The Beijing Story
BAIC has, over the last 60 years, revolutionised the motor industry in China to become the 5th largest automobile manufacturer in China, offering the largest commercial vehicle range and holding a leading position in the new energy vehicle market. The Beijing range itself leads the way in the SUV market and has become the prototypical off-road vehicle in China. Innovation, design and technology are the cornerstones of the Beijing brand and this has successfully been achieved in collaboration with Daimler through the ‘Beijing Benz’ joint venture. Beijing has always been committed to the spirit of ingenuity to create the most powerful, quality vehicles in the off-road and SUV markets. The new Beijing X55 excels in its styling, power, technology-rich specifications, safety and comfort.
Inductive Hidden Door Handles
The sports car door handles are design to significantly reduce side wind resistance. The doors automatically unlock when you approach the vehicle initiating the hidden door handles to pop out. The door handles Anti-Pinch design makes them user friendly and ensures the handles do not close on your hands. The X55 also comes with an Ice-breaking mode which unfreezes the handles should they be frozen in extremely cold conditions.
The BEIJING X55 has been nicknamed the “Mofang” which stands for Rubik’s Cube in the car’s country of origin. This is evident when you look at the edgy design of the vehicle’s front grille along with the front headlamps which have a crystal-like shape to reflect this Rubik’s cube inspired look.
Digital Infotainment System
The BEIJING X55 comes standard with a Digital Infotainment system that is has WIFI, DA Host (radio, local music, Bluetooth, mirror phone connection) and includes Android and iOS compatibility. The Digital Touch Infotainment system can be controlled both on the screen and through the use of the multi-functional steering wheel.
The Magic Core 1.5T Engine and 7-Speed DCT 380 Transmission
The BEIJING X55 comes with a 1.5T engine that produces 130KW and 305NM of torque which is driven through the front wheels. The engine has been voted in the Top 10 best engines in China in 2021. The Magic Core engine is driven through a 7-Speed DCT Transmission that accelerates the car from 0-100 in 7.8 seconds, which is one of the quickest in its competitive class. The gearbox has in 2022 been voted in the Top 10 best gearboxes at the Longpan Cup and that is why we call our powertrain the “Double Top 10 Powertrain”.