Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E seen testing in China
Published on August 8, 2012 by Joey Wang
New spy shots from the upcoming Beijing Auto C50E testing in China. The B50E debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April. Beijing Auto says the C50E is based on their new M-trix platform which in turn is developed from the platform of the old Saab 9-3. The concept car at the show however seemed very much based on the old Hyundai Elantra that is still in production by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture.
The Beijing Auto C50E concept at the Beijing Auto Show in April.
Reports in Chinese media indicate the C50E will be powered by a 1.5 turbo and a naturally aspirated 2.0. The 1.5 turbo will be a little bomb, pooping out 165hp and 225nm. The engine seems to be a turbocharged version of the Mitsubishi-sourced 1.5 that is used in the Beijing Auto E-series.