BYD Fang Cheng Bao Bao 5 reveals more specs, sales expected by the year end

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The first BYD Fang Cheng Bao‘s model, off-road SUV Bao 5, will be available by the year end from 400,000 yuan (54,700 USD).

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that is based on the company’s platform named Dual Mode Off-road (DMO) Super Hybrid Platform, will offer 1,200 km range and will be able to speed 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The SUV’s 31.4 kWh battery supports slow charging at 6 kW and fast charging at 100 kW.

The Bao 5 is powered by a 1.5T high-powered engine that supports electric low-speed four-wheel drive. The system has a maximum power of over 500 kW (680 hp) and a maximum torque of 760 Nm. The four-wheel-drive (4WD) system in the new car will be equipped with three differential locks and a Bao turn-around mode. It is expected to be equipped with the DiSus-P hydraulic body control system.

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Previously, the company said the first model will be built on 4890/1970/1920 mm that sits on a 2,800 mm wheelbase. It has an approach and departure angles of 35 and 32 degrees, respectively. Besides a petrol-powered ICE (1.5-liter), it has two electric motors (200 kW+250 kW). Its battery will charge 125 km (CLTC) in 16 minutes with CTC technology. Other features of the vehicle are a Devialet sound system, a 50-inch HUD and a zero-to-hundred acceleration time of 4.8 seconds.

The front of the Bao 5 features a horizontal grille with embedded brand logo, and upper and lower double-layer penetrating light bands connecting the LED light clusters on both sides. The side of the car is equipped with traditional door handles, pedals and floating roof. The tailgate adopts a flush design and is fitted with an external spare tire.

The PHEV is wrapped in large leather and features full LCD instruments, a large center screen, a 50-inch AR-HUD and a passenger entertainment screen. The car will also be equipped with 50W wireless charging, a streaming rearview mirror, a passenger multimedia screen and an on-board refrigerator. In addition, the new car also offers L2-level intelligent driver assistance features.

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The Shenzhen-based automaker was always selling cars only under its BYD marque, but recently, the company introduced three new sub-brands. First, in December 2021, BYD took control over a former joint venture with Daimler – Denza. In January 2023, they launched YangWang and its first hardcore off-roader U8 PHEV. The latest is a Fang Cheng Bao which was internally launched in May.

Based on the BYD’s statements, the brand will be positioned between Denza and YangWang in a price range of 400,000 – 600,000 yuan (56,000 – 86,000 USD). So all new BYD sub-brands are in the premium segment in China, but Denza will be the cheapest with a price range of around 400,000 yuan, and YangWang will be the most premium with a price tag over 600.000 yuan.

Source: Dongchedi

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “….in December 2021, BYD took control over a former joint venture with Daimler – Denza.”
    Wouldn’t Diamler’s ten per cent stake, still allow it a joint venture name tag?

    • Hi Dragn, good question, we had some discussion about that internally. We think it won’t. Joint venture means you do something together, more less equally. But in Denza case, BYD do all the job, MB some little interior stuff but the whole show is orchestrated by BYD.

      For example Geely owns 10% of Mercedes Benz and we don’t call it Mercedes-Geely JV. Also Warren Buffet owns 11% of BYD and we dont’ call it Buffet-BYD JV.

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