Spy Shots: BYD goes Completely Mad with the new Tang Ultimate Edition SUV

Spy Shots: BYD goes Completely Mad with the new Tang Ultimate Edition SUV

Behold! This is the completely mad BYD Tang Ultimate Edition, an extremely fast hybrid SUV from China. The regular BYD Tang SUV will be launched on the Chinese car market later tonight, powered by a hybrid drivetrain that will propel the vehicle to 100 kilometer per hour in only 4.9 seconds. The Extreme Edition however will be faster still, it will reach the hundred in 4.5 seconds (!!!) due to added lightness, wings, and racy tires. Amazingly, Chinese media say the Extreme Edition will become available as a limited edition on special order, but BYD has not confirmed this yet.

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This is the regular BYD Tang, is based on the petrol-powered BYD S7. Price will start around 300.000 yuan before green-car subsidies, which can be as high as 60.000 yuan for a hybrid, so sticker price at the dealer will hover around the 250.000 yuan ($40.200).

The hybrid drive-train consists of a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with 205hp and 320nm and an electric motor with 149hp and 200nm, good for a combined output of 354hp and 420nm, making the Tang the most powerful mass market hybrid SUV in the world. BYD claims a 0-100 acceleration 0f 4.9 seconds, a pure-electric range of 85 kilometer, and a fuel consumption of two liter per 100 kilometer.

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The Tang Ultimate Edition comes with a much more aggressive front with an extremely low spoiler and air intakes on each side of the bumper.

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Oddly, the sidebar wasn’t replaced with something more aerodynamic, and the roof rails are still on the roof.  Rear bumper seems very impressive again, with lots of extra plastic and a race car-like set-up. Gold alloys are always good, and even better when they are topped by red brakes.

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Will BYD really make this mad machine? We surely hope so… More on the launch of the Tang tomorrow.

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[…] Китайская компания BYD выпустит экстремальную модификацию гибридного кроссовера Tang – Ultimate Edition. Новинка станет одним из самых быстрых массовых вседорожников с комбинированными силовыми установками. Шпионские фотографии кроссовера опубликовало издание CarNewsChina. […]

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[…] пристaвку Ultimate Edition в нaзвaнии. По части информации CarNewsChina, автомобиль довольно выпущен ограниченным тиражом и […]

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BYD has 100% gone nuts. They are literally pricing the Tang at $50,000 when the base S7 model only costs $20,000. The hybrid is ridiculously overpriced, unless they are somehow expecting $15,000 worth of subsidies to cut the price.

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The BYD Tang ultimate edition will cost 600,000 yuan or $96,000!

So, BYD has a SUV that can destroy any luxury SUV from the Germans?

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[…] BYD Tang vor China-Start: BYD bringt in der Heimat sein neues Hybrid-SUV namens Tang auf den Markt. Es bietet eine Systemleistung von 354 PS und soll es auf satte 85 Kilometer Elektro-Reichweite bringen. Der (subventionierte) Händlerpreis liegt bei umgerechnet rund 35.000 Euro. carnewschina.com […]

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[…] BYD Tang in the starting blocks: The Chinese manufacturer is introducing its hybrid SUV Tang on its home market. The 354 hp strong vehicle is said to offer an all-electric range of up to 85 km and comes with a price tag of around 250.000 yuan (40,200 dollars), after green-car subsidies. carnewschina.com […]

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[…] BYD Tang in the starting blocks: The Chinese manufacturer is introducing its hybrid SUV Tang on its home market. The 354 hp strong vehicle is said to offer an all-electric range of up to 85 km and comes with a price tag of around 250.000 yuan (40,200 dollars), after green-car subsidies.carnewschina.com […]