The YangWang U7 sedan from BYD applied for a sales license in China, revealing its impressive specs. It is a large vehicle with four electric motors for 960 kW and a 270 km/h top speed. This year, it will hit the market with a price tag of 1 million yuan (140K USD).
For those new to Chinese cars, we will clarify that YangWang is a luxury brand under BYD, the world’s biggest new energy vehicle (BEV + PHEV + EREV) maker. It was founded last year. Its current model line comprises a large EREV off-roader called U8. This year, two more YangWang-branded models will hit the Chinese market: the U9 sports car and the U7 luxurious saloon. The U9 applied for the sales license in December 2023. And the U7 has just joined its cousin.
YangWang U7 specs revealed
The YangWang U7 was previously revealed in official images. It has large LED headlights, a large air intake, and a sloped bonnet in the front. We can highlight a LiDAR sensor on the roof, retractable door handles, 274/40 R21 wheels, and an active spoiler in the rear end. According to the Chinese regulator’s fillings, the U7 can be equipped with cameras instead of side-view mirrors.
The YangWang U7’s dimensions are 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. The U7’s front and rear tracks are 1710 mm and 1717 mm, respectively. Its approach and departure angles are 14 and 15 degrees, respectively. Worth mentioning the U7 has a drag coefficient of 0.195 Cd.
The YangWang U7 has an LFP battery made by FinDreams, a BYD subsidiary. Its capacity has yet to be revealed. The U7 can use the YangWang U9’s 80-kWh pack. In this case, its range will be around 500 km (CLTC). A battery supplies energy to four electric motors. Each has a peak power of 240 kW (rated power is 65 kW). The total power output of the YangWang U7 reaches 960 kW (1,287 hp). This amount of power lets the U7 speed up to 270 km/h despite its huge curb weight of 3,095 kg.
The gross weight of the YangWang Y7 reaches 3,470 kilos. Inside, the U7 has optional 4- or 5-seat layouts. The interior of the U7 was previously spied with three screens in the center console.
The YangWang U7 will enter the Chinese market this year with a price tag of 1 million yuan (140K USD). We will keep an eye on this sedan, so stay tuned!