The new 2021 model is meant to have the bi-modal exhaust as it will have the valve inside that opens in sport mode.Having got the Stinger bug and committed to one I have been watching youtube vids. Australia seems to have a bi modal exhaust option. Anyone know if it is available here in any form?
I spoke to the sales manager at my dealership and he confirmed the 2021 updated model will come with the adaptive exhaust as standard in the UK.The new 2021 model is meant to have the bi-modal exhaust as it will have the valve inside that opens in sport mode.
However if the rest of the exhaust is actually the same apart from that valve it makes me wonder if it will actually just make it quieter when not open and that current Stingers are running always open as there is no valve if you get where I am coming from.
As Dunc has said, I think in Sports mode and the fake sound on max it sounds great inside to me. Although the hooligan in me would kill for it to pop and bang like the AMG's haha.
Yes it will. My 2019 has one and there is no way a 2021 version wouldn't. Time will tell whether they raise issues like the early DPF filters.Won't the bi-modal exhaust also come with a PPF (Petrol Particulate Filter)?
Not necessariy a bad thing, as it's a reason to give the car a good run.
Did they say if it could be retrofitted? I've considering some sort of exhaust upgrade as it's definitely too quiet for me. In the US, Borla seems to be the most popular option but they're only available here as an import and pretty pricey.I spoke to the sales manager at my dealership and he confirmed the 2021 updated model will come with the adaptive exhaust as standard in the UK.
Quicksilver in the UK do Stinger exhausts but I have never heard one in person. The audio quality through recordings will never give a true feeling of what it is like and for me the most important is drone when cruising. That is something you will never know until you have one fitted and what one person thinks is fine would drive another crazy.Did they say if it could be retrofitted? I've considering some sort of exhaust upgrade as it's definitely too quiet for me. In the US, Borla seems to be the most popular option but they're only available here as an import and pretty pricey.
Would be interested to hear what others have done?
Without a doubt Kia will be at fault originally. I think it was the same guy whose car was even supplied with a service book that has 12 month/10k miles services too because they did not have the Stinger ones printed.That is a terrible story! I'd have no hesitation to believe that Kia is at fault here for telling the customer that the interval is 10k. Even their own website doesn't recognise the Stingers interval properly.
With regards to retro fitting, just the back boxes on the singer are £1200 alone, so the whole system would cost thousands I expect, plus the fitting with the valve controls etc.
What confuses me about the PPF thing is that early cars didn't have one, yet had a quiet exhaust, then the later cars with PPF are louder (Oli in the QS video above correctly says PPFs rob the car of it's noise). Therefore, there must be other parts of the exhaust that are different. You'd think this might be the back box design, but I have later back boxes on mine (I think) which are louder than the original, but you'd think that with no PPF AND later back boxes my exhaust would be really fruity - but it's not!