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2016 FAW Besturn B70 2.0L Interior and Exterior Overview
Like the Besturn B50, the Besturn B70 is built on the platform of the first generation Mazda 6. McPherson struts are used in its front suspension, and a torsion beam is installed at the rear. However, in order for the chassis to meet modern requirements, the engineers of the Chinese company seriously upgraded it, but the length of the wheelbase remained the same - 2,675 mm. But the overall dimensions of the car are different from their next of kin. So, the length of the Besturn B70 is equal to 4729 mm, which is 13 cm more than that of the B50, and only slightly less than that of the Mazda 6 of the first generation. As for the width, then at B70 it is equal to 1782 mm, and the height of the car is 1465 mm. Ground clearance - 148 mm. Depending on the configuration, the curb weight of the sedan is 1405 or 1440 kg. It remains only to add that the volume of the luggage compartment Besturn B70 is 480 liters, and the gas tank holds a decent fuel reserve of 64 liters.
Assisted in the design of the exterior of the Chinese had a famous Italian workshop Italdesign. The car looks solid and modern, despite the simplicity and brevity of the lines. Large headlights, a large forward-facing false radiator grille decorated with five crossbars and dressed in a chrome surround, powerful bumper with additional air intakes and round corners. Harmoniously and courageously looks sedan hood with powerful longitudinal vyshtampovki. The sides of the body adorn moderately swollen wheel arches. Large, regular-shaped doorways, high and flat roof, almost vertical rear pillar will provide a comfortable fit for passengers in the cabin. The feed of the sedan looks no less extravagant and solid due to the large and stylish shades of the parking lamps, the compact trunk lid and the powerful bumper with strict outlines.
The salon offers a two-color interior design. Finishing materials of decent quality, fitting elements at the proper level. The interior of the car, thought out to the smallest detail, provides maximum comfort to the front and rear passengers.
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The main control of the car’s systems is focused on the touchscreen display (optional), but some highly demanded features are duplicated by the multifunction steering wheel buttons. A multifunctional steering wheel with an integrated airbag made using special alloys has a low weight, which makes driving a car easier and easier. At the same time, the steering wheel is adjustable in several directions: the range of adjustment of the steering wheel at the departure is about 45 mm, in height - about 55 mm
The Besturn B70 is equipped with a variable power steering. When driving at high speed, the force required to rotate the steering wheel increases, which allows the driver to fully control the car and accurately feel the trajectory of the turn. When driving at low speed - for example, in the parking lot - the steering wheel rotates easily and practically without effort.
Engine selection at Besturn B70 no. The only available for the sedan power unit designated gasoline four-cylinder engine CA4GD1 with a working volume of 2.0 liters. This power plant, equipped with distributed fuel injection and 16-valve timing, is capable of producing about 147 hp. power (108 kW) and not more than 183 Nm of torque. The engine is fully compliant with Euro-4 standards and is capable of accelerating the Besturn B70 up to a maximum of 200 km / h. As for the dynamics of acceleration, the starting acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take about 11 or 12 seconds, depending on the type of gearbox installed. The motor can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, or with a 6-band "automatic". With a manual sedan shows not only the best dynamics of acceleration, but also greater fuel efficiency, although this indicator differs not so much: 8.2 liters and 8.3 liters per 100 km, respectively.
As befits a sedan D-class, the FAW Besturn B70 suspension is a very decent level. In front, Chinese developers used an independent design with double wishbones, while behind they chose to use an E-type multi-link layout. On all wheels disc brakes are installed.
Not without electronic helpers. Already in the basic version, the B70 is equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBD (electronic brake force distribution) systems. The automatic transmission version is additionally equipped with an electronic anti-skid system (TCS). These electronic assistants provide the Besturn B70 with excellent handling and cornering stability, reduce braking distance and prevent wheel spin, evenly distributing braking forces on all four wheels.
A few words about the safety of the car. In this regard, the Chinese developers did not regret the equipment, equipping the Besturn B70 body with several programmable deformation zones to dissipate the energy of frontal and side collisions, and developed a system for lowering the engine during a frontal impact, installing a safety steering column and a lowered pedal assembly, which protects the driver from injuries. Inside, additional protection is provided by frontal airbags, front three-point belts with pretensioners and Isofix attachments for child seats. As a result, during the tests C-NCAP this sedan received 4 stars for safety.
In Russia, the Besturn B70 is available in two versions. The basic equipment of the Comfort MT includes 205/55 R16 tires on cast wheels, fog lights, daytime running lights, rear LED lights, a full spare tire, cloth interior, leather steering wheel, seats with manual adjustment, rear parking sensors, pressure sensor tires, anti-theft system, immobilizer, central locking with remote control, on-board computer, climate control, rear window heating, power windows of all doors, electric mirrors and audio system with 4 speakers and support for CD / USB / mp3. The top grade of the sedan is distinguished by the presence of an automatic transmission, an automatic light control system, a TCS anti-skid system, a multimedia system with a color touch screen (navigator, rear-view camera).