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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E testing in the Snow in China

Published on March 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E testing in the Snow in China

New spy shots from the upcoming Beijing Auto C50E testing in snowy conditions, likely somewhere in northern China. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year, positioned under the Beijing Auto C70G/Shenbao. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the Beijing Auto Show in April last year.

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E testing in the Snow in China

Beijing Auto says the C50E is based on their new M-trix platform, which is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-3.  The C70G is based on the platform of the old Saab 9-5. BAIC, the mother of Beijing Auto, bought both platforms from GM in 2009.

The C50E will be powered by a direct-injection 1.5 liter turbo with 170hp and 262nm. The engine is called ‘T-Power 150’ and that is a rather cool name. The engine comes with an all-aluminum cylinder block and aluminum intake manifold. Chinese media say a 2.0 will also be available for motorist who believe bigger is always better, this kinda motorist is still very common in China indeed.

Via: iFeng.

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  1. Markus- March 2, 2013 Reply

    I doubt that this is the C50E. It looks too long and its overhangs are too big. It is more possible that this is a first spy pic of the production version of the C60F.

  2. CarsAroundTheWorld- March 3, 2013 Reply

    I agree, if you look at the front of the vehicle there are ques that point to the C60F concept instead of the C50E.

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