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BYD Yangwang U8. The brutal 1,300 hp electric SUV that points to the Mercedes EQS SUV

This morning a new model of the new brand has been presented in China yangwuang. A premium division of BYD which comes with the intention of scratching sales to German brands in segments such as sports, but also profitable SUVs. And its first representative has not left anyone indifferent due to its design and its characteristics. so is the Yangwang U8.

It is a true SUV with a body 5.3 meters longso it is larger than the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, 5.12 meters long, or the Land Rover Defender 110, which including the spare wheel is 5.01 meters long.

It has a 3050mm wheelbase, which should translate into plenty of room for the batteries, but also space for the occupants and a good share of cargo in its trunk. It has 20-inch wheels with 275/60 ​​tires.

Unlike other models in its segment, such as Mercedes itself, the U8 is designed to leave the asphalt and venture into the unknown.

One of the keys to this is the new ‘Yisifang’ technology, also known as the e⁴ platform, which will be used for the first time in the YangWang U8, and which involves installing a system of four independent motors on each wheel that can turn without depending on the steering wheel. This allows you to make a 360 degree turn without leaving the site, enjoying great maneuverability and features such as the famous “crab mode”.

This also gives you independent control of each wheelto get out of sticky situations, or even maintain control of the vehicle in the event of a blowout, and which BYD says responds 1,000 times faster than traditional four-wheel drive.

Its adventurous capabilities also show up in an IP68-certified powertrain, which means is designed waterproof which together with a body sealing technology, allows it to even float and cross small rivers without problems.

BYD Yangwang U8: technical characteristics and prices

In terms of power, BYD is by no means short in this aspect and in the U8 we find a brutal propulsion system made up of four electric motors of 220-240 kW eachwith a maximum torque is 320-420 Nm per unit, which gives us a maximum power of 1,304 hp and a devastating torque of 1,680 Nm.

This makes it possible to launch this giant on wheels up to the 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. A figure worthy of a supercar.

The details of its battery or its autonomy have not been published, something that will be done in the coming days, but it is known that it will mount BYD Blade batteries, which should exceed 120 kWh and 600 km of approved autonomy.

A premium proposal that will be located in a range of prices that will start in the 800,000 yuan, 108,693 euros to changeup to 1.5 million yuan, or 203,000 euros to change.

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