BYD Song L DM-i revealed specs in China as it’s ready for launch

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The BYD Song L DM-i crossover has applied for a sales license in China, revealing its specs. It is equipped with BYD’s fifth-gen DM-i plug-in hybrid system. Interestingly, the Song L DM-i was previously announced as “Big Song” by the head of the BYD Dynasty sales division. However, it appears that the Song L DM-i is 5mm longer than the current Song Plus (Seal U, see specs).

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The BYD Song L DM-i was previously spotted several times in China. There were some speculations about the final name of this model. However, the GM of the BYD Dynasty sales division solved this polemic by sharing that the official name of this car was Song L DM-i. Nowadays, the new crossover revealed specs in China as it has applied for the sales license.

BYD Song L DM-i exterior and size

It is worth noting that it is the first time we see the BYD Song L DM-i without camouflage. It follows the distinguishing BYD’s Dragon Face design language. Specifically, the Song L DM-i follows the exterior styling of the recently launched Qin L sedan (see specs). Its front end has a large blackened grille representing a “dragon’s mouth.” It also has thin LED lights and a trapeze-shaped air intake.

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The wheel arches of the Song L DM-i have plastic trim on them, adding a bit of sturdiness to this SUV. Other features of the Song L DM-i are retractable door handles and tinted rear windows. From the back, the Song L DM-i adopts the BYD’s distinguishing taillight unit with an integrated Chinese knot pattern. Moreover, the BYD’s new crossover has a roof spoiler and independent rear suspension.

The BYD Song L DM-I represents the mid-size SUV segment. Its exact dimensions are 4780/1898/1670 mm with a wheelbase of 2782 mm. For comparison, the current Song Plus (Seal U in Europe) measures 4775/1890/1670 mm with a wheelbase of 2765 mm. So, the model with the L badge is just 5 mm longer and 8 mm wider than the ‘small’ one. They are definitely too close in terms of sizing. It hints the BYD Song L DM-i is simply a replacement for the current Song Plus.

Back to specs, the Song L DM-i’s front and rear tracks are 1637 and 1641 degrees, respectively. Its approach and departure angles are 18 and 22 degrees. The Song L DM-i rides on 225/60 R18 or 235/50 R19 wheels. Its curb weight lies in the 1930-2000 kg range. Inside, the PHEV crossover has two rows of seats with a 2+3 layout.

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BYD Song L DM-i powertrain

The Song L DM-i adopts the fifth generation of BYD’s PHEV system. Under the hood, it has a 1.5-liter BYD472QC self-aspirated ICE for 99 hp (74 kW). It is paired with a TZ210XYC permanent magnet electric motor for 215 hp (160 kW). The rated power of this e-motor is 94 hp (70 kW). The battery pack is LFP and is made by FinDreams, a BYD subsidiary. Song L DM-i clearly has two battery options. However, their details have yet to be revealed.

We will remind you the BYD fifth-generation DM-i system has a thermal efficiency of 46.06%, 2.9 L/100km fuel consumption, and a mixed range of 2,100 km. Previously, BYD Qin L and Seal 06 sedans were equipped with this system. Now, the Song L DM-i is also ready to hit the market with this tech. It will start sales in H2 this year. Its starting price will be around 120,000 – 130,000 yuan (16,550 – 17,900 USD).

Source: MIIT

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