The Chinese regulator MIIT has certified the new four-door BYD F5, which in many ways repeated the Qin Plus sedan in the hybrid version of the DM-i. The role of the generator for charging the battery is played by a petrol aspirated 1.5 Xiaoyun (110 hp, 135 Nm) with an E-CVT variator, while the traction electric motor produces 145 kW (197 hp, 325 Nm). The electric range is 110 km (NEDC). Acceleration to 100 km / h lasts 7.9 seconds, top speed – 185 km / h.
“Fifth” differs from Qin’s headlights and lanterns, the design of the grille and both bumpers. It is 15 mm longer than the original, and the other dimensions are the same: 4780x1837x1495 mm, the wheelbase is 2718.
As an option, a “7.9S” label is attached to the boot lid. Four types of rims have been prepared for tires of standard sizes 225/60 R16 and 215/55 R17. Curb weight – 1620 kg, full – 1995.
Series F began in 2005 with the budget BYD F3 sedan. Now the model is in the second generation and is in low demand: in 2020, only 10,338 units were sold, in the six months of 2021 – 20,341.
“Eph-third” (4617x1716x1480 mm, between the axles 2615) is available only with a petrol aspirated 1.5 (109 hp, 148 Nm) and a five-speed “mechanics” for 47 800 and 50 800 yuan (7 400-7 800 dollars).
The BYD brand has six series: Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, E and F. Four are named after the great Chinese empires (“dynasties”) and flourish. The latter pair is outdated and on its way, but the reorganization launched at the beginning of the year threatens to bring order to the lineup. Unfortunately, the F-series renaissance begins with cloning.