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Beijing Auto B40 and BC301 to see Production in 2012

December 19, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The Beijing Auto B40 debuted back in 2010 at the Beijing auto Show, the Beijing Auto BC301 debuted in April at the Shanghai Auto Show. Both cars have not made it to the market yet. Pre-production of the BC301 started in December 2010, but only very slowly and production stopped again soon after it started. Production of the B40 has never been started. There is however, some good news.

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Beijing Auto to launch Full Electric BC301

May 20, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto will launch a full electric version of the BC301 hatchback and BC302 sedan in the second half of this year. The EV has a range of 130 kilometers, charging takes 6 to 7 hours on 220v, a fast charger will be available for the very few who can install one at home. Battery life is 3 years or 60.000 kilometer.

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Shanghai Auto Show: Beijing Auto BC301Z & BC302Z

April 22, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

BC301Z hatchback and the BC302Z sedan both debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show. The BC’s stand on a new platform and look at least a bit like the Benz B-class. Beijing Auto and Mercedes Benz have a joint venture in China called Beijing-Benz. They make the C-class, E-class and soon the GLK for the Chinese market. The BC’s are meant for the cheap end of the market, price will start at only 50.000 yuan and ends around a still very cheap 75.000 yuan.

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Beijing Auto BC301Z & BC302Z to debut in Shanghai

April 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto’s new duo, the BC301Z hatchback and the BC302Z sedan will both debut at the Shanghai Auto Show next week. The BC’s stand on a new platform and look at least a bit like the Benz B-class. Beijing Auto and Mercedes Benz have a joint venture in China called Beijing-Benz. They make the C-class, E-class and soon the GLK for the Chinese market. Benz likely ain’t too happy with these new cars from their ‘partner’…

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Beijing Auto BC301Z Sedan Launched in China

December 28, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto BC301Z Sedan

Beijing Auto launched the BC301Z hatchback yesterday, but there was yet another car, standing almost unnoticed in a corner. It was a sole BC301Z sedan, based on the hatched but pitched slightly more upmarket. Same engines, same underpinnings, same dash.

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Beijing Auto BC301Z Launched in China

December 27, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto BC301Z Launched in China

Production of the Beijing Auto BC301Z, formerly known as C30, started yesterday at a new factory in the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan Province, it will be listed early next yesr. The Benz B-class inspired car will compete in the small hacthback segment and costs between 50.000 and 70.000 yuan.

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