA Stinger received some input from former VP of Engineering for the BMW M division.
Tired of the direction BMW's M division was headed, he now runs Hyundai's Genesis sub-brand and even Kia is getting some pointers from him. According to BMW Blog, the Kia Stinger had chassis and suspension input from Biermann, giving the sedan a leg up against German rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4.
Though the publication does think there's still room for improvement, the Kia Stinger is a well-rounded package for a performance Sedan. In fact, Randy Pobst from Tire Track likes it so much he performed a few doughnuts in the rear wheel driven Stinger GT.
Calling the Stinger a car that you buy "because of the way it makes you feel when you're driving it", Randy just couldn't keep the smile off his face while pushing the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 to its limits. Sure, it could use a diet but the Brembo brakes and almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution makes up for it.
Hyundai knew what they were doing when they sniped Biermann back in 2014.