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BYD F8 - to be launched at end of year.

Auto.Sohu website are today reporting that the BYD F8 will go into production towards the end of the year, with BYD effectively launching a convertible in winter, although in BYD’s hometown of Shenzhen, there isnt really much of a winter to talk about.

BYD are planning to use their first self developed engine in the F8, breaking away from their original reliance on the Mitsubishi range that is often used in Chinese made cars. Although the F8 may well be a mixture of existing automotive designs, with heavy influences coming from Mercedes, as well as Renault around the rear end, BYD do deserve praise for being the first Chinese company to invest in a convertible.



 

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Re: Byd F8

How many stars will get this car in a crash test?

The last month I was in Chile and I saw a BYD F3...it's HORRIBLE, looks sooooo cheap,

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byd f3 look horrible? you was sick maybe? :) hehe
f3 is really nice looking car, also in first 2 months of sale in china f3 is most selling sedan model, so I am sure that car have good quality, i had chance to drive that car and it goes very well
 

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Maybe was the color, hehe

I didn't like it because it look like a very cheap car, the cromated parts especially.

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Byd F8 was renamed to S8:
http://news.cheshi.com/gcxc/200903/98021.shtml


BYD renamed S8 sedan Convertible coupe price about 200,000 yuan

Recently from a BYD factory was informed that the first Coupé Cabriolet cars BYD F8 will be known as S8, S Department of BYD add sports car ranks. BYD said vehicle, S8 is a full taste of the sport product, which is the main reason for name change. Compared in terms of F line, S line is clearly more suitable SPORT car style.

BYD S8 absorb a large number of international fashion elements, look stylish, strong sense of sports. More commendable is that this is our country's first open-top structure with the car hard. Opening and closing of hard use electronic control, hydraulic power finish, as long as the driver lightly press the electric switch, opening and closing of the process can be automatically completed, the operation is very simple. Hard time to open only 25 seconds, with a lot of super-sports match.

End of the year early in 2007, BYD will begin deployment of its S line products, to create an increasingly comprehensive product line. And the F line home, business car style, S-Line Products for sport style with red background of the logo. BYD F8 later changed its name to S8, will be the first listing of S Department of the sale of the vehicle.

BYD S8, represent our country in the coupe convertible area of the highest technology. In today's automobile market, most are soft-top convertible car structure, the manpower required to assist in opening and closing can be achieved. Convertible coupe a more robust fashion to ensure the integrity of car design. However, this technology has been Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Renault monopolized by several auto makers. Cutting-edge automotive sector BYD faith "technology is king" philosophy, has invested many financial and human resources to carry out the research and development, and finally made a technical breakthrough.

The neat V-shaped water tank shields, as well as headlamps polygon deliberately increase the intake of the bumper, showing a sense of full-profile sport. At the rear part of the large-scale BYD S8 taillights and rear bumper to the body side of the expansion of the front lines and echoing each other, a tough solid, seamless style. At the top of S8 BYD installed and have a very introverted functional high level brake light, in addition to the vehicle be able to highlight the character, but also an increase of traffic safety.

At present, the hard sell at an open-top cars have Mercedes-Benz SLK, Volkswagen EOS, Peugeot 307 CC, Cadillac XLR, Astra TwinTop, Lexus SC 430, BMW 3 series priced at 36 ranging between -128 million. S8 BYD to 200,000 yuan into the market will become cost-effective Coupé Cabriolet car.
 

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Re: BYD S8 (former F8)

If BYD change the headlights of the S8, if would look more original, because, the rest of the car is OK.

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I heard that the S8 has push-button ignition instead of a key, is this true?
I heard BYD made a watch that can be used to lock and unlock the car and used as a sensor to allow the car to know who is in it.

http://www.autoblog.com/tag/byd+f8/

Also, the car apparently has moisture sensors that automatically activate the windshield wipers when it rains.

What other features does this car have?
 

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Re: BYD S8 (former F8)

From Chinacarfans:
China’s first convertible, the BYD S8 will be launched in August. The S8 will be BYD’s first S series model to list on market, price would come around 200, 000 Yuan(1USD = 6.8Yuan).
The S8 is well known of fashion design and its full sports-style. The grille, headlamps and peanut-based fits very perfect. It measures(L*W*H) 4490MM * 2020MM * 1405MM with wheelbase 2520MM.


 

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i do not like the headlights at all! something doesnt look slick about it
 
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