Borgward Unveils The BX6 Crossover Coupe And Electric BXi7

Borgward has used the company’s academy of engineering ceremony to unveil the new BX6 and BXi7.

Starting with the BX6, the model is a compact crossover coupe which is designed to appeal to younger customers thanks to its “personalized look and aerodynamic optimization.” The draws inspiration from the BMW X4 and it features a prominent grille that is flanked by slender headlights and LED daytime running lights. Moving further back, we can see plastic body cladding, a dual exhaust system and a coupe-like design which isn’t very flattering.

The interior is another story as the model comes nicely equipped with a sport steering wheel, leather seats and wood trim. Other highlights include a 10-way power driver’s seat, a push button ignition and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Drivers will also find an infotainment system with an eight-inch display.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 221 hp (165 kW / 224 PS) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which is paired to a standard all-wheel drive system which can detect slips and react within 0.12 seconds. The company declined to say how fast the crossover is but they confirmed it will consume 7.1 L/100km (33.1 mpg US / 39.7 mpg UK).

The Borgward BX6 will be launched in South America and the Middle East later this year. The crossover will eventually make its way to Southeast Asia in early 2019.

The more interesting of the two models is the electric BXi7. It features two electric motors that produce 238 hp (178 kW) and 390 Nm (287 lb-ft) of torque. This setup enables the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph).

Borgward declined to mention the battery’s capacity but lithium-ion battery pack enables the BXi7 to travel up to 375 km (233 miles) on a single charge. When the battery is depleted, a rapid charging system can deliver an 80 percent charge in as little as 45 minutes.

Besides offering an impressive range, the battery pack features an “intelligent thermal management system.” Borgward says this will enable the battery to perform optimally even when the outside temperature is between -30° C (-22° F) and 55° C (131° F).

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  • Jason Panamera

    Interior is nice but lines of this car are awkward, especially this back.

    • DJ

      That’s because it’s not a car its an SUV.

  • CJKnox

    Hey look guys it’s a car on its tippy toes.

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Loves me some crossovers… the more the better!!! Keep em coming!

  • Dennis Scipio

    Ooh a crossover coupe that looks like a sedan, you don’t see those every day.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    So it’s now a trend in China to have sedans on top of crossover chasis… first Maybach, now this atrocity… hope the rest of the world don’t catch up

    • DJ

      I’ve been anticipating this for years. Finally the babby boomers will have the auto world back to the 1950s. Get ready for more chrome and 20ft tall fins Lol

  • Matt

    So many BMW-inspired styling elements, inside and out.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      I wouldn’t beat them up too much, it’s an alternative. Just think what Hyundai used to be.

  • haudit

    Am I alone in finding Borgward’s interiors fairly impressive? Sure, I know the quality probably isn’t even up to Ford or Vauxhall standards, much less Mercedes-Benz, BMW or Audi, but they definitely have their “premium” aesthetic pretty much down – a light sprinkling of BMW and Audi here and there.

    The less said about the BX6’s exterior styling the better… though I do find the more conventional looking BX5 to be fairly inoffensive and blandly handsome.

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  • SO THIS SEEMS TO BE THE NEW TREND, SUV’S WITH BUSTLE REARS. THIS AND THE ROLLS SUV.

  • no25

    This look is what I think of when Ford says “it’s reinventing the sedan.” This looks like a lifted sedan.

    • Karl

      If this is what Ford meant by “reinventing the sedan”then they are really in deep trouble. When will we see the end of these monstrosities? My eyes are bloodshot from looking at this “thing”

  • A. Borg

    The ousted Cadillac CEO (forgot his name momentarily and won’t Google it) apparently said that the consumer preference towards SUVs and crossovers is caused by the deterioration of road infrastructure. As the roads crumble, consumers react by switching from sedans and sport cars to SUVs, CUVs, etc. I think he was onto something there.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    “Borgward” seems to be Afrikaans for “Awkward.”

  • KareKakk
  • KareKakk

    According to Ford, who claims to stop making cars and focus on SUV’s and such, our DJ is spot on.

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