In the presentation of the new Beijing BJ40 Plus for the first time managed to test the “live” version of the luxury SUV, which premiered in April during the Beijing motor show.
Recall BJ40 Plus received grown up dimensions compared with the standard model due to the extended front wheel arches. The distance between the axes of the premium crossover, whose design is strongly reminiscent of the legendary Jeep Wrangler, now reaches 2 745 mm (+15 mm).
The wheelbase is longer by changing suspension settings. Engineers BAIC removed excessive stiffness, but the car got better behave at high speeds.
In addition, externally modification Plus different from the normal BJ40 different grille, led headlamps and tail lights on the LED-matrix, the additional metal plates and panels silver colour on the bumpers.
In the interior of a luxury version, major changes have occurred: the car has got an improved front panel, leather, digital “tidy”, a redesigned Central console with a different gearbox, multimedia system with a large “floating” touch screen and contactless charging for the phone.
Noise isolation of salon of the car became much better, now you can safely talk with passengers without raising his voice, and on-Board infotainment system now supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto and is considerably faster than previously.
Under the hood test Beijing BJ40 Plus installed 2.3-liter turbo engine with 250 HP from the standard model is paired with a 6-speed “automatic” Aisin. Drive — full.
Engine — not the most outstanding, but at the same time, three-ton car accelerates quite sanity and feels confident on the roads.