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China's BMW X5 copy gets blown up by a German automotive publication

By Faiming_low on 25 Oct 2014

Attached Image Seems like the German writers are very keen to give their fellow countrymen advice that they should seriously stay away from fakes. Especially fakes from China that are banned from being sold in their country.
Attached Image Yes, the Shuanghuan CEO is officially banned from being sold in Germany because BMW won a court case against them in 2008; saying that the Chinese manufacturer copied its X5 SUV. However, the car is actually on sale in the other parts of Europe. 
Attached Image Fast forward to present day, one of Germany's automotive publication, Autobild decides to buy one of these fakes to see how well the car has aged in its five years of usage. . 
Attached Image Not very well actually. Many parts either rusting or corroding away. The electronics seem to be failing too as the ABS does not seem to be working and there are even dead flies in the headlights. Based on a second generation Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero, it uses one of Mitsubishi's old 2.4-litre inline four to push out an insufficient 123bhp. 
Attached Image Convinced that the CEO is one their worst cars ever tested, Autobild then sends the car to its final resting place with some explosives. Admittedly, we felt rather good watching it go up in flames...


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Fastfive1 Oct 25 2014 12:56 AM

Man I totally should have done that to my W124. If only explosives were legal here.

Turboflat4 Oct 25 2014 09:56 AM

The Germans are blowing sh*t up and partying like it's 1939, woohoo!

Ake109 Oct 25 2014 05:00 PM

Isnt he standing a bit close when he detonated it?

ER-3682 Oct 27 2014 07:22 AM

Man I totally should have done that to my W124. If only explosives were legal here.

But Mercedes Benz,W-124 is a damm good car.

Fastfive1 Oct 27 2014 10:39 AM

But Mercedes Benz,W-124 is a damm good car.


Haha must try to blow it up and see whether it can start like what the British did.

Faiming_low Oct 27 2014 10:57 AM

Isnt he standing a bit close when he detonated it?


Yes, we though so too!

LiuDeHua Oct 28 2014 04:41 PM

China products are flooding the European markets.


At their price point, they are unbeatable. That's why the industry has to trash the product like its the most worthless thing in the world.

ER-3682 Oct 28 2014 07:13 PM

Actually Germany also got it's fair share of "Problematic"cars.

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