Beijing Auto B40 will hit the China car market in February
Published on December 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Beijing Auto B40 will finally hit the Chinese car market in February next year, price will start around 120.000 yuan. The B40 debuted as a concept o 2010 at the Beijing Auto Show and the production version debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Small-batch production of the B40 started in September, mass production will start later this month.
Happily, we finally know for sure what will power the Beijing Auto B40. There will be two engines: a 2.7 liter four-cylinder with 147hp and 235nm, and a 2.4 liter four-cylinder with 140hp and 217nm. Both engines are very old and date straight back to the days of the Beijing-Jeep Cherokee. Earlier on we heard rumors about a Saab engine for the B40 but it seems that didn’t work out. Drive train: 4×4. Transmission: 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. Size: 4350/1843/1837, wheelbase is 2450, curb weight is 1830kg.