More than 50 years after the bankruptcy is again a Borgward at the IAA in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 ). The Borgward Group AG of Stuttgart shows the near-series prototypes there the SUV BX7.
Borgward wants to conquer the market within the next two years in Germany and Europe. First ?? In the first half 2016 ?? the premiere of BX7 is celebrated in China. The local Borgward factory is nearing completion. In the future, the portfolio will be expanded each year with two new models. First, the SUV family will be expanded, following additional segments are to be filled.
The design is all about the great Octagon grille with the typical Markenrhombus and the so-called " Wing Lines ". These features are intended to represent the brand's DNA Borgward. The BX7 is 4.7 meters long, has a long wheelbase and short overhangs. The high waistline and the ground clearance to give him the appearance of an SUV.
The BX7 is presented in two versions: One has a conventional all-wheel drive with 224 hp from a two-liter four-cylinder turbo, and the other is driven by a plug-in hybrid. This has a system output of 401 hp and up to 650 Newton meters available. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission transfers power to the front axle of the combustor. The rear axle is powered by an intelligent all-wheel drive with " virtual propshaft " clothed with power from an electric motor. The lithium-ion battery holds enough power for an electric range of 55 kilometers and is ready reloaded after 30 minutes. Nine modes are available for the plug-in hybrid, among other things, a special off-road mode.
When Borgward chassis uses MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link rear suspension. In addition a declining electric steering, which always holds depending on the situation the right level of support. At the front a six-piston fixed caliper brake decelerates with vented discs to BX7. Help ABS, electronic brake force distribution and Brake Assist. In addition to these driving aids provides Borgward the driver of BX7 further assistance systems to: a collision assistant with active braking intervention, a city - brake assistant with pedestrian detection to 70 km / h, a lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control to 200 km / h.
Inside, you can sit on leather seats with contrast stitching. Optionally, the BX7 as five-, six-, or seven-seater is available. With six seats of the Borgward with particularly comfortable "Captain Chairs" is equipped in the middle row. At seven-seater the boot volume when folded second-row seats can be up to 1,344 liters. A 12.3-inch panel is the central element of the Infotainment system. It supports Android and Apple alike and offers a Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, for example, via a special smartphone app, a connection can be established to the car to open to close or to locate it in case of theft and then stillzulegen.Vor the interior mirror has two service keys. Via the first key you contact a service agent who then booked a hotel for the driver, a parking searches, or make an appointment at the workshop. The second button is the emergency button that in an emergency help can be summoned.
A special edition of the BX7 will be available. The " TS " ?? Touring Sports ?? gets chrome diamonds and special alloy wheels. In addition, other bumper with air intakes, sill and trim. TS - lettering in chrome red are on the fenders, the tailgate, and the front brake calipers. In the interior, the special equipment is based on sports seats, a steering wheel and finishing parts flattened bottom made of brushed aluminum . ( mf )