Chinese analogue of the legendary Mercedes-Benz GL appeared on sale

Chinese analogue of the legendary Mercedes-Benz GL appeared on sale

December 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

This is a full-size premium SUV Beijing BJ90, which since its inception has been positioned as a car for officials.

The luxury SUV Beijing BJ90 from BAIC, which is almost a complete analogue of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL, has been known in China for a long time. It is interesting that the Chinese model is called a copy of the “German” officially: the “Celestial” brand coordinated its production with Daimler. Local motorists got acquainted with freight cars three years ago, however, the SUV never appeared on the free market – the car was available only for government purchases. Now, specialized media reports that Beijing BJ90, similar to the Mercedes-Benz GL, can be purchased by anyone.

From the original Mercedes-Benz GL, the Chinese SUV features new bumpers, a modified grille and recycled optics. But their dimensions are similar: length – 5 171 mm, width – 1 995 mm, height – 1 860 mm, wheelbase – 3 100 mm.

 In the cabin of the budget analogue from BAIC there is a stylish steering wheel with a company logo, an improved center console with power buttons for the front seats, a new center armrest and modern multimedia with a grown-up touch screen. Under the hood of the all-wheel drive BJ90 hides one of the Mercedes tube engines: a three-liter 333-horsepower or four-liter with a return of 422 hp A couple of them is 9-speed automatic transmission.

For Beijing BJ90 with a “younger” motor in Chinese car dealerships, according to preliminary data, will have to pay out only 98,800 yuan. Top SUV is estimated at 128,900 yuan