The BYD Qin L is a new mid-size PHEV sedan from the world’s biggest new energy vehicle manufacturer. The Chinese regulator exposed its specs as it applied for the sales license. It is a 4.8-meter saloon with a 5-gen DM-i plug-in hybrid system and up to 90 km of range.
Currently, the BYD’s Qin series comprises a Qin Plus sedan with BEV and PHEV variants. The Qin Plus became one of the brand’s bestselling cars last year, with deliveries of over 482,000 units in 12 months. Now, BYD has prepared an addition to the Qin family, the Qin L sedan.
BYD Qin L exterior and specs
Previously, the BYD Qin L was spotted in China. However, the regulatory filings allowed us to glance at this sedan in detail. The Qin L adopts the brand’s latest Dragon Face design from the ex-Audi veteran Wolfgang Egger. It has a large hexagon-shaped grille that refers to the dragon’s open mouth. It is available with optional chrome plating. The front bumper of the Qin L has two air vents and a thin trapeze-shaped air intake.
Its other distinguishing features are thin headlights, conventional door handles, side-view mirrors, and a distinguishing Qin (秦) badge in the front end. From the back, the Qin L has a single taillight unit with the Chinese knot pattern. Its rear bumper has a diffuser to add some sportiness.
The BYD Qin L dimensions measure at 4830/1900/1495 mm with a wheelbase of 2790 mm. Its front and rear tracks are equal to 1620 mm. Approach and departure angles are 13 and 14 degrees, respectively. And the front and rear overhangs are 970 and 1070 mm. The BYD Qin L rides on three wheel options: 225/60 R16, 225/55 R17, and 225/50 R18. Its curb weight reaches 1660 – 1800 kg, depending on the powertrain option.
BYD Qin L powertrain
The BYD Qin L has a 1.5-liter self-aspirated ICE (BYD472QC) for 74 kW. It is paired with the TZ210XYB electric motor for 120 kW (rated power is 55 kW). There is also a more powerful version of this sedan with a TZ210XYC e-motor for 160 kW (rated power: 70 kW). However, the top speed of both variants is limited to 180 km/h.
Previously, BYD Qin L’s battery and range options were exposed. Based on the earlier leaked information, we can conclude this sedan has two powertrain variants.
- Qin L DM-i 60 km
- 1.5-liter self-aspirated ICE for 74 kW + electric motor for 120 kW
- 10.08-kWh LFP battery, 60 km of electric range, 3.8 L/100 km fuel consumption
- Qin L DM-i 90 km
- 1.5-liter self-aspirated ICE for 74 kW + electric motor for 160 kW
- 15.87-kWh LFP battery, 90 km of electric range, 3.98 L/100 km fuel consumption
BYD didn’t disclose further information about the Qin L. However, it will enter the Chinese market shortly this year as it has applied for a sales license. More on this sedan as we get it.