Cross-coupe Borgward BX6: a more affordable alternative to the BMW X4May 10, 2018
In China, the official premiere of the third product model of the revived brand Borgward was held. In this country the novelty is already available for order.
The prototype of the coupe-like SUV BX6 Chinese-German brand Borgward introduced in 2016. The serial crossover is based on the Borgward BX5 all-terrain vehicle. The product model as a whole retained the design of the concept, changed only the radiator grille, plus vertical LED stripes of daytime running lights appeared in the front bumper. Salon is almost identical to the donor SUV.
The length of the BX6 is 4,601 mm, which is 111 mm larger than that of the BX5, the height of the novelty is 1,656 mm – it is 19 mm smaller than the “donor”. The clearance of the cup-shaped cross is 184 mm, for BX5 this figure is 186 mm. The width and wheelbase of the models are the same – 1 877 and 2 685 mm respectively. Let’s note, Borgward BX6 appeared more compact BMW X4 of the first generation (such model is available today in China). Dimensions of the “Bavarian” are as follows: 4 683/1 890/1 636 mm, wheelbase – 2,810 mm.
The coupe-like crossover Borgward is offered only with one engine – a petrol turbo four 2.0 GDI with a power of 224 hp (300 Nm), which works in tandem with a six-step preselective “robot”. The same engine is also available in the BX5 line. The drive of the BX6 is exceptionally complete, although other brand models have front-wheel drive options.
Cross-coupe is available in two trim levels. In the list of equipment of the basic version are: 17-inch wheels, the engine start button, driver’s seat electric adjustment, cruise control, front and side airbags, ESC, rear parking sensors, multimedia system with a touchscreen, a rear-view camera. Such a Borgward BX6 costs 182,800 yuan.
In the top version for 199,800 yuan, there are 19-inch wheels, power front passenger seat electrics, curtain airbags, round-trip cameras, seat heating, tire pressure monitoring system, front parking sensors. For a surcharge, you can order a night vision system.
For comparison, BMW X4 in China will cost a minimum of 526,800 yuan.
Recall, the German group Borgward was founded in 1919, its existence, it ceased in 1961th. In early 2015, the brand was revived with the participation of the Chinese company Foton. In addition to the BX5 and BX6, the brand’s lineup also includes the flagship SUV BX7. While crossovers are produced and sold only in China, but soon the brand will begin to master the markets of the Middle East, Europe. And Borgward plans to arrange assembling of cars in Germany.