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Old 18th September 2009, 16:05   #91
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I think we have drifted away from the original discussion here.
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The Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is poised to buy the tooling and design rights to the outgoing Saab 9-5, according to Autocar.
BAIC recently became a minority shareholder in the Koenigsegg Group, which is attempting to buy Saab from General Motors.
If the plans go ahead, the 9-5 will be ‘shifted lock, stock and barrel’ to China. Production of the 9-5 estate is expected to end in the next few weeks.
There’s no news as to whether BAIC intends to re-start production of the 9-5 in an unchanged form or whether it will re-skin the car for sale under BAIC’s own brand.
Such moves by Chinese carmakers are increasingly common. Production of the Rover 75 and MG ZT was re-started in China after MG Rover collapsed and production of the Alfa Romeo 166 was moved to Guangzhou Auto last year.
The 9-5 is powered by Saab’s own long-running slant-four turbocharged petrol engine. The factory building this engine was wound-down earlier this year, making it another potential buy-out target for BAIC.
Shifting production of the defunct engine to China would be a much simpler operation than re-engineering the 9-5 to accommodate a new drivetrain.
Although Saab is racing to install the all-new 9-5 into its Trollhatten factory, the Koenigsegg Group has still not finalized its buyout deal with GM.
At the time of writing it is still negotiating a substantial loan with the European Investment Bank. GM has set a deadline of 31 December for its planned sell-off of Saab.
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The Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is poised to buy the tooling and design rights to the outgoing Saab 9-5, according to Autocar.
BAIC recently became a minority shareholder in the Koenigsegg Group, which is attempting to buy Saab from General Motors.
Another Autocar india scoop news says that shanghai automotive industry corp (SAIC) has bought a controlling stake in GM's Talegoan plant and is currently the biggest share holder.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 14:26   #94
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BYD says that its new E6 electric car due out before the end of the year will do 250 miles (400km) on a single charge.

This is a very big number. The Tesla electric sports car does almost as much, but has little room for anything else in the car but the battery.

The E6 is roomy with space for five passengers and a good-sized boot. The battery tucks under the back seat.

It needs 7-8 hours with a domestic plug to charge the car but BYD – it stands for Build Your Dreams – says a specially developed fast charging point with a lead the diameter of a fire hose will fill up the car in just one hour.

You can get half a charge in only 10 minutes.

If these claims are accurate and if BYD can persuade either the Chinese government or a Chinese city to install a network of the fast chargers, then this large hatchback could be the vehicle that makes the breakthrough for electric cars.

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Extraordinary step?

Let us look at the accuracy of the claim first. BYD is already the world’s number two in rechargeable batteries, and for the E6 it is using a ferrous battery it has developed itself.

There is a reputational risk in exaggerating the claims of a product. And that could be translated into a legal risk if people buy shares in the publicly quoted company as a result of misleading information.

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By using such a big hose and its charges up in 1 hour, quite a big time!!.The best way it to make the battery to charge up in 10 min using this hose.
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The Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is poised to buy the tooling and design rights to the outgoing Saab 9-5, according to Autocar.
BAIC recently became a minority shareholder in the Koenigsegg Group, which is attempting to buy Saab from General Motors.
If the plans go ahead, the 9-5 will be ‘shifted lock, stock and barrel’ to China. Production of the 9-5 estate is expected to end in the next few weeks.
There’s no news as to whether BAIC intends to re-start production of the 9-5 in an unchanged form or whether it will re-skin the car for sale under BAIC’s own brand.
Such moves by Chinese carmakers are increasingly common. Production of the Rover 75 and MG ZT was re-started in China after MG Rover collapsed and production of the Alfa Romeo 166 was moved to Guangzhou Auto last year.
The 9-5 is powered by Saab’s own long-running slant-four turbocharged petrol engine. The factory building this engine was wound-down earlier this year, making it another potential buy-out target for BAIC.
Shifting production of the defunct engine to China would be a much simpler operation than re-engineering the 9-5 to accommodate a new drivetrain.
Although Saab is racing to install the all-new 9-5 into its Trollhatten factory, the Koenigsegg Group has still not finalized its buyout deal with GM.
At the time of writing it is still negotiating a substantial loan with the European Investment Bank. GM has set a deadline of 31 December for its planned sell-off of Saab.
If it is true and everything goes as planned,i hope BAIC will source the 2.3T-engine

S4 avant 320 hkr 520 nm Vs 9-5 Aero MapTun 313 hkr 100-220km/h:

