|Designer||Roland Sternmann, Benjamin Nawka|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door CUV|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, four-wheel-drive|
|Engine||2.0 L turbocharged I4|
|Battery||13.2 kWh lithium-ion battery|
|Electric range||55 km (34 mi)|
|Wheelbase||2,760 mm (108.7 in)|
|Length||4,713 mm (185.6 in)|
|Width||1,911 mm (75.2 in)|
|Height||1,694 mm (66.7 in)|
The Borgward BX7 is a Sino-German compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by the Borgward Group. It is the first model of the newly resurrected Borgward company, which made its return after a 54-year hiatus at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Developed with the help of Chinese truck manufacturer Foton, the BX7 is Borgward's first entry into the SUV market. It was first unveiled to the public at the 2015 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Two trim levels are available, the BX7 base model, and the upper range BX7 TS ('Touring Sedan'). Features exclusive to the TS model include a more upscale interior, a different grille pattern composed of several small diamonds similar to the Borgward logo, larger wheels, a roof rack, and an overall sportier exterior design. Five, six and seven-passenger seating configurations will be offered as well.
Both models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine producing 225 horsepower. Power is delivered to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission co-developed with BorgWarner. A 401-horsepower plug-in hybrid version with an electric range of 34 miles will be added to the lineup at a later date.
The Borgward BX7 is produced at Foton's Beijing assembly plant. It is sold in China starting July 2016, but will eventually be available in Germany and other European markets within the next two years.
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