Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is Ready for the Chinese car market
Published on July 28, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy shots showing the new Beijing Auto C50E without any camouflage in China. The C50E is a new mid-size sedan that will be sold under the Shenbao/Senova brand, it will be positioned under the Beijing Auto Shenbao D-series. Debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, price will start around 70.000 yuan.
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. The engine is called ‘T-Power 150′ and will be used in various other Beijing Auto branded cars.The 1.8 turbo that is used in the Shenbao D-Series will not be available in the C50E.Size: 4582mm, 1794mm, 1486mm, wheelbase 2650mm.