Let’s talk about Sao Che, fellow car lovers, this is what Weibo is talking about, today we will continue the series of “Fight for Those Who Can”. Baowo Automobile originated in Germany and is now a German brand controlled by Chinese capital. The production line is in Beijing, a German Industry 4.0 factory, and all products are produced according to German standards. BX7 is a medium-sized SUV launched by Baowo Automobile, and it is also the main sales model. How is its performance? Let’s talk about it in detail this time.
First of all, the body design of Borgward BX7 does not adopt very radical techniques, but uses classic design ideas. What is a classic? Even if you look back after a few years, there will be no aesthetic problems.
The front part of the car adopts a family-style design language. The raised line structure of the front engine cover shows the sense of muscle strength. The chrome-plated grille with octagonal wind blades is integrated with the headlights. It can be seen that because the processing accuracy of the product components is very high High, so the overall texture and fineness are very high. The headlight source is an integrated HID xenon headlight with high and low beams, and the daytime running light is LED.
With a body length of 4715mm and a wheelbase of 2760mm, the BX7 is a standard medium-sized SUV. The waistline of the body does not use a simple straight line, but adopts an alternate superimposed line design. The body height has also reached 1690mm. The advantage of this relatively plump body structure is naturally the interior seating space. The shape of the 19-inch blade two-color aluminum alloy wheels is very mechanical, and the tire size is 235/55R19.
The rear of the car adopts a multi-level design, and the tailgate more or less has a small “slip back” feeling, and the overall sense of streamlines is very good. The ruby taillights are also not exaggerated in shape, but they are very eye-catching. The exhaust is arranged on both sides and two outlets, with a round shape.
After the electric tailgate is opened, you can see a very flat trunk with a regular volume of 545L. If the second row of seats is folded down, a maximum capacity of 1377L can be obtained. There are cup holders and small storage compartments on both sides of the trunk, which are reserved for seven-seater models. BX7 has seven-seater models to choose from.
Enter the car and look at the interior of BX7. The overall interior design is more practical and refined. In terms of materials, the upper part of the center console is all made of soft materials, including the door panel area and the armrest area are also made of soft leather materials, and the touch feel is quite good. The workmanship details of the interior are also very good, the stitching and stitching parts between each component are very meticulous.
The leather multifunctional steering wheel is suitable in size and has a delicate leather feel. The joint at the bottom of the steering wheel is treated with piano lacquer. The instrument panel is a traditional mechanical instrument panel plus a color LCD display. Although the area of this LCD screen is not very large, the amount of information displayed, including color performance, is quite good.
The central control multimedia is a 12.3-inch touchable display screen, equipped with a B-Link intelligent interconnection system, in addition to conventional navigation, cloud services, multi-functional language control, carplay, etc., it can also realize intelligent remote control. The response speed of the central control screen and the sensitivity of the operation are very good, including 360° panoramic images, reversing images, and radar displays are also very clear.
There is a multi-functional storage area at the bottom of the center console, two USB ports and audio ports, and a small storage compartment where you can put some change or cards. It is very interesting that there is also an ashtray. Although smoking is harmful to health, this ashtray is very practical for smokers.
There is only one cup holder on the back of the center console, and there is a small storage compartment next to it, which can be used for mobile phones or keys. Although water glasses and water bottles can be placed in the door panel storage area, there is indeed a lack of a cup holder. The armrest box is also very good, very regular and square, with lighting inside and a 12-volt power outlet.
Talking about the seating space, as mentioned earlier, the size of the body determines the interior seating space. With my height (190cm) the driver’s seat is adjusted to a suitable position, and there will be more than a punch to the head. This performance is very good. Moreover, the cushion area of the seat is large, the padding is also very thick, the fit and support of the waist and back are also in place, and the overall comfort of the seat is still acceptable.
What satisfies me the most is the seating space in the rear row. There is about a punch in the head and more than a punch in the legs, which is rare among medium-sized SUVs. The temperature of the air conditioner in the rear row can also be adjusted independently, and the care of the passengers in the rear row is also thoughtful, but the rear row lacks a USB interface.
The power structure of Baowo BX7 is a 2.0T turbocharged direct injection engine with a maximum power of 224 horsepower and a maximum torque of 300 Nm. The gearbox is a 6-speed automatic manual gearbox.
Although the book data of this 2.0T engine is not so prominent, but the low-torque performance is very good, the maximum torque can burst out at 1500 rpm, and the throttle adjustment is also quite sensitive, so it is very easy to start. Foot oil can bring speed up. The acceleration is very fast, and the power release is relatively complete. In the normal driving mode, this power performance is a little aggressive. In fact, the ECO mode is relatively more suitable for driving on urban roads. If you want to get a more intense driving state and increase the speed more aggressively, then put it in the S gear.
The power reserve in the middle and rear sections is also fully sufficient, and the speed can be increased from 80km/h to 120km/h in one go without any hesitation. The 6AT gearbox is very reliable, and its smoothness is also very good, and the downshift during rapid acceleration on the way can basically be completed in the first time. Although it is a 6AT, when the vehicle is cruising at a high speed of 120km/h, the engine speed is only around 1900 rpm, and the overall adjustment and matching of the engine and gearbox is still very good.
The brakes of the BX7 need to be emphasized. The force performance is very linear and closely fits the depth of the foot. Braking at any speed will give the driver sufficient confidence.
The chassis of BX7 has MacPherson independent suspension at the front and multi-link independent suspension at the rear, and the steering system is electronically assisted. The steering wheel is light and easy to drive, with more precise directionality and no extra space. The suspension’s vibration filtering is relatively good, and it can well resolve small potholes and bumps on the road. The four-wheel drive structure of BX7 is also a bright spot. 4MAX intelligent full-time four-wheel drive, the power distribution of the front and rear axles can be automatically switched between 0 and 100%. Before that, I went to Borgward’s factory and conducted a single-wheel escape test on the four-wheel drive capability of the BX7. Compared with Tiguan L, Audi Q5 and other models of the same level, it performed the best.
To briefly summarize, Borgward BX7 has good performance in terms of power and driving performance, and has no obvious shortcomings, and the quality of the interior and the assembly process standards are also very high. The guide price of the entry-level model is 169,800 yuan, and the guide price of the flagship seven-seat top model is 242,800 yuan. The comprehensive cost-effective advantage is very prominent. However, the popularity of the Baowo brand is not very high in China, and further improvement is needed.