BAIC BJ80 6×6 is your ticket to six-wheeled fun

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. has used BIAC for sale in Dubai.

Photo Credit: Autohome and PCAuto


  1. If you want to create something new, first is to learn how to do things right. Think about what Chinese can do nowadays, I would say it is ridiculous that people still making laugh when they see Chinese is “duplicating” again. Do you seriously think just by duplicate others China would’ve achieve what they achieved so far?

  2. Do the Chinese not see that they make fools of themselves by doing this?

    They litterally have zero creativity of their own.

    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author April 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

      It’s possible they got the blessing from Mercedes as Daimler owns a small stake in the Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., a subsidiary of BAIC Group.

  3. Can it perform as it looks ? I would be not; considering that engine with lots of kgs
    But LS swapping it would be interesting, as it will get the heart it needs

    • Christopher Milbourne
      Author April 24, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      In terms of performance, BIAC hasn’t said anything yet. We expect them to release more details tomorrow.


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