Electric off-road car Bollinger added a removable glass roofSeptember 27, 2018
The company showed a new design of the five-door modification Bollinger B1
New York start-up Bollinger Motors showed a new design of the five-door modification of the electric Bollinger B1 off-roader. Now the model, in addition to the usual aluminum roof, was offered to be equipped with glass panels, which can be removed, leaving only the power frame.
Modular design Bollinger B1 will dismantle all glass panels: roof, side and rear windows. On the spot, there is always only a frontal and a frame. The doors are also removable. The serial production of SUVs will begin in late 2019, and the customer’s deliveries in 2020.
In August, Bollinger B1 was blown in a wind tunnel, finding that the lift on the front axle is higher than on the rear. The problem was solved by increasing the size of the air vents into which the headlights are now integrated, and by the transfer of the slots for the air outlet from the wings to the hood.
Bollinger B1 will be equipped with a twin-engine electric power unit with a capacity of 560 forces and 600 Nm of torque. To feed electric motors there will be a battery in capacity of 120 kilowatt-hours. From the place to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour), the SUV can accelerate in 6.5 seconds. Its maximum speed is 160 kilometers per hour.
The Bollinger B1 will receive a hydropneumatic suspension with the ability to change the ride height between 254, 390 and 508 millimeters. Angles of entry and exit of the SUV will be 56 and 53 degrees, respectively. The trunk volume with the folded rear seats and front compartment is 3185 liters.
For the first time, the Bollinger SUV (then in a three-door body) was shown in July last year, and in September – a five-door modification. A few months later tests began for the first prototypes – the cars drove through the “Road of Death” on the engineer’s Pass in Colorado.