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BYD’s YangWang U7 revealed 800-km range with 135.5 kWh battery

BYD’s upcoming high-end sedan YangWang U7 will have two CLTC cruising ranges: 720 km and 800 km. This information was revealed in the latest catalog of NEVs exempted from vehicle purchase tax released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The U7 applied for the sales license in January and is preparing for the market launch.

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YangWang is a luxury brand launched by BYD, the world’s biggest new energy vehicle maker, in 2023. It currently sells a single model, which is the U8 EREV off-roader, with a starting price of over 1 million yuan (140K USD). Now, YangWang works on three more electric models: the U9 sports car, the U7 sedan, and an unnamed fastback crossover.

YangWang U7 range and battery specs

According to MIIT, this beast of a sedan has the LFP battery manufactured by FinDreams, a BYD subsidiary. The YangWang U7’s pack has a capacity of 135.5 kWh. Because of the chemistry formula, the U7’s battery is quite heavy. It weighs 903 kg, accounting for one-third of this saloon’s curb weight of 3095 kilos. For comparison, the Nio 150-kWh battery weighs 575 kg, according to the regulator.

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The YangWang U7 has two CLTC range options: for 720 km and 800 km. Since these modifications’ curb weight and the combined power output are similar, the difference is caused by the drag coefficient. The YangWang U7 will offer optional side-view cameras instead of conventional mirrors, aerodynamic wheel covers, and optional bumpers. With all aerodynamic elements installed, the U7’s drag coefficient reaches 0.195 Cd, similar to the Xiaomi SU7.

YangWang U7 specs

The YangWang U7 stands on the e⁴ platform (also known as YiSiFang). Its dimensions are 5265/1998/1517 mm with a wheelbase of 3160 mm. For clarity, it is 42 mm longer, 70 mm wider, and 1 mm lower than the EQS. But the U7’s wheelbase is 50 mm shorter. Inside, the U7 adopts the brand’s signature three-screen layout. The interior has two variants with 4 and 5 seats.

The YangWang U7 has four electric motors. Each has a peak power of 240 kW (rated power is 65 kW). The total power output of this saloon reaches 960 kW (1,287 hp). Its top speed is 270 km/h. The YangWang U7 will enter the Chinese market this year, aiming to compete with Mercedes-EQ EQS, BMW i7, Nio ET9 and other high-end electric sedans.

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Source: MIIT, Weibo

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