BYD Seal debuts in the Chinese market. Coming to Europe by the end of the year

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Unveiled last spring, the BYD Seal & egrave; was designed to enter into direct competition in China with the Tesla Model 3. It is a model that already has; obtained over 60 thousand pre-orders since & egrave; been presented. Now, the BYD Seal is on its way to the hands of the first Chinese owners.

Interestingly, & egrave; that this car will soon arrive & agrave; also in Europe , at least in the markets of the Old Continent where the Chinese brand has decided to enter. The automaker has confirmed that this model will be; on sale in Germany and Sweden in the fourth quarter of 2022 thanks to agreements with the Hedin Mobility Group that will take care of; to market and offer assistance to BYD cars. In the other European markets where BYD & egrave; present, the Seal will arrive; at a later time.

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For the moment we don't know how many versions it will be; marketed in Europe. In China, however, the BYD Seal is; proposed with three different powertrains. The car measures 4,800 mm long x 1,875 mm wide x 1,460 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,920 mm. This car is based on BYD's e-Platform 3.0 platform, specific for electric cars.

The access version has a single 150 kW electric motor with 310 Nm of torque and rear-wheel drive (0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds). The battery has a capacity; of 61.4 kWh and allows a distance of up to 550 km but according to the CLTC cycle. We then have a variant always with a single electric motor but with a power of 230 kW and 360 Nm of torque (0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds). In this case, the accumulator has a capacity 82.5 kWh. The autonomy, always according to the CLTC cycle, reaches up to 700 km. Finally, at the top of the range we have the BYD with double electric motor and all-wheel drive.


Overall, available there are 390 kW with 670 Nm of torque (0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds). The battery is always from 82.5 kWh for a distance of up to 650 km (CLTC). For this car, BYD uses its Blade batteries which are of the LFP type. Speaking of charging, the 61.4 kWh accumulator can supplying energy up to a maximum power of 110 kW, from 82.5 kWh up to 150 kW.

Obviously, the prices for the European market are not yet known. In China, BYD starts at 222,274 Yuan, equal to about 32,300 euros.

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