2018 Kia Stinger GT Vs. 2018 BMW 540i

split screen comparison between the 2018 kia stinger gt and 2018 bmw 540i

Luxury sports sedans allow you to experience both the extravagant and luscious interiors of refined automotive design along with the thrilling power of peak engineering. These vehicles are built for pure luxury and don’t force you to choose between a comfortable experience when you drive and a vehicle that’s at home on the track as much as it is the road. Balancing these two characteristics is tough work. After all, the stuff that feels the nicest on the inside of a vehicle is also the stuff that weighs a vehicle down and makes it hard to accelerate quickly. Thankfully, a big and technologically-advanced engine is there to bridge the gaps.

Of course, German automotive manufacturer BMW is no stranger to the combination of luxury and sports. With the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, however, Kia has also entered the competition with a vehicle that has been taking down the biggest names in the game. Can it overcome BMW’s history? Let’s find out.

2018 Kia Stinger GT


2018 BMW 540i

365 horsepower Standard horsepower 335 horsepower
376 lb-ft. @ 1,300 RPM Standard torque 332 lb-ft. @ 1,380 RPM
42.6 inches Front-row legroom 41.4 inches
4.7 seconds 0-60 acceleration 4.9 seconds
40.9 cubic feet Maximum cargo capacity 18.7 cubic feet
Standard – Free Apple CarPlay Standard – Must pay to use
10 years/100,000 miles Standard engine warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
$32,805 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $58,200

Kia Stinger Beats Another Luxury Sport Giant

Going toe-to-toe with the 2018 BMW 540i, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT handily bests the German sedan. On the surface, you have a vehicle that bears many sporty design and styling cues. Once you get beneath the hood and inside the cab, however, you begin to see how many ways the Stinger beats the 540i.

For starters, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is faster. It’s not just faster to 60 from a dead stop, but has a higher top speed, courtesy of its larger twin-turbo engine.

On the inside, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT proves to be the more luxurious of the two vehicles. More legroom for front-seat passengers, greater cargo volume and Apple CarPlay that doesn’t cost anything make the interior experience luxurious and sophisticated in the Stinger GT.

Finally, a longer powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranty push the 2018 Kia Stinger GT into superior value territory. Oh, it’s also $25,000 less expensive than the 2018 BMW 540i which makes owning a BMW-badged vehicle the only reason to buy the 540.

You, in your Kia Stinger GT, will see that badge in your rearview mirror as you pass the 540i. For more information on the 2018 Kia Stinger GT or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. All pricing is at the final discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia today!