BYD S8

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BYD S8
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Overview
Manufacturer BYD
Production 2009–2010
Body and chassis
Class s-segment
Body style 2 door convertible
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related BYD F3
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L BYD483QB I4
Transmission 5 speed manual
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,520 mm (99.2 in)
Length 4,490 mm (176.8 in)
Width 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Curb weight 1525kg / 1550kg
BYD S8 rear

The BYD S8 is a convertible sports car manufactured by the Chinese car company BYD. First shown as a prototype at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2006[1] as the F8.

The vehicle has a steel roof and the design shares similarities at the rear with the conceptually similar Renault Mégane CC while the front is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz CLK.[2]

The F8 was renamed S8 in 2010 when it finally went on sale and sold only seven cars in the full 2010 fiscal year.[citation needed] Production has now ceased.

It is front-wheel drive and is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre engine. The S8 was mainly sold in China.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BYD S8 Convertible: A Chinese Chopstick Dumpling Deathtrap". Jalopnik. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Another Chinese copy, the BYD F8". Motor Authority. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 30 April 2015.