Borgward is a new player in the global automotive market but the Bremen Germany-based brand has been around from 1919 till 1963. It’s re-birth took place in 2008, thanks to the effort of the grandson of the founder, investment and manufacturing tie-up with China-based Foton, a subsidiary of Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd or BAIC.
In 2009, BAIC acquired engineering rights from then GM’s Saab brand of three overall vehicle platforms, some Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 technologies, two engine technologies and two transmission systems.
As a result it has been able to re-engineer them into contemporary products for Borgward by sharing the architecture and powertrains.
The BX5 SUV’s design was done at the Borgward Design Centre in Renningen near the corporate headquarter in Stuttgart Germany. As a result the BX5 has European flavour in its design and proportion which stands at 4,483mm in length, 1,876mm in width, 1,677mm in height on a 2,685mm wheelbase. It comfortably accommodates 5 adults.
Two turbocharged four-cylinder engines are available displacing 1.4-litre and 1.8-litre offering 140hp and 180hp respectively. The bigger engine is mated to a six-speed automatic and the smaller to a seven-speed DCT. Both set-ups can be had in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive.
Standard features package on the BX5 include power steering, power windows, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillights, single-zone air-conditioning, fabric seats, front-centre 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, AUX, USB, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, parking sensors, reverse camera and alloy wheels. The higher models gets dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, leather seats, panoramic sunroof, xenon headlamps, cruise control, auto headlamps, 8 speakers, engine start/stop, WIFI and 360-degree parking assist. Safety features include front and side airbags ABS, electronic brake distribution (EBD), ESP, traction control, brake assist, auto hold and tyre pressure monitoring system.
|Engine||I4 1.8L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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