The new business-class sedan Lifan 820 2014-2015 for the first time officially was shown in April this year on the 13th Beijing Auto Show. Four-door sedan Lifan 820 is the flagship of the Chinese manufacturer Lifan Motors.
- Introducing the new Chinese sedan represents the interests of Lifan Motors in the highly competitive European class D, start with the external dimensions of the body that make up the new Lifan 820 2014-2015 Year 4865 mm long, 1835 mm wide, 1480 mm high, with 2775 mm wheelbase and 121 mm ground clearance for a standard installation of rubber 215 / 60R16 on alloy 16-inch wheels with five double spokes.
Lifan 820 sedan fairly large, even a little more than popular Toyota Camry (XV50), but … I wonder what the size of the wheelbase of both cars make 2775 mm !!! Coincidence, or Chinese experts once again use the platform developed by the Japanese. On the other hand, Toyota Camry fully independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and behind, at the Lifan 820 all-wheel suspension is also independent, but the front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link diagram. So I think now, the original platform of the Chinese sedan or not.
What is certainly the new Chinese business class car will be pleasantly surprised Russian motorists, it’s their bright appearance. Official images of the Lifan 820 will force even opponents of the Chinese automotive industry recognize that the design of the exterior of the body’s flagship Lifan Motors stylish, original and modern. No cost and without Chinese designers become traditional borrowing and imitation. But how well a Lifan 820 merged images of Audi A4 and Ford Mondeo, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata, even the motives of the BMW 7-Series present.
The front part of the body model with an index of 820 Lifan decorate narrowed headlamps with modern filling (high beam lens optics, LED dipped beam and daytime parking lights). In the center of a large trapezoid lattice with horizontal slats and frame richly coated with chromium, sporty bumper with additional air, wind skirt and fog lights with LED filling.
Solutions of the classical body profile for business-class sedan: a long, sloping hood, large doorways, right radius of the wheel arches, which just asks 17-18 inch wheels with low profile tires, high sill side glass, a strong inclination of the front and rear roof pillars, Monumental feed.
The rear part of the Chinese Lifan 820 sedan sticks out to show stylish LED-lights marker light with three-dimensional effect, trim the trunk lid with spoiler bumper with large curvaceous, flowing lines and contours, and with a weight aerodynamic elements. That’s as impressive and stylish, but at the same time solid and sporty four-door sedan new Chinese business class Lifan 820 2014-2015 model year outside.
Interior decoration continues rigor and sobriety inspired by the appearance of the Chinese auto news. It’s nice that interior Lifan 820 concise and easy, without the eastern tinsel and lurid decorative inserts. But it is very easy to use, ergonomic, comfortable and cozy. Chinese sedan interior is still very far from European, Japanese and Korean classmates.
But the equipment and controls are properly positioned and comfortable to use all easy, and decoration materials is not low. Car door shut with a pleasant noble sound, sound insulation of interior and engine compartment are praiseworthy. Places in the first and second row with a margin for comfortable placement of five people, the boot can accommodate 510 liters of cargo.
True and cons of the cabin enough: the driver’s seat and front passenger side without proper support, instrument panel with fine digitization, on-board computer is overloaded with information, the basic version of the steering wheel rim is slippery, in the presence of an ancient sound system and a conventional air conditioner. But … in Russian Chinese sedan will be offered in a rich equipment, promising the presence of electric and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start saloon motor, electric heated mirrors, electric panoramic sunroof, leather-trimmed steering wheel, handle PPC management and parking brake, leather interior, rain sensor, light control and tire pressure and a lot more modern equipment.
Specifications sedan Lifan 820 2014-2015 in addition to an independent suspension with comfortable settings, allows you to confidently move on the broken asphalt and disc brakes on all wheels, promise a choice of three petrol four-cylinder engines.
- The base engine (model LFB479Q) 1,8-liter (133 hp 168 Nm) with 5 speed manual sedan will provide curb weight of 1433 kg (1808 kg gross weight) momentum booster up to 100 mph for 15.8 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. This engine is also installed on the sedan and crossover Lifan Cebrium Lifan X60.
- A more powerful engine with distributed injection (model LF489Q) 2,4-liter (160 hp 221 Nm), mated to a 6 automatic transmission also will not allow dial sedan a top speed of over 180 km, blame thoughtful automatic transmission. Masthead option Lifan 820 will receive the latest 2.0-liter turbocharged engine (210 hp).