Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ40L is Ready for the Chinese car market

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ40L is Ready for the Chinese car market

Spy Shots showing the all-new Beijing Auto BJ40L, the four-door version of the Beijing Auto BJ40. The BJ40L debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and will be launched on the Chinese car market in October.


The BJ40 will be available with two four-cylinder petrol engines: the good old 2.4 with 143hp and 217nm, and a ‘new’ Saab-developed 2.0 turbo with 204hp and 280nm.

Beijing Auto Industrial Corporation (BAIC), the owner of the Beijng Auto brand, bought the rights to the Saab 2.0 turbo and Saab 2.3 turbo from GM in 2009, along with the rights to the platforms of the Saab 9-3 and first generation Saab 9-5.


The 2.0 turbo will also become available in the regular BJ40, and Beijing Auto is finalizing work on a super sporty version (pictured) of the BJ40 which will sport said Saab 2.3 turbo with 250hp! Bring it on…

7 thoughts on “Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ40L is Ready for the Chinese car market”

  1. “all-new”
    I don’t think so. This ole B40, or BJ 40, style has been around for quite a while now, albeit in a shorter version. We really haven’t seen anything new come out of Beijing Auto Works for some time. Senova, Yinxiang Beiqi Foton,next door, on the other hand have turned out some attention getters.

      1. First of all Tycho, I must apologize for my mistake. The BJ40 is not a BAW product, but rather a product of the BAIC independent, now referred to as BAIC Motor Sales, as seen in its website.
        http://www.baicmotorsales.com/. But it is just that we have been seeing this same model since 2008 and I guess I am bored with the very minor revisions.

  2. Please notify, esecally anything about Saab and 4WDs – genuine 4WDs with high-low
    range transfer boxes.

  3. I agree with Dragn. Not really a “new” product, nor an indication of better things from BAW.

    Still, perhaps in time and with
    earnest R&D.

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