The BX7 SUV, one of the first new models of the BORGWARD Group AG to be launched in the GCC, has undergone a series of on-the-road testing.
The German brand has just finished its first set of tests in the United Arab Emirates, including the temperature test during the height of summer between August 2 and 12, to measure BX7’s adaptability to the blazing heat. The vehicle even experienced the windless environment at locations like the desert by Al Aweer in strong sunlight.
BX7 has proved its superior engine power and controllability through running in the desert and hills in UAE, during which the iAWD (Intelligent All Wheel Drive) system served as a great support. The iAWD of BORGWARD is a combination of BorgWarner’s 5th generation 4WD technology and TRW’s intelligent electronic stability control system. The high quality of top global partners provided guarantee for BX7’s off-road performance, safety and reliability in local conditions.
“Now the engineering team is conducting local testing here in the United Arab Emirates to ensure the BX7 is technically perfect for the Middle East launch. The pre-launch testing is part of a comprehensive pre-launch strategy by BORGWARD as we move into one of the most important markets for us.” said Philipp Schimitt, Chief Electrical Engineer of BORGWARD Group AG.
Schimitt continued, “The BORGWARD BX7 was tested in the desert by Al Aweer, showing indifferent to the scorching heat. Whether it’s cruising from Dubai to Al Ain, or powering up hills in Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, the BX7 stays perfectly cool.”
In the tests of static A/C performance, A/C performance when running, mountain climbing and idling performance, BX7 has met all the criteria in terms of thermal management, warm start at maximum temperature, thermal protection of supercharger, exhaust temperature, coolant, engine oil and engine intake air temperature control.
While it’s the peak heat of summer, BX7 still offered a fabulous A/C performance, met no problem whether the engine was in idling or high speed, and with its OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) and control system functioning perfectly. The results showed that even over long and uphill driving, cool cabin temperatures can be maintained with no increased heat or overheating of the engine.
“The engineering team has conducted numerous tests covering the length and breadth of the UAE, testing the BX7 on different road conditions, environment and temperatures. Checking on key performance under the August sun has been an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate the capabilities of the vehicle under local conditions.” Commented Schimitt.