The YangWang U7 flagship sedan from BYD undergoes winter tests in China. At the same time, YangWang unveiled more specs of this beast before the official launch. The U7 appeared to be slightly bigger than the Mercedes-EQ EQS.
YangWang is a young luxury brand founded in China by the one and only BYD last year. It currently sells a single model, the YangWang U8 full-size EREV off-roader. Its second model, the U9 sports car, applied for a sales license in December 2023. The third car in the YangWang lineup is the full-size sedan called U7. It was recently unveiled in China with over 1,000 hp. YangWang has now provided more details about the new model.
YangWang U7 winter tests
According to recently unveiled photos, the YangWang U7 is undergoing winter tests in North China. Most likely, the testing location is Inner Mongolia. Many brands usually arrange winter tests here because it is the coldest point in China. Temperatures here can reach minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Thanks to winter tests, we can look at the actual photos of the YangWang U7 without camouflage. Previously, it was seen in camouflage or render images. We can once again underline its smooth shape with a sleek roofline. The test car has reasonably sized rims with aerodynamic covers. Its rear end has a single taillight unit and an active spoiler. The U7’s styling features are hidden door handles and a LiDAR sensor on the roof.
According to previous information, the YangWang U7 stands on the e⁴ platform (also known as YiSiFang). It features a four-motor 4WD with over 1,000 hp. However, we can see the photo of the YangWang U7 in action when the torrents of snow only come from the rear axle of this sedan. It hints that the YangWang U7’s front axle can be forcibly turned off.
More specs of the YangWang U7
YangWang confirmed the U7 sedan will have a drag coefficient of 0.195 Cd. It means this beast of a sedan has the best aerodynamics among all other production cars. We will underline that the Xiaomi SU7 reportedly has the same drag coefficient of 0.195 Cd. Here is the list of cars with the best aerodynamics:
- YangWang U7 & Xiaomi SU7: 0.195 Cd
- Geely Galaxy E8: 0.199 Cd
- Mercedes-EQ EQS: 0,200 Cd
YangWang has also shared the exact dimensions of the U7 sedan. It boasts hefty dimensions of 5265/1998/1517 mm with a wheelbase of 3160 mm. For clarity, it is 42 mm longer, 70 mm wider, and 1 mm lower than the EQS. But the U7’s wheelbase is 50 mm shorter. So, the EQS has some benefits compared to the BYD’s upcoming flagship sedan.
As previously reported, the YangWang U7 will hit the market this year with a price tag of 1 million yuan (140K USD). We will monitor this vehicle, so stay tuned!