Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 seen testing in China

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B70 seen testing in China

New spy shots showing the Beijing Auto B70 testing in China. The Beijing Auto B70 is the four-door variant of the Beijing Auto BJ40.

The B70 debuted as a concept on the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, and the last time we saw it was on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show where it was called ‘B70V’. New reports in Chinese automotive media indicate Beijing Auto will ditch the B70 name tag altogether and go instead for ‘B40 4-door’.

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The B70 concept.

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The B70, or what it will be called, will be powered by the same engine as the B40; a 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 143hp and 217nm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission sending power to all four wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. Price will start around 170.000 yuan and end around 210.000 yuan. Launch on the Chinese car market is expected for Q2 2015.

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B70 concept. Only the alloys differ, and only slightly.

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