BEIJING – Hawtai Automobile launched its first independent mid-level diesel sedan, the B11, to the market on December 28 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the company.
Equipped with 2.0 TECV™ diesel engine or Kavachi 1.8T gasoline engine, the new B11 has four versions with different configurations. The 1.8T gasoline version (MT and AT) is priced at ¥119,700 ($17,603) and ¥129,700 respectively, while the 2.0T diesel version (MT and AT) carries price tags of ¥133,700 and ¥143,700.
Targeting middle-class consumers in China, the B+-Class car has dimensions of 4,943×1,852×1,516 mm with a wheelbase of 2,770 mm, close to the size of a C-Class sedan.
The 2.0 TECV™ diesel engine was developed jointly by Hawtai and VM Motori S.p.A. of Italy with Hawtai having full IPR. Featured by technologies such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), common rail diesel injection (CRDI), variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), as well as the automatic transmission technology from ZF of Germany, the diesel-powered B11 has a fuel consumption of 30 percent less than the gasoline engine sedans of the same level and a power lift of more than 50 percent, claimed Hawtai.
Both the engine and transmission are manufactured by OED Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hawtai Group in Urdus of Inner Mongolia.
The B11 diesel version meets Euro IV emission standards. It is able to cut COx emission by 25 percent and greenhouse gas emission by 45 percent, according to the company.
“The B11 is a strategic model of Hawtai Automobile, representing the group stepping into a new era of vehicle manufacturing. The diesel engine and C-Class configuration will surely provide a brand new experience for our customers,” said Liu Zhigang, president of Hawtai Automobile