Is the M brand being diluted?

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    Autocar tested a nice yellow stinger, they rated it as well. I live just up the road from their offices and have seen that actual car, it looks very nice.
     
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    What engine option would people go for if they bought a Kia Stinger? :?

    One couldn't really say that it fits the thread title of being an M car equivalent.
     
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    The V6 petrol, no question.
     
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    I just speced up a Stinger V6, then compared it to a Mustang V8 for £1.5k more.

    Sorry, no contest.
     
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    Brand new Kia Stinger or a less than three year old immaculate M5 with less than 11000 miles for a good few thousand less. Know what I would choose. Stuff the 7 year warranty etc lol
     
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    Err, very good point. No contest. (y)
     
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    Well, now you come to mention it......
     
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    I would imagine the Kia Stinger in top engine trim is a very good car but you have an M and you don't seem ready to desert it yet for the Kia lol
    I have never driven one and am prepared to be educated but I just cannot see it comparable to a proper M. I was out in the M5 earlier and gave it a proper bootful and bloody hell can it shift. Absolutely brutal but it also feels so balanced. Can a Stinger really compare?
    Someone in my village has a 17 plate X5M and good god that flies for such a big car, was bloomin surprised, X6M must be very similar.
     
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    I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting the Stinger is comparable to a M series car, just that it is a nicely styled Kia.
    For one thing the auto gearbox does not even have manual gear option, so it's hardly a sports car.
     
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    Must admit that I know nothing about it as I feel there are far more interesting/better second hand cars available for less so have zero interest in it but I would imagine as a new sporty style saloon car proposition it is quite appealing. Just think the name is utter crap. I keep hearing it in a Clarkson style voice lol
     
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    ///M? common as muck these days :mad:

    TTS M.jpg
     
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    ^ Maybe he's called Tim and has a stutter? :D
     
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    I saw an MX5. Not a pretty little Mazda, but an X5 3.0d with an M badge seemingly thrown randomly at the tailgate. I wish I'd taken a photo. Best laugh I had that week.
     
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