Li Auto Mega enters Chinese market with a starting price of 77,800 USD

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The Li Auto Mega large MPV launched in China with a 710 km range, a 10-80% charging speed in 10 minutes, and a starting price of 559,800 yuan (77,800 USD). It is the first electric vehicle from Li Auto with lots of tech on board. Deliveries of the Mega will start on March 11.

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Li Auto Mega exterior

Li Auto Mega is a large vehicle with a futuristic styling. It has a sloped bonnet line that merges into the A-pillars. Other features of the exterior are a sleek roofline, hidden door handles, a LiDAR on the roof, and sliding rear doors. Thanks to its exterior design, the Mega has a drag coefficient of 0.215 Cd. It is better than the Porsche Taycan number of 0.220 Cd. So, the Li Auto Mega currently has the best aerodynamics among multi-purpose vehicles.

As mentioned, the Mega is a huge car which boasts hefty dimensions of 5350/1965/1850 mm with a wheelbase of 3300 mm. For clarity, it is just 20 mm shorter than the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. It rides on 245/60 R18 wheels. Four body colors are available for the Mega.

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Li Auto Mega interior

Inside, the Li Auto Mega has seven seats with a 2+2+3 layout. Its center console has the Li Auto signature screen arrangement with two 15.7-inch monitors, a thin touch screen on the steering wheel, and a large AR-HUD. The heads-up display can project the image from the side-view cameras. This multimedia system is powered by the Snapdragon 8295P SoC from Qualcomm.

The first and second-row seats of the Mega have a 16-point massage function. The driver’s seat supports adjustable hardness of the cushion and side support. Other features of the interior are 21 speakers, two 50 W wireless phone charging pads, a 17-inch screen for the second-row passengers, a refrigerator, and folding tables for the second-row passengers. Each seat of the Li Auto Mega has a heating function, except the middle seat in the third row.

Li Auto Mega autonomous driving and safety

The Li Auto Mega is equipped with the AD Max autonomous driving system that comprises two Nvidia Orin-X chips with a combined computing power of 508 TOPS. It also has a LiDAR sensor from Hesai, 11 cameras, 12 ultrasonic radars, and a millimeter wave radar. Thanks to the advanced hardware, the Li Auto Mega supports full-scenario Navigation on Autopilot (NOA) system. It can drive on its own on urban roads and highways. The driver, though, still needs to monitor the process.

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In case the car gets into the incident, it is equipped with nine airbags. Its torsional rigidity reaches an impressive number of 44,000 Nm/degree.

Li Auto Mega powertrain and battery

The Li Auto Mega has two electric motors with a combined peak power of 400 kW. It has the synchronous permanent magnet e-motor in the rear axle for 245 kW and the asynchronous induction motor in the front for 155 kW. The combined torque of the system is 542 Nm. Thanks to this power output, the 2.7-ton Mega speeds up to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. The top speed is limited to 180 km. Another benefit of this system is an energy consumption of 15.9 kWh/100km.

The main feature of the Li Mega is the Qilin 5C ternary NMC battery from CATL on board. Its cell cycle life was enhanced by over 50%. It has a capacity of 102.7 kWh, good for 710 km of CLTC range (575 km WLTC). The rated charging power of the Mega reaches 400 kW, while the peak charging power is over 520 kW. As a result, it can charge 10%-80% in 10 minutes.

Li Auto officially announced that their 5C supercharging stations started operating. By the end of 2024, Li plans to launch 2,000 5C chargers across China.

The Li Auto Mega adopts front double wishbone and rear five-link suspension, dual-chamber air springs, and CDC dampers. Its suspension height can be adjusted by 70 mm.

Li Auto Mega price

The Li Auto Mega is available in a single trim level for 559,800 yuan (77,800 USD). In China, it will compete with Hongqi HQ9, Zeekr 009, Voyah Dream, and Denza D9. The deliveries of the Li Auto Mega are scheduled for March 11.

Source: Li Auto, Autohome

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