New “Vietnamese BMW” are more expensive than German

New “Vietnamese BMW” are more expensive than German

September 8, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The first Vietnamese auto concern VinFast on Tuesday, September 8, showed the new President cross.

The cost of new items is 164 thousand dollars. The mintage of the new model will be limited to 500 pieces.

VinFast President has become the flagship variant of the Lux SA2.0 crossover. built on the architecture of the BMW X5 F15. Lux SA2.0, as a rule, is driven by a licensed variation of the BMW N20 turbo petrol engine with an output of 175 to 225 hp. The motor works in conjunction with a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission.

However, a different power plant was chosen for President. It is a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 hp. and 626 Nm of torque. This unit is purchased from GM Corporation. The newest car also has interior finishes with natural materials such as leather, wood and polished aluminum.

At the same time, even local experts point out that paying $ 164,000 for VinFast is at least strange. “It seems to me that the brand has done little to really stand out from its own foreign competitors,” said Dennis Lien, head of the Vietnamese consulting firm YCP Solidiance.

In addition, it was recently noted that photos of the new MG crossover were circulated on the Internet. It should be emphasized that there is currently no information on the powertrain lineup. They should be made public in the near future.