Mercedes-Benz and BYD Backed Denza Launches Z9 GT EV in China


Denza, poised as a formidable contender in the electric vehicle (EV) sector, is set to blend the technical prowess of BYD with the esteemed luxury legacy of Mercedes-Benz. The company, predominantly owned by BYD with a 90 percent stake, complemented by a 10 percent share from Mercedes-Benz, has made significant strides in the industry. During the initial quarter of 2024, Denza marked a noteworthy achievement with the sale of 10,279 vehicles, signaling a promising trajectory in the competitive EV market.

Denza is gearing up to introduce its newest addition to the electric vehicle lineup, the Denza Z9 GT, aimed at strengthening its foothold in the EV market. This forthcoming model will mark Denza's fourth electric vehicle, building upon the successes of its predecessors including the D9 minivan, N7, and N8 crossovers. Notably, BYD has outlined extensive global aspirations for the Z9 GT, intending to debut it in the European market next year, underscoring Denza's bold ambitions to extend its influence beyond China.

Regarding its design, the Denza Z9 GT showcases angular headlights, a sculpted bumper, and pronounced lines that elevate its exterior aesthetics. At the back, it presents unique LED tail lights, a roof spoiler, and an adjustable secondary spoiler on the decklid, setting it apart from conventional shooting brake models. The Z9 GT's dimensions are specified at 5,180 mm in length, 1,990 mm in width, and a height of 1,500 mm, with a wheelbase spanning 3,125 mm.

Ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Auto China show in Beijing, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China has released images and specifications of the Z9 GT. This forthcoming electric vehicle is furnished with three electric motors: one delivering 304 bhp at the front, while a duo at the rear produces 318 bhp each, culminating in a combined power output of 939 bhp.

Despite its weighty stature tipping the scales at 2,875 kg, surpassing that of numerous luxury SUVs, the Z9 GT is anticipated to achieve a top speed of 240 km/h. While specifics regarding its acceleration remain undisclosed, expectations are high owing to its formidable power output. Although details regarding the battery pack are currently undisclosed, it is anticipated to be substantial, possibly adopting BYD's Blade design.

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