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Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series Aero introduced in Shanghai

 Beijing Auto Shenbao D-Series Aero introduced in Shanghai
Beijing Auto Saab Aero 22.4.2013

Saab's other Chinese savior

Beijing Auto has taken the wraps off a high-performance model which is based on the previous generation Saab 9-5 Aero.

Dubbed the Shenbao D-Series Aero, the car has prominent grille which is flanked LED-infused headlights. The model has also been equipped with a distinctive front spoiler, a sporty rear bumper and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Thanks to the aerodynamic styling tweaks the model has a drag coefficient of just 0.28.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that develops 349 HP (257 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately six seconds.

As we have previously reported, General Motors inked a deal to sell outdated Saab technology to Beijing Automotive Industry Holdings Co. Ltd (BAIC) in late 2009.

Source: Beijing Auto

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Saab Aero domestic first show car Yao move the Shanghai Auto Show

April 21, "Innovation - Better Life" as the theme of the 15th Shanghai International Auto Show officially kicked off. Beijing car with its variety of glamor models sparkling debut, which is known as "the fastest car" Saab Aero is the pinnacle of the dynamic performance of a strong debut at the Auto Shanghai China brand has become one of the biggest bright spot.

"Fastest car" Shanghai auto show first show 6 seconds speed the style start another boom

Today many of the world's top brand cars have embodied the ultimate technical performance version of the model, such as the Mercedes-Benz AMG, BMW M, the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Has always been known for luxury cars in Europe saab manipulation performance naturally no exception, the former Aero Edition models success has earned the technical performance of the Hall of Fame. Saab is now the honor to pass down, starting debut at the Shanghai Auto Show. It is worth mentioning that the Beijing Motor invite the fourth WRC champion Schumacher - Tommy Makinen surgeon personally adjustment, the Saab Aero hundred kilometers acceleration exceeded six seconds mark, with BMW 740 Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi S5 luxury cars among the "second club", a well-deserved domestic media as "the fastest car.

Official data show that adjust the Saab Aero maximum output power of 257kW, maximum torque to 500, close to the Ferrari 458 power level, coupled with the the reindeer antlers body original Saab unique, lightweight chassis and servo steering wheel and other technical willing to challenge the limits of the driver brought affixed to the ground "to push back the thrill and precise driving experience.

According to the Beijing car, the Saab Aero equipped with the 2.3L turbo engine from the Saab technology, when the speed is only 1200 rpm turbine began to intervene in the 1900 rpm up to peak torque, can stay away from the driver similar turbocharged models often dynamic hysteresis "," accelerated frustrated "phenomenon, to ensure that the power" on call ".

Saab Aero for a special performance version of the model, but the overall style remains consistent production car with Saab. Beijing Automotive family is designed to extend the "North" - shaped front face design, dynamic and sharp beltline creating a visual impact like the car ready, generous C-pillars hold up the decline arc of the roof to create a a heavy very real dynamic rear. Relative to the Saab 9-5, Saab Aero drag coefficient as low as 0.28 to more effectively reduce wind noise while maintaining high-speed travel.

 

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Comments (9)

 EJ EJ
I remember being in Beijing back in 2007 and saw what I thought was the weirdest looking X5. I think Chinese copying back in the mid 2000s was OK considering that essentially all products stayed within the mainland and little interest was paid to it from the outside world. However, in an increasingly global world, and with the Shanghai Motor Show becoming and international hit, they are going to have to change their approach to car design if they want to be taken seriously.
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April 23, 2013 9:00 am
 Madness Madness
"It seems copyright infringement doesn't translate well into Mandarin." MB won't be too happy about this!
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April 23, 2013 6:40 am
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
too close to a mercedes
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April 23, 2013 5:19 am
 Microice Microice
GM fed the Saab carcase to any automotive scavenger willing to take a piece and it's sad. I still think whoever bottled that Koenigsegg deal really f***ed up. I don't think Koenig would bastardise Saab tech like this.
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April 23, 2013 2:02 am
 MercLover MercLover
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you thought you couldn't make the facelifted E-class Mercedes any uglier....I give you this!
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April 22, 2013 8:06 pm
 kevoluetion kevoluetion
I thought this was a merc
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April 22, 2013 7:22 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
Copy it is, but engine isn't bad.
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April 22, 2013 7:20 pm
 out4ride out4ride
Saab? This looks like a Mercedes!!
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April 22, 2013 7:18 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Chinas e class copy
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April 22, 2013 7:17 pm