Saturday, 6 May 2017
Borgward premiere's a new electric car at Shanghai, ready for build at the new Bremen plant.
At this year’s Auto Shanghai (April 21–28, 2017), Borgward presented the BXi7, an SUV with all-electric drive. The near-series concept car demonstrates the impressive potential of the Borgward e-PROPULSION electric drive platform particularly clearly. The platform is suitable for both SUVs and sedans. The battery makes a big impression with its high energy density. It gives the BXi7 a range of up to 500 kilometers and can be charged to 80 percent of capacity within 30 minutes at a fast-charging station.
An electric motor at both the front and rear axles turn the SUV into an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The motors have a combined output of 200 kW / 272 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Newton meters. The vehicle accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h.
A high level of operating comfort is ensured by the e-PROPULSION smartphone app. Among other things, this app enables drive system and interior preconditioning, the intelligent control of various charging functions, and the monitoring of the vehicle’s range, remaining charging time, and interior temperature.
With its LIGHTNING BLUE paint job, the characteristic appearance of the BORGWARD BXi7 reflects the fresh, forward-looking spirit of BORGWARD e-PROPULSION. Exclusive design features are also displayed by the roof rails with their seamless transition into the roof spoiler, the vehicle’s front and rear bumpers, the rear diffuser, and aerodynamically optimized wheels. The exterior design is rounded out by blue color applications in SKY COLOUR and the signature LED daytime running lights.
The interior is upgraded by large decorative elements in LIGHTNING BLUE, discreet trim, and the typical BORGWARD rhombus seat stitching in SKY COLOUR. This impression of sporty elegance is enhanced by the newly designed gear selector lever in the center console and the large LCD displays.
As announced in fall 2016, Borgward Group AG is establishing its global competence center for electric mobility in Bremen. On a 140,000 square meter site along the Weser River, Borgward will build a production facility for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as a test track, a brand studio, and a delivery center. Construction will begin in early 2018, and production is scheduled to commence in 2019. The plant will have a production capacity of 50,000 vehicles per year.