Cheap analogue “Gelandevagen” equipped with a 280-horsepower turbo engine

Cheap analogue “Gelandevagen” equipped with a 280-horsepower turbo engine

March 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

This is a more powerful version of the Beijing BJ80 SUV from BAIC. Recall, the updated SUV became available for purchase in the fall of 2019.

After last year’s update, the Beijing BJ80 SUV, which is called an inexpensive analogue of the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class, received a “freshened” appearance and a revised list of available options. Now, BAIC has offered customers in the home market an SUV with a more powerful engine. Recall that after restyling, the SUV got spectacular bumpers with silver accents, moldings, a stylish off-road body kit, two-tone body color, wheel arches grown up and much more. “Shod” Beijing BJ80 in 20-inch alloy wheels, flaunting red brake calipers.

 Due to the new body kit, as noted by the media, the SUV has become 85 mm wider.

Until recently, the all-wheel drive Beijing BJ80 was equipped with a single 2.3-liter turbo engine producing 250 hp. Paired with him worked 6-speed automatik transmission. Now, according to information from the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry, the SUV has a version with a three-liter 280-horsepower turbo engine. The arsenal of the model includes modern multimedia that recognizes voice commands, a premium audio system with 8 speakers and a powerful subwoofer, and much more. For rear passengers, by the way, a climate control unit is provided.

 In China, for the most affordable Beijing BJ80 they ask for 298,000 yuan. The maximum price for a car reaches 328,000 yuan. How much will the “charged” version of the SUV cost is not yet reported. For comparison, the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class in China is estimated at a minimum of 1,329,000 yuan.