Spy Shots: Hongqi HQE limosine
Published on September 12, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
FAW is working hard to get the Hongqi, Red Flag in English, HQE limosine in production. The HQE will get a 6 litre V12 with 300kw and 550nm, the V12 is developed in house.
The more than 6 meter long machine is meant for the new ultra-rich upperclass who wants to drive, or be driven in, something Chinese instead of the default German or British limosines.
At the same time FAW is developing a smaller Hongqi-sedan, codenamed C131, to compete with the audi A6, BMW 5 and Benz E. The CA7600L which debuted at the Beijing Auto Show seems to remain for government only.