Saab 9-5 Aero MapTun Performance 313 hkr vs S4 Avant 320 hkr..100-220 km/h - GARAGET - www.garaget.org

9-5 Aero MapTun Performance VS Golf GTI Vtech Extreme (GTI gets a head start) 50-230km/h :

9-5 Aero MapTun Performance 313 hkr Vs Golf 5 Gti 270 V tech extrem 50-230 km/h GTI BJUDEN PÅ START! - GARAGET - www.garaget.org


100-205km/h test:
Saab 9-5 Aero MapTun Performance 100-205 km/h (Nuvarande program) på 313 hkr 460 nm) - GARAGET - www.garaget.org
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Old 24th October 2009, 09:46   #97
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I couldn't figure out where to put this, so it goes here.

Some Chinese sedan, factory spec.
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I couldn't figure out where to put this, so it goes here.
Don't search anywhere, this is the best thread to put this kind of job.
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Old 24th October 2009, 15:22   #99
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Don't search anywhere, this is the best thread to put this kind of job.

I guess almost all chinese cars deserve a spot here. Either they are a carbon copy of some euro/jap vehicle ir they have a pathetic design or as in most cases they are a pathetic copy of the euro/jap vehicle.
Anyone seen Geely's imitation of the Phantom!? "terrible" will be an understatement for these cars.
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Old 24th October 2009, 18:30   #100
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Default China's State Limousine is yours for 1.17 million $

The producers of the Hong Qi state limousine that President Hu Jintao used at the 2009 National Day parade is set to be produced in limited numbers for civilian use, however the price is not for the common proletariat with the price tag a staggering 8 million RMB (1.17 million USD).

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As you can see from above, the interior of the HQE state limousine is under going some civilian restructuring, however the V12 monster engine that was designed by FAW will be the same as the Chairman’s. The V12 engine, the CA12GV model has its cylinders at a 60° which helps it boost out 300Kw of power and a maximum torque of 550Nm, it is also the worlds first car to use twin ECU’s according to Chinese media reports. Apparently the sound proofing on the inside of the car is second to none, with it being practically sound proof, outside noise is unable to penetrate the cabin.
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how ugly can a car be.

a big thanks to the designer for redefining ugliness.
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Old 27th October 2009, 08:54   #102
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The Fudi Explorer6 is basically the usual ‘pick up truck with a cover‘ SUV that are popular with farmers and drivers in third/fourth tier cities in the Chinese interior. They are popular for their low price, but relatively large storage capacity.
Fudi are a small, Guangdong based company that specialize in making cheap SUV’s and trucks for the Chinese market, however a larger part of their business is building truck and pick up parts for their partners, Dongfeng, Changfeng, Greatwall and Dandong Huang Hai, so whilst they Fudi seem to know a lot about building parts for trucks, they dont seem to know how to design a grill for one one.
The good news about the Explorer6 is that it is based off the first generation (1982-1991) Mitsubishi Pajero platform, and comes with ABS/EBD as well as parking sensors for those that wish to back this baby up into some tight spots. Engine power is expected to come from a Greatwall sourced 2.8Turbo Charged diesel engine which produced 225N.m of torque at low down revs, making it perfect for the farm.
The Explorer6 is expected to launch quietly at next months Guangzhou Auto Show, and will be priced sub 100,000rmb.




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"The Fudi Explorer6 is basically the usual ‘pick up truck with a cover‘ SUV that are popular with farmers and drivers in third/fourth tier cities in the Chinese interior. They are popular for their low price, but relatively large storage capacity. "

ha ha.
they would never be able to sell that name in punjab.
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Kinda Weird!!!

The driver gets his arm candy and the Boss Sulks ALONE!!!
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The Yue Yue really does look like an interesting car both inside and out, on the power front it will be on par with other super cheap minis with a 1.0L and 1.1L power unit delivering power to the front wheels. The 1.0L engine is the one that is shared with the Hafei Lobo and thus is a well tested engine with plenty of spare parts available. The 1.0L will produce 50kw at 6000rpm and will be paired to a 5 speed manual.
The interior looks fairly well constructed, with plenty of round, cute lines, that are likely to find the Yue Yue with plenty of young fans, coincidently, Yue actually means pleasing, which is exactly what many buyers are expected to be when they pick up up this little baby.
Pricing is expected to be on par with the BYD F0 in the low 30,000rmb segment.



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