Extreme Gelendwagen for $75,000

Extreme Gelendwagen for $75,000


Beijing BJ80 Portal is able to force fords more than a meter deep. The SUV received a 280-horsepower turbo engine.

The impressive Beijing BJ80 Portal SUV was presented in China. In fact, this is a clone of Gelendvagen, and its most hardcore version of the G500 4×42. This is reported by the CarNewsChina website.

Beijing BJ80 appeared back in 2017 and, in principle, its creators did not particularly hide that they copied the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Now we have prepared its extreme version for especially heavy off-road.

Like the Mercedes-Benz G500 4×42, the Chinese Gelendvagen received portal axles. They allowed to increase the ground clearance to an impressive 48 cm. Beijing BJ80 Portal is able to overcome water obstacles with a depth of 1.1 m.

In addition, the approach angle has grown to 54.8 °, and the exit angle – to 48 °. There were also 20-inch off-road tires – for this they had to install fender flares. They also replaced the bumpers and added diode optics to the roof.

The Chinese copy of Gelendvagen is equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with a capacity of 280 hp. with. and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Beijing BJ80 Portal features differential locks and adjustable suspension.

While formally, the Beijing BJ80 Portal is a pre-production concept car, but in 2022 it will go into production. Of course, the SUV will rise in price over the initial BJ80 to around $ 75,000. For a Chinese car, this is a lot, but a real Mercedes G500 4×42 of the new generation will cost over $ 200 thousand, that is, three times more.

However, not only Chinese automakers are engaged in copying the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The Indian company Force Motors has released the second generation of its model in the style of the legendary Gelendvagen.

  • MedialexApril 4, 2021 22:51

    Although it is definitely an unfinished replica, I would be interested in contact details, anyway. Maybe this could be an interesting project.

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