BYD’s Denza Z9 GT with over 900 hp spotted in China as it gets ready to launch

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The Denza Z9 GT shooting brake from BYD was spotted in China during road tests. This Porsche Panamera rival has already applied for the sales license in China and is gearing up for the official launch in H2 this year. It is available as an EV and PHEV with 900 hp. Next year, the Z9 GT will also reach European soils.

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From left to right: D9, N7, N8

Denza was founded in 2010 as a 50-50 joint venture between BYD and Mercedes-Benz. In this JV, BYD was responsible for tech and manufacturing, while Mercedes-Benz did the styling. In 2021, Mercedes diluted its share from 50% to 10% due to low sales volume. After MB almost exited the project, BYD relaunched Denza. Its current model line comprises the D9 MPV, N7, and N8 crossovers. Soon, Denza will launch the Z9 GT shooting brake.

Denza Z9 GT spy shots

Denza Z9 GT was spotted in China without camouflage during road tests. It is a nice black color with an anti-chrome package. Chinese netizens called this model “Darth Vader Edition” after its all-black styling. However, there are still some vivid elements, such as red brake calipers. Other features of the Denza Z9 GT are retractable door handles, cameras instead of mirrors, sharp headlights, and a sporty rear spoiler.

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The spotted Denza Z9 GT is likely a BEV variant since it has a more modest front bumper styling. It doesn’t have optional LiDAR sensors, which suggests it is a base trim level. In the front, it has a millimeter-wave radar. From the side, the Z9 GT adopts a slanted roofline and multi-spoke rims. The rear end of this shooting brake has elongated taillight units.

Inside, the Denza Z9 GT adopts a brown-beige color scheme. Its center console has a typical BYD styling with a large floating screen. It also has a D-shaped steering wheel with a thin instrument panel behind it. The center tunnel of the Denza Z9 GT has two cup holders, a crystal retractable gear shifter, and a block of physical controls.

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The Denza Z9 GT is positioned as a direct Porsche Panamera rival. The BYD’s shooting brake boasts hefty dimensions of 5180/1990/1500 mm with a wheelbase of 3125 mm. Its EV variant is powered by three electric motors (1+2) for 710 kW (952 hp). The PHEV version offers three e-motors for 640 kW (858 hp) supplemented with a 2-liter ICE for 152 kW (203 hp).

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Denza Z9 GT is positioned as the global model aimed at the European market, where people tend to love wagons and shooting brakes.

Source: Weibo

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