BAIC Senova D80
Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd., also known as Group BAIC, is considered the fifth largest manufacturer in the national car of China. Its potential is such, that for years Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG), he works with them for the development, manufacture and sale of vehicles on chinese soil. This collaboration not only affects the models of the brand of the star, but by using the joint venture with BAIC develop models tailored to local tastes.
These vehicles, designed ex profeso for the chinese market, they must have technological burden of the foreign partners (european brands almost all). This is by the restrictive standards imposed by the chinese government to foreign manufacturers who want to establish themselves in the asian country, because if you want to bite into a part of the juicy pie of your market, you must assign technology to the domestic manufacturers (assign technology to change to be able to sell their cars).
Interior BAIC Senova D80
This is what is going to make Mercedes-Benz with BAIC. In this case, and through the use of the platform of the previous generation E-Class the chinese brand is going to launch to the market up to three different models based on this platform. However, although these models sit on top of a platform that is no longer used Mercedes-Benz should not think that they are models out of date or with an inferior technology, since the design and quality of the platform of the old Class And even stripe, large-tall, and therefore will allow BAIC to offer vehicles with good dynamic behavior.
The new range of vehicles BAIC will maintain the configuration of the E-Class, that is to say, will be propulsion. In addition, it will have a range of mechanical composed only by blocks of gasoline. The first will be a 1.8 liters in the front turbo powered. The second mechanic will be a V6 3.0 litres in the atmosphere. These mechanics will be linked to a automatic gearbox (favourite of the chinese market) with a six-speed.
The first model that comes out of this collaboration could be the substitute for the BAIC Senova D80, a vehicle big that is sold only in the chinese market and that both for its exterior design as its interior finish, is a step ahead of the products that we have used chinese manufacturers.
Source – BAIC