BAIC BJ80 6×6 Shamelessly Flaunts Mercedes G63 6×6 Copycat Looks In Beijing

Beijing Auto has been cloning the Mercedes-Benz G-Class for some time now under the BJ80 moniker, with this latest 6×6 version paying an unsolicited tribute to the monstrous G 63 AMG 6×6.

The car will be on display later this week at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, giving visitors the chance to admire its looks and proportions. While the two products do look alike, we reckon the BJ80 6×6 is slightly smaller than the G 63 6×6, although we’ll probably need to wait until Wednesday for some official figures.

These images courtesy of Autohome and PCauto show the car outside the China International Exhibition Center, probably waiting its turn to be driven in. Visually, it’s very similar to the original product, yet there are a number of features that stick out like a handful of sore thumbs.

To name a few, there are the two tiny headlights within the cluster, the tow hook that barely fits underneath that massive spare wheel, the LED light bar, the winch and of course the snorkel.

At least the interior doesn’t look atrocious

From what we can gather, the cabin of the BJ80 6×6 is pretty much identical to that of the regular BJ80, with one or two minor differences that might actually matter.

For starters, the regular car doesn’t have any contrast stitching, whereas this 6×6 version does. It also comes with perforated leather on the steering wheel and better-looking leather seats, boasting that diamond quilt pattern Mercedes likes to use.

As for what’s driving those wheels, we’re hearing that it’s a Saab-sourced 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, sending 250 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque to all six wheels with the help of a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, some form of hybridization seems to be in play.

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  • OdysseyTag

    As blatant as it is… it’s not the worst.

  • LWOAP

    Shameless and no dignity.

  • PK

    china at it’s finest. can’t innovate? then copy. what a shame….

  • Dr Strangefingger

    It ain’t that bad folks.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Apparently Samsung and Apple keep doing this from 10 years ago as they keep stealing one another or other OEMs tech and they are no.1 & no.2 global phone OEM

  • Kevin Tay

    In English, yes. In Chinese, no.

    • dean

      in any language its a joke

  • Why oh why, the 6×6 trend by far is the worst since few of the owners actually use it for their intended purpose.

    • dean

      the 6×6 trend by far is the worst since few of the owners actually use it for their intended purpose.
      the only intended purpose of this is pussy magnet, so owners will get full value for money

  • I would love to see a head to head between this and a Real G 6×6

  • Dahab

    China is like real life Grand Theft Auto

  • Rory-Taylor Fütter

    hahaha, all the nasty bitter and twisted comments have no doubt been posted on devices made in China…….

  • cat

    crap kicks the eggs of the owner of this brand of cars by copying without permission!!!! why they can’t hire a good designer to make cars?

  • ZYGIUS

    Its already a hybrid, so they owertaked G class 😀

  • dean

    2.3 4 cylinder? should go like a rocket, and how can it be saab sourced? didnt they go out of business 10 years ago?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Looks like a Dubsta from GTA.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    All I have to say is everyone copies/mimics/steals/borrows/takes/etc. from one another. Land Rover and Mercedes both have one of these 6×6 monsters. BMW had the SUV coupe and then came Mercedes and made one of their own. In all honesty, it doesn’t even look like a G63 6X6.

  • Hood Sendi

    Honestly i love the Bj Series i wish we could get them in Africa because the Mercedes cars of the same platform are way to much for us we just see them and dream of them but with the Bj series at least we get to see what high end means and feels. Hood Kampala Uganda

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