Borgward Launches the Future-oriented GT BX6 and Electric BXi7
German-based automaker Borgward hosted the Borgward Academy of Engineering Ceremony in Beijing on May 9, 2018 where it showcased the “Borgward Safety Shield” brand value system and two new models.
Borgward plans to roll out a unique development strategy focused on improved internal combustion engines and electric drive systems, installation of the in-vehicle speed limit under the European Commission’s Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) directive, in tandem with an expansion of its footprint in the EV, interconnection and automated driving sectors. This is all part of Borgward’s roadmap for the future of mobility.The carmaker has also launched its industry-leading Three-dimensional Sub-meter Satellite Positioning technology which will be used for automated driving in the future.
The company also launched two new models, the 4-wheel drive GT SUV BX6 and its first mass-produced electric model, the SUV BXi7, inaugurating the next chapter in the development of the brand.
BX6 with the fastback GT contour
GT SUV BX6
The fastback GT contour accentuates a sporty elegance and powerful dynamics, and will attract young drivers with its personalized look and aerodynamic optimization.
It delivers high performance. All BX6 models are powered by a 2.0T high-power turbo-charged in-cylinder direct-injection engine, delivering up to 165kW and a peak torque of 300 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-mode 6-speed manual-auto gearbox that provides the driver with a rich and smooth gear shifting experience based on road conditions and driver preferences. Additionally, the fuel-economic 7.1 L/100 km performance provides a more powerful drive than its counterparts in the same vehicle class.
All Borgward BX6 configurations come equipped with the 4 MAX intelligent full-time 4WD system that helps the driver navigate slippery roads and medium- to high-speed turns by algorithmically analyzing driving conditions within a 0.12 second-response time and distributing torque smartly.
It will be launched in Middle East and South America before the end of 2018, and beginning of 2019 in South East Asia.
BXi7 is powered by independent dual motors with up to 94.5 percent efficiency output and a peak torque of 390 Nm, leading their counterparts in the same vehicle class. The vehicle accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 195 km/h.
With an intelligent thermal management system BXi7 addresses decreased driving range and lengthened charging time caused by extremely high or low temperatures. The battery pack maintains high performance at a temperature range from -30ºC to +55ºC. The vehicle can be charged up to 80 percent within 45 minutes and achieves a range of up to 375km.