After Mercedes-Benz G-Class, it was the Jeep Wrangler which seems to have copied by the Chinese. Named as Beijing Auto’s BJ40, it is the copy of Jeep Wrangler.
Needed not to mention, how cool Chinese are in copying the world products, where they hadn’t left the automobiles even.
To be a bit precise, the BJ40 was actually announced in 2009 and was presented in flesh at the 2010 Shanghai Auto Show, but this year’s Beijing Auto Show marks its market launch.
Hopefully, on looks, it may pose as the strong replica to the Jeep Wrangler, but the naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder under hoods, feeds to all its starving all four wheels with 160 lb-ft (271 Nm) of torque. And in China, the BJ40 is priced approximately three times less than a Wrangler.
BAIC B40 standard configuration
- Dimensions (length / width / height): 4350/1843/1837mm
- Wheelbase: 2450mm
- Curb weight: 1830kg
- The maximum speed: 150km / h
- Max.gradeability: 60% (equivalent to about 31 degrees)
- Minimum ground clearance: 210mm
- Engine displacement: 2.4L/2.7L
- Maximum power: 105kW/110kW
- Maximum torque: 217Nm/235Nm
- Compression ratio: 9.5
- Transmission: 5MT/4AT
- Four-wheel drive type: Four-wheel drive
- Front / rear suspension form: Double wishbone independent suspension / five-link solid axle