BYD Unveils YangWang U7 Electric Sedan

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BYD, the global leader in new energy vehicles (NEVs), is set to introduce its latest high-end sedan, the YangWang U7, with two impressive CLTC cruising ranges of 720 km and 800 km. This exciting development was recently disclosed in the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) catalog of NEVs exempted from vehicle purchase tax, signaling the U7's imminent entry into the market after applying for its sales license in January.

BYD YangWang U7 Sedan

Launched in 2023, YangWang is BYD's luxury brand, known for its commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. Currently, the brand offers the U8 EREV off-roader, priced at over 1 million yuan (approximately 140K USD). Expanding its lineup, YangWang is now focusing on introducing three new electric models: the U9 sports car, the U7 sedan, and an unnamed fastback crossover, catering to diverse consumer preferences and demands.

The YangWang U7, built on the e⁴ platform, boasts dimensions of 5265/1998/1517 mm with a wheelbase of 3160 mm, making it slightly longer and wider than the EQS, but with a shorter wheelbase. Inside, the U7 features BYD's signature three-screen layout and offers two interior variants accommodating either four or five seats, ensuring both comfort and convenience for occupants.

BYD YangWang U7

Under the hood, the YangWang U7 is powered by four electric motors, each delivering a peak power of 240 kW (rated power of 65 kW), resulting in an impressive total power output of 1,287 hp and a top speed of 270 km/h. With such performance capabilities, the U7 is positioned to compete with renowned luxury electric vehicles like the Mercedes-EQ EQS and BMW i7 in the Chinese market.

MIIT reports that the U7 is equipped with an LFP battery manufactured by FinDreams, a BYD subsidiary, boasting a substantial capacity of 135.5 kWh. However, due to its chemistry formula, the battery weighs 903 kg, constituting one-third of the U7's curb weight of 3095 kilos. This weight factor is comparable to other high-capacity batteries, such as the Nio's 150-kWh battery, according to regulatory data.

Notably, the YangWang U7 offers two CLTC range options, achieved through aerodynamic modifications and optional features. With enhancements such as side-view cameras, aerodynamic wheel covers, and optional bumpers, the U7 achieves a drag coefficient of 0.195 Cd, akin to the Xiaomi SU7, resulting in extended range capabilities and improved efficiency.

BYD YangWang U7 EV

In conclusion, the forthcoming release of the YangWang U7 showcases BYD's relentless pursuit of excellence in the electric vehicle market, combining advanced technology, impressive performance, and luxurious design to offer consumers a truly exceptional driving experience.

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