Li Mega all-electric MPV with 710 km range and CATL Qilin 5C battery will launch on March 1 in China

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On December 31, Li Auto announced that its first pure electric MPV, the Mega, will launch on March 1, 2024, with a price tag of less than 600,000 yuan (84,700 USD). The Li Mega has started pre-sale on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Orders placed before March 1, 2024, can enjoy a free upgrade from the standard 7 kW AC charging pile to the 20 kW DC charging pile, which is worth 10,000 yuan (1,400 USD).

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The original release schedule of the Li Mega was December 2023. This delay might be due to the carmaker making additional adjustments to the car’s second-row seats with feedback from the pre-order customers.

Positioned as a large MPV, the Li Mega measures 5350/1965/1850 mm, the wheelbase is 3300 mm.

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Its drag coefficient is 0.215Cd, which Li Auto claims is the lowest among the mass-produced MPVs once launched.

The powertrain consists of a dual-motor four-wheel drive system, with the maximum power of the front and rear motors being 155 kW and 245 kW, respectively, and a combined peak torque of 542 Nm. The 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 5.5 seconds and the top speed is 180 km/h.

The battery comes from CATL’s Qilin 5C ternary lithium battery pack with a capacity of 102.7 kWh, providing a CLTC cruising range of 710 km and a comprehensive power consumption of 15.9 kWh/100km. In addition, the Li Mega supports 5C ultra-fast charging with an 800-volt architecture with a 552 kW peak charging capacity. It takes only 12 minutes to replenish 500 km of range, according to the carmaker.

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As of December 31, Li Auto has put 300 supercharging stations into operation.

Marketed as a “family technology flagship MPV” and the “high-speed rail for the whole family”, the Li Mega adopts a waterdrop-shaped front and fastback roof.

Inside, the interior has a four-spoke steering wheel, a 4.82-inch LCD instrument panel that is integrated with the steering wheel, a 15.7-inch central control screen, and a 15.7-inch co-pilot entertainment screen. The interior’s 7-seater layout is in the form of 2+2+3, and the seats are wrapped in Nappa leather material.

In addition, a refrigerator is accessible from the second row. The third-row seats can be folded forward to increase the trunk longitudinal depth from 680 mm to 1066 mm.

Source: Li Auto

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