BYD SEAL U DM-i (2024)

BYD SEAL U DM-i (2024)

BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs), is excited to unveil the SEAL U DM-i, its first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) featuring the innovative Super DM (Dual Mode) Technology in Europe. This groundbreaking vehicle promises to meet the daily mobility needs and long journey requirements of environmentally conscious European customers, all while delivering exceptional efficiency, practicality, and affordability.

The Future of Driving: BYD SEAL U DM-i
The BYD SEAL U DM-i is designed to offer the best of electric driving—speed, power, and efficiency—thanks to BYD’s exclusive Super DM Technology. This advanced system prioritizes electric power with minimal fuel reliance, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing fuel consumption. When fully charged, the SEAL U DM-i operates as a pure-electric vehicle, switching to an ultra-low fuel consumption hybrid mode when the battery charge is low. This ensures a smooth and responsive driving experience, combining high power performance with a quiet, comfortable ride.

Intelligent and Efficient
The SEAL U DM-i embodies smart, energy-efficient driving principles, featuring two driving modes: EV (Electric Vehicle) and HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle). In EV mode, it offers a seamless electric driving experience ideal for city commutes. In HEV mode, the vehicle intelligently combines battery power with petrol engine support, ensuring continuous electric driving availability through regenerative technology and adjustable battery charging.

Trim Levels and Performance
BYD SEAL U DM-i is available in three trim levels: Design, Comfort, and Boost, catering to different preferences without compromising on range, practicality, or affordability. The Design trim includes a four-wheel-drive configuration with dual electric motors and a petrol engine, providing impressive power and torque. The Boost and Comfort trims feature front-wheel drive with a high-power electric motor and a hybrid petrol engine, offering varied battery capacities for extended electric ranges.

Uncompromised Safety and Comfort
The SEAL U DM-i is equipped with BYD’s proprietary Blade Battery technology, ensuring optimal safety, durability, and performance. Its premium cockpit experience includes modern design, high-quality materials, and advanced features like a 15.6-inch rotatable screen, intelligent voice control, and over-the-air updates. Additionally, the vehicle boasts a comprehensive suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), enhancing safety and driving convenience.

European deliveries for the Boost and Design trim levels will start in June 2024, with UK deliveries beginning in autumn 2024. The Comfort trim will follow later in the year. The SEAL U DM-i will be available in five stunning colors and comes with robust warranties, including a 6-year/150,000 km full manufacturer’s warranty and an 8-year/200,000 km battery warranty.

General Specs

  • Vehicle Type: D-segment Family SUV
  • Dimensions: 4,775 mm (L) x 1,890 mm (W) x 1,670 mm (H)
  • Wheelbase: 2,765 mm
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Performance and Efficiency

  • Drive Modes: EV and HEV
  • Fuel Consumption:
    • Boost: 313.8 mpg (WLTP)
    • Design: 235.4 mpg (WLTP)
  • Electric Range:
    • Boost: 50 miles
    • Design: 43 miles
    • Comfort: 78 miles
  • Total Range:
    • Boost: 671 miles
    • Design: 540 miles
    • Comfort: 684 miles

Trim Levels and Powertrain

  • Design Trim: Dual electric motors (150 kW front, 120 kW rear) + 1.5L petrol engine, 238 kW total power, 550 Nm torque, 4WD
  • Boost Trim: Front electric motor (145 kW) + 1.5L petrol engine, 160 kW total power, 300 Nm torque, FWD
  • Comfort Trim: Larger battery (26.6 kWh), details to be revealed later

Battery and Charging

  • Battery Type: BYD Blade Battery
  • Charging: 11 kW AC, 18 kW DC (30-80% in 35 minutes)

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