Shuanghuan SCEO

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Shuanghuan SCEO
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A Shuanghuan SCEO on display at IAA 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Overview
Manufacturer Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co
Also called Shuanghuan CEO
Martin Motors CEO (European Union)
Production 2002–2007
Assembly mainland China
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L 4G63 16v I4
2.4 L 4G64 16v I4
2.4 L 4G69 16v I4
2.5 L YC4FB100-30 turbo diesel
Transmission 5 speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.2 in (2.85 m)
Length 185.4 in (4.71 m)
Width 73.6 in (1.87 m)
Height 71.7 in (1.82 m)
Curb weight 4,000 lb (1,800 kg)[1]

The Shuanghuan SCEO is an off-road vehicle manufactured by the Chinese auto maker Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co based in Shijiazhuang, Hebei. Following a court case in Germany brought by BMW, the car was banned from sale in Germany. It is sold in Italy and central Europe, following BMW losing its court case in Italy.[2]

The company has copied the looks of the Toyota Land Cruiser inside and at the front end, the BMW X5 at the rear end, the BMW X3 at the sides. Its badge is very similar to SsangYong's. Its design was the cause of many disputes when the company wanted to show it at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007.[citation needed]

Specification[edit]

The SCEO is powered by a choice of two 4-cylinder gasoline engines and a diesel option: a 2.0-litre producing 82 kW (111 PS; 110 bhp) and a 2.4-litre producing 100 kW (136 PS; 134 bhp).[3] A 2.5-litre diesel option provides 75 kW (102 PS; 101 bhp).

BMW copy claim[edit]

The rear of the Shuanghuan SCEO, which BMW alleged is a blatant copy of its BMW X5.

In June 2008 the Regional Court of Munich ruled that the Chinese SUV brand, "Shuang-huan SCEO" is a copy of the BMW X5, prohibited the defendant importer of these vehicles in the "trade in Germany" offer and ordered the destruction of all "vehicles with a certain look" at which the defendant's possession or ownership (Az.: 4HK O 16807/07).[4][5][6]

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