BYD’s YangWang U9 Electric Supercar Launched

BYD‘s premium brand Yangwang has launched the U9 electric supercar, the second production vehicle from the new high-end brand after the U8 off-road SUV.

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The U9 comes available only in a single version at a starting price of RMB 1.68 million ($233,500), which is much higher than the RMB 1.098 million price tag for the U8.

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The Yangwang U9 measures 4,966 mm in length, 2,029 mm in width, and 1,295 mm in height, with a 2,900 mm wheelbase. The fully electric model has 4 motors, each with a peak power of 240 kW (322 hp) a combined peak power of 960 kW (1,287 hp), and a peak torque of 1,680 Nm. The electric powertrain delivers up to 1,306 horsepower and 1,680 Nm of power output, allowing the U9 to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.36 seconds. According to Yangwang, the performance exceeds that of a model with a 12-cylinder engine.

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The U9 is built on the 800 V high-voltage platform and is powered by an 80-kWh LFP Blade battery with a CLTC driving range of 450 kilometers. Yangwang U9 supports simultaneous charging with two charging guns and can charge from 30% to 80% in as little as 10 minutes.

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As seen before, the Yangwang U9 is equipped with BYD’s DiSus-X, the most advanced branch of the body control system that BYD launched in April 2023. BYD demonstrated the Yangwang U9’s ability to dance, jump, and drive even with just three wheels at the launch of the DiSus system. Yangwang said the DiSus-X system is capable of up to 36 kW of power and the suspension has a maximum adjustable travel of 75 mm.

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Inside, there are two 10.25-inch screens: one positioned in front of the driver, and the other in front of the passenger. Another bigger vertical screen measuring 12.3 inches is positioned vertically in the middle acting as the central control screen. The Yangwang U9 features BYD’s DiLink cockpit system and DiPilot-assisted driving system and is equipped with a 5G chip based on a 4 nm process co-developed by BYD and Qualcomm. The vehicle boasts a variety of built-in modes that allow owners to demonstrate features including vehicle dancing and tank turns.

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Yangwang is offering a 6-year or 150,000-kilometer vehicle warranty on the U9 and a lifetime warranty on the battery, motor, and electronic controls for the first owners.

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BYD announced earlier this month that it is targeting to gain a leading position in the premium market with several premium models in 2024. Hot sales of premium-brand models, including the Yangwang, Denza, and Fang Cheng Bao, have boosted BYD’s profitability and enhanced the company’s brand image, BYD said in the announcement.

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