The Chinese showed an electric crossover with a 48-inch displaySeptember 10, 2019
Chinese startup Byton brought its first production model, the M-Byte, to the Frankfurt Motor Show. In Europe, sales of the electric crossover should begin in 2021. Prices for the car start from 45,000 euros. The main competitors of the car are called Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron. The production of new items will be established at a factory in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
The length of the M-Byte is 4875 mm, so the crossover is larger in size than the Jaguar I-Pace, but inferior to the Audi e-tron. The main feature of the electric car is a giant 48-inch digital dashboard. This is the largest dashboard currently installed on a production car. The company emphasized that while driving a car, the driver and passengers will have the impression that they are in this “digital room”. Also at the center of the M-Byte steering wheel is a 7.0-inch screen, another 8.0-inch display is located between the front seats.
“We are on the verge of starting mass production. Work on the machine was carried out for two years. We did not start with a white sheet and in such a short time we came close to launching the car in a series. We also managed to create the necessary infrastructure on three continents with the main production in China, ”said Byton CEO Daniel Kirchert.
The crossover will be available in two versions. So, the novelty can be equipped with a 270-horsepower electric motor mounted on the rear axle and a battery pack with a capacity of 72 kilowatt hours. With this setup, the Byton novelty can travel about 360 kilometers without recharging. The car can accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.5 seconds. Also for this modification, a high-capacity battery is available. When installed, the power reserve of the car grows to 460 kilometers.
The more expensive modification of the M-Byte is equipped with two electric motors and an all-wheel drive system. The power of the crossover exceeds 400 horsepower. The power reserve of this version of the car is 700 kilometers. Recharge batteries by 80% in just 30 minutes. The maximum speed for both versions is 200 km per hour.
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