Shenzhen-based auto giant BYD announced on August 17 that it will release its 2022 Tang DM-p vehicle model on August 25. This new car is positioned as a mid-sized SUV with four-wheel drive performance, with a pre-sale price range of 292,800 yuan to 332,800 yuan ($43,114 – $49,004).
Tang, as BYD’s flagship SUV model, has launched the Tang DM-i and Tang EV, and it will soon release the Tang DM-p, which is regarded for its high performance. The new car retains the existing “1.5T engine + 160kW front motor” setup, and adds a 200kW rear motor. It has a maximum pure electric range of 215 km, a zero-to-one-hundred acceleration time of 4.3 seconds and a 100 km loss of electric fuel consumption of 6.5L.
The length, width and height of the Tang DM-p are 4,870/1,950/1,725 mm respectively, the wheelbase is 2820 mm, and the vehicle mass totals 2,150 kg. The seats are made of leather, and the new car adopts a “2+3+2” seat layout, with six seats of “2+2+2,” and the optional installation cost is 10,000 yuan.
Inside the vehicle, the Tang DM-p looks similar to the Tang EV. It comes with a large 15.6-inch center screen with adaptive rotation support, a DiLink car system with 5G Netlink support, and a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument information display in HD. As for the configuration, the Tang DM-p has single pedal mode, wireless charging for cell phones, full-speed adaptive cruise control, remote control to move the vehicle, and chassis perspective. The high-end version offers automatic lane change assistance, HUD head-up display, three-zone automatic air conditioning. Additionally, the top version offers automated valet parking.
In terms of power, the Tang DM-p comes with a Xiaoyun 1.5T engine and EHS E-Motive system, with a maximum power of 452 kW. It uses a special ferrous lithium phosphate blade battery for hybrid power, and its pure electric battery life lasts for 215 km. With fast-charging technology, it charges from 30% to 80% in just 20 minutes.