Geely BL

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Geely BL
Beauty Leopard.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGeely Automobile
Also called
  • Geely Beauty Leopard
  • Geely Mybo
  • Geely BO
Production2003–2006
Model years2004–2006
Body and chassis
ClassSports (S)
Body style2-door coupé
RelatedGeely CD
Powertrain
Engine1.3 L MR479Q I4
1.5 L MR479QA I4
1.8 L I4
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Length4,110 mm (161.8 in)
Width1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Curb weight980 kg (2,161 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorGeely CD

The Geely BL is a sports coupe from Chinese manufacturer, Geely Automobile.[1]

Overview[edit]

The "BL" name stands for "Beauty Leopard" which is the direct meaning of the Chinese name Meirenbao (美人豹). The car was designed with help from Daewoo and was introduced to production in January, 2003. It is best known outside China for being the first vehicle with an in-car karaoke machine. The car's design seems to be inspired mostly by the Toyota Celica, with the front taking inspiration from the Honda Integra and the rear from the Toyota Supra.

The Geely BL is considered a sports car in China, and it has a top speed of 180 km/h (approx 111 mph).

The Geely BL is powered by a 1.3 L engine which is a Toyota Motor Corporation design, produced by Xiali. Later in 2006, a version with a 1.8 L engine was added with the engine being the JL481Q 1.8 liter engine also used by the Maple Hysoul with a top speed of 190km/h.[2]

Production of the Geely BL ended in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "吉利汽车-美人豹".
  2. ^ "预计售价10万元 1.8L版美人豹将上市".

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