No this isn’t a body kit for the G63 6×6, this is its Chinese counterpart, the BAIC BJ80 6×6. While the two do look somewhat similar, we have a feeling BAIC’s version is smaller.
What has the BAIC BJ80 6×6 got that the Mercedes doesn’t
While some will say it is a direct clone, there are subtle differences between the two. Starting with the front end; a brush guard protects the grille while an LED light bar helps illuminate the road ahead. On the right side of the bonnet there’s a snorkel and below the previously mentioned bar is a winch built into the front bumper.
Furthermore, the BAIC BJ80 6×6 has a roof rack, tow hook mounted below the rear spare tyre, rear exhaust pipes and the vehicle model stuck to the rear bars.
Inside, the six-wheeler shares the interior of the regular BJ80 with a few minor differences. The seats are one different as feature contrasting stitching, enhanced leather and a diamond quilt pattern similar to the 6×6 the BJ80 is replicating. The steering wheel is also slightly different as it features perforated leather.
If you’re expecting the BAIC BJ80 to draw power from a V8, you would be wrong as the six-wheeler is powered by a Saab-sourced 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine rated at 250 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Complete with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, sources indicate there may be some form of hybrid technology involved too.
The BAIC BJ80 6×6 will be on display at the upcoming 2018 Beijing Auto Show that starts tomorrow.
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