Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is Naked in China
Published on May 13, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots of the new Beijing Auto C50E naked in China, it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series. The C50E debuted as a concept car on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.
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 Shenbao D-series 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 163hp and 225nm (earlier on we heard 170hp and 262nm). The engine is called ‘T-Power 150′ and will be used in various other Beijing Auto branded cars.
The Beijing Auto C50E concept car at the Beijing Auto Show.
Pics via: Autohome.