Panamera rival from BYD and Mercedes-Benz displayed in Europe

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BYD and Mercedes-Benz joint venture Denza displayed the Z9 GT shooting brake in Europe. This PHEV is aimed at rivaling the Porsche Panamera. Denza Z9 GT will debut at the Beijing Auto Show on April 25. Its domestic sales start is scheduled for this year. Later, the Z9 GT will also enter Europe.

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Denza current model line

Denza was founded in 2010 as a 50-50 joint venture between BYD and Mercedes-Benz. In this JV, BYD was responsible for the tech part while Mercedes-Benz did the styling. However, Denza didn’t sell well, and Mercedes-Benz diluted its share from 50% to 10% in 2021. After MB almost exited the JV, BYD relaunched the Denza model line. It currently comprises D9 minivan, and N7 and N8 crossovers.

The upcoming car for the Denza lineup is the Z9 GT shooting brake. It was first spotted in autumn last year next to BYD headquarters. Denza has officially unveiled this model, announcing it will go global.

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Denza Z9 GT displayed in Europe

Denza disclosed the official name of this shooting brake is Z9 GT. It also shared a bunch of photos on social media. Denza shared the Z9 GT was tested and displayed in Europe. In fresh shots, it wears a revealing camouflage. We can underline its slender profile, sleek roofline, and thin, elongated headlights. Other features of the Z9 GT are retractable door handles and a sporty roof spoiler.

Denza shared the Z9 GT photos next to the Porsche Panamera and the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. We can see that the Z9 GT is similar in size to the Panamera. We will remind you that the Porsche hatchback boasts hefty dimensions of 5049/1937/1427 mm with a wheelbase of 2950 mm.

There is no information about the Denza Z9 GT powertain. However, it was previously called a PHEV model. Denza CEO Zhao Changjiang said the Z9 GT passed the moose test with 90 km/h speed. He also underlined the Z9 GT is ahead of Panamera and S-Class in terms of interior space, comfort and acceleration.

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The Z9 GT will debut at the Beijing Auto Show on April 25. Its sales start is scheduled for this year. Later, it will also enter Europe. What is more, there will be a sedan variant of the Z9 GT.

Source: Denza

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    • Yeah, same way as everyone who makes wheels – makes them round.
      And smartphones all square bricks with flat screen..

  1. Great new BYD. Continue presenting “Shooting Brake” – touring car, station wagons in modern design. Fed up with “SUV’s”.

    If Xiaomi had – or will – present a similar “Shooting Brake”-model of SU7 their success in Europe will be certain.



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