SCOOP.! The first EV from Xiaomi – SU7, with 663 BHP

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Xiaomi the well-known smartphone manufacturer has debuted its first electric car (EV) in China, which will be known as the MI-SU7. For this electric sedan, which Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd. (BAIC) will manufacture under contract, the company has applied for a sales license. The car, which was formerly known by the codename MS11, has now surfaced with important details.

Before an automobile can be introduced to the market in China, it must first receive approval from the local regulator. The SU7, MI’s electric vehicle, is presently going through the homologation process. We are happy to have the insights, even though the automakers were not pleased with the early disclosure of photos and specifications.

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Xiaomi SU7 Dimension

The SU7 is an electric sedan with a wheelbase of 3000 mm and dimensions of 4997/1963/1455 mm. It has two wheel options: 19 and 20 inches, with 245/45 R19 and 245/40 R20 tires, respectively. Two versions, one with lidar and the other without, have been released by Xiaomi. The front windshield is in front of the lidar system.

Interestingly, pictures show a camera on the B pillar, indicating that the SU7 may have a face recognition unlocking feature. There are two options for the powertrain: an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a maximum power of 495 kW (220 kW + 275 kW) and a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) with a 220 kW motor. For the more affordable model, there is an LFP pack from BYD; for the more expensive model, there is a ternary NMC pack from CATL.

The SU7’s curb weight is 1,980 kg, and its top speed is restricted to 210 km/h for the base model. With a curb weight of 2,205 kg, the higher trim model can reach a top speed of 265 km/h. Three versions are revealed in the MIIT filing: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max. For increased performance, some trims come with an active rear wing. There are two color options available for the SU7’s interior: one with lidar on the front windshield and the other without.

United Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. is the manufacturer of the TZ220XS000 electric motor model. With the vehicle’s Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) feature, you can automatically pay tolls on toll roads without having to stop. The SU7’s in-car system is powered by HyperOS, an internal operating system designed for both smartphones and automobiles. The SU7 is expected to go into mass production in December 2023, and deliveries are expected to begin in February 2024. Dozens of test vehicles are currently coming off the assembly line at the Beijing-based BAIC Off-road Vehicle Co. factory, where trial production of the SU7 has already begun.

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Notable: BAIC, Xiaomi’s manufacturing partner, further demonstrates its automotive industry capabilities by producing Mercedes-Benz vehicles in China.
By introducing the SU7, MI has demonstrated that it is a company that keeps its word after announcing its entry into the electric vehicle manufacturing market 2.5 years ago. To further demonstrate its dedication to the electric mobility space, the company previously revealed that it had invested 10 billion yuan (1.4 billion USD) in this ambitious EV project. Xiaomi made a big move when it registered the domain XiaomiEV.com in August 2023.

FAQ

General

  1. Is the Xiaomi SU7 available for purchase now?
    • No, the SU7 is still undergoing homologation and is expected to begin deliveries in February 2024.
  2. Where will the Xiaomi SU7 be manufactured?
    • The SU7 will be contract manufactured by BAIC Off-road Vehicle Co. Ltd. in Beijing, China.
  3. What are the different variants of the Xiaomi SU7?
    • Three variants are revealed: SU7, SU7 Pro, and SU7 Max.
  4. Does the Xiaomi SU7 have any self-driving features?
    • Information on the extent of self-driving capabilities is not available yet.

Performance and Specs

  1. What is the horsepower (HP) of the Xiaomi SU7?
    • While the article mentions 663 BHP, the official figure is a maximum power output of 495 kW (roughly equivalent to 663 HP).
  2. What is the battery range of the Xiaomi SU7?
    • The exact range is not mentioned, but there are reports suggesting a range of around 800 km (500 miles).
  3. What are the different battery options?
    • The SU7 offers two battery options: a more affordable LFP pack from BYD and a higher-performance NMC pack from CATL.
  4. How fast can the Xiaomi SU7 accelerate from 0-100 km/h?
    • The AWD variant boasts a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 2.78 seconds.

Technology and Features

  1. Does the Xiaomi SU7 have facial recognition unlocking?
    • Images suggest a camera on the B-pillar, hinting at a possible facial recognition feature, but official confirmation is pending.
  2. What operating system does the Xiaomi SU7 use?
    • The in-car system is powered by HyperOS, an internal operating system designed for both smartphones and automobiles.
  3. Does the Xiaomi SU7 have any self-parking features?
    • Information on specific self-parking features is not available yet.

Pricing and Availability

  1. What is the expected price of the Xiaomi SU7?
    • Official pricing details have not been revealed yet.
  2. In which countries will the Xiaomi SU7 be available?
    • Initial launch details are limited to China. Global availability remains unclear.
  3. Can I pre-order the Xiaomi SU7?
    • Pre-order information is not available at this time.

Additional Points

  1. Is the Xiaomi SU7 the first car manufactured by Xiaomi?
    • Yes, the SU7 is Xiaomi’s debut electric vehicle.
  2. What safety features does the Xiaomi SU7 come with?
    • The SU7 is reported to have achieved top safety ratings in C-NCAP, E-NCAP, and C-IASI standards.
  3. How will the Xiaomi SU7 integrate with other Xiaomi devices?
    • Specific details on device integration are yet to be revealed.
  4. What are the environmental benefits of the Xiaomi SU7?
    • By being an electric vehicle, the SU7 produces zero tailpipe emissions.
  5. How will Xiaomi handle after-sales service for the SU7?
    • Information on service centers and warranty details is awaited.
  6. What are Xiaomi’s future plans for the electric vehicle market?
    • Xiaomi has expressed commitment to the electric mobility sector with investments and the establishment of XiaomiEV.com.

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