The very first spy shots of the new Beijing Auto C50E naked in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.
Beijing Auto says the C50E is based on their new M-trix platform, which is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3. The Shenbao D-series is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-5. BAIC, the mother of Beijing Auto, bought both platforms from GM in 2009.
The C50E will be powered by a direct-injection 1.5 liter turbo with 163hp and 225nm (earlier on we heard 170hp and 262nm). The engine is called ‘T-Power 150′ and will be used in various other Beijing Auto branded cars.
The Beijing Auto C50E concept car at the Beijing Auto Show.
Pics via: Autohome.