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BAIC unveils new SUV with old Saab 2.0 and 2.3 engines

BJ40L PLus

BAIC unveils new SUV – Beijing AutoBJ40L Plus based on old Saab enginesfor Chinese car market. Price starts at 159.800 and ends at 189.800 yuan.

The Beijing Auto BJ40 L Plus is a high end variant of the BJ40L. It is an additional model, not a facelift or a successor. The Plus comes with extra wide fender flares, making this Jeep clone suddenly look a lot more like a Hummer.

Baic BJL40 PLus interior

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The Beijing Auto BJ40L Plus is available with both engines, oldies from Saab: a 204 hp 2.0 turbo and a 250 hp 2.3 turbo, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

The interior sees the biggest change compared to the standard car; the dashboard is completely new and fitted with a digital instrument panel, a 12.3 inch standing touch screen, round air vents, a wider center tunnel, and an electronic parking brake.

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Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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