The DENZA electric concept car was developed by the joint venture of BYD and Daimler AG. Based on a Mercedes-Benz B-Class, it was unveiled at the 2012 Beijing motor show (the DENZA brand, or "Teng Shi," was also launched at the event). With a pure electric drivetrain system is similar to that on the BYD e6, it is said to get a driving range exceeding 250km.
About 4.7m long and sitting on a 2880mm wheelbase, the concept offers four seating positions and does away with the B pillar. While the production model, launched in April 2014, adopts a more conventional design, dropping suicide doors and accommodating five people. Other notable features include side cameras, three T-Pads, illuminating jade keys, and a quick charger.
The concept was designed by Olivier Boulay, who Vice President of Daimler’s design center in Beijing, and developed and produced by an internatinoal team in Taiwan.
From: BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.
Debut Date: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
Wheelbase (mm): 2880
Body Lenghth/width/height (mm): 4699/1895/1580
Features: Rear-hinge doors, side cameras, three T-Pads, illuminating jade key, quick charger.