Xiaomi is officially entering the automotive market with the Xiaomi SU7 EV. The electric sedan will be contract-manufactured by established carmaker BAIC, and the SU7 has one impressive spec sheet, including a 0-100kmph time of only 2.78 seconds.
Two variants of the SU7 have been revealed. There’s the standard SU7, as well as the much more powerful SU7 Max. The Max model features a dual motor AWD system with a combined output of 673PS and 835Nm of torque, allowing it to do the aforementioned century sprint in 2.78 seconds.
The SU7 Max also has a top speed of 265kmph and a large 101kWh battery that provides up to 800km of range. However, this range is based on the CLTC cycle, which is typically more optimistic than the WLTP standard.
As for the standard SU7, it has a more modest (but still impressive) list of features. It has a single motor driving the rear wheels that can do 299PS and 400Nm of torque with a 0-100kmph time of 5.28 seconds. It also has a top speed of 210kmph and a range of up to 668km (CLTC) from a 73.6kWh battery.
In terms of charging speeds, the SU7 can provide up to 220km of range in only five minutes of charging, while a 15-minute charge nets 510km of range. The SU7 also has “Xiaomi Pilot” autonomous driving that uses various radars (including LIDAR technology) along with Xiaomi’s own HyperOS operating system.
The Xiaomi SU7 is expected to go on sale in China sometime next year in 2024, and it remains to be seen if it will ever be sold outside of the country. This is also undoubtedly a premium EV, so expect the electric sedan to command an equally premium price tag.