Bollinger B1 Gets Front Intakes And Vents, Is Still As Slippery As A Brick

Bollinger has tweaked the front fascia of the B1 all-electric SUV before deliveries commence early next year.

The best way to describe the B1’s utilitarian design is to call it a brick on wheels. Consequently, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s not the most aerodynamically-efficient electric vehicle out there. Bollinger hopes its minor modifications will make the SUV a little more friendly to the air it will smash through.

To do so, Bollinger has incorporated a set of air intakes in the front fascia which also support the headlights and turn signals. These intakes allow air to pass through the vehicle’s front and out of a pair of vents on the hood. Not only does the new design result in better efficiency, it also makes the B1 look a little nicer.

Prior to these changes, Bollinger says the B1 generated more than 400 kg of lift at the front and 350 kg of downforce at the rear. The subtle facelift helps to equalize these figures but the company has yet to announce just how improved they are.

The B1 is currently offered with either a 60 kWh or 100 kWh battery pack and offers a range varying between 120 and 200 miles (193 km and 321 km). Additionally, a pair of electric motors result in a combined 360 hp and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 4.5 seconds and a 127 mph (204 km/h) top speed.

In November last year, Bollinger said it had secured more than 10,000 reservations for the B1.

 

  • Well I mean boxy design doesn’t always mean not aerodynamic, have you seen the original Giulia? One of the most streamlined car every produce, despite the boxy design.

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