The Beijing X55 SUV Sets A New Benchmark For Compact SUVs

The BAIC Beijing X55 SUV from BAIC combines sleek, unique styling with uncompromising safety and exceptional performance. This spectacular vehicle features a next-generation design and executive-level comfort with plenty of smart technology which makes the new Beijing X55 ideal for families or as a company car.

The BAIC Beijing X55 is a vehicle that caters to the discerning tastes of high-level intellectuals and sophisticated markets. It is a perfect blend of cutting-edge technology, design, and performance that appeals to those who appreciate the finer things in life. The future-ready styling of all Beijing X55 models is a testament to the automaker’s commitment to innovation and design excellence.

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Why Buy The Beijing X55 SUV?

With the design, drivability and some of the latest technology, the BAIC Beijing X55 is the result of the continued research and development efforts from Beijing Automotive Group to produce a car that people actually want to drive and own. It’s the perfect choice for those seeking a reliable, super stylish and powerful family car or fleet vehicle at an attractive price, especially considering all of the advanced safety and convenience features, as well as the X55 engine.

Although the Beijing X55 is known as a compact SUV, it’s bigger than you might think with ample leg and headroom for up to 5 people and a big enough boot for luggage, groceries and other tid-bits. No matter what you expect from your vehicle, the Beijing X55’s high performance engine delivers with power, fuel economy and a smooth ride. Why wouldn’t you want to buy the Beijing X55?

BAIC Beijing X55 Engine Specifications

Available in three trim levels — the Dynamic, Elite and Premium — all Beijing X55 2024 models are FWD and powered by the efficient 1.5-litre petrol Beijing X55 engine, similar to the engine Daimler has used in Mercedes-Benz products.

The entire range of Beijing X55 SUVs is fitted with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) which helps you enjoy a smooth, sophisticated ride alongside the Eco, Comfort, Sport and Smart driving modes.

The impressive Beijing X55 engine specs offer the following performance:

Engine Power Torque
1.5L Turbopetrol 130kW 305Nm
To find out more about the BAIC X55 engine – download the latest BAIC Beijing X55 brochure.

BAIC Beijing X55 Fuel Consumption

According to the BAIC, the average Beijing X55 fuel consumption is around 7,7l/100km, which is ample for short or long business trips and weekends away with the family.

Engine Fuel Consumption
1.5L Turbopetrol 7,7 L/100km

*Subject to our Fuel Consumption Disclaimer

BAIC Beijing X55 Safety Features

As you would expect from a sophisticated, future-ready and dynamic vehicle, the BAIC Beijing X55 SUV has a long list of active and passive safety features. All Beijing X55 models get reverse imaging with dynamic guide wire but only the top-spec BAIC Beijing X55 Premium model gets a front radar parking sensor (PDC). Here are some of the standard safety features on the new Beijing X55:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Front-side airbags and Side curtain airbags
  • ABS +EBD
  • Warning of tired Driving (symbol + Sound)
  • TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
  • Rear radar (PDC)
  • Auto door lock
  • Crash doors unlock automatically
  • Automatic oil circuit cut-off system
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system and engine immobiliser
  • Emergency Braking Assist, EBA
  • Electronic Parking Brake, EPB
  • Electronic Stability Program, ESP
  • Hill-start Assist Control, HAC
  • Hill Descent Control, HDC

BAIC Beijing X55 Dimensions

Although the Beijing X55 is a compact SUV, it’s bigger than you might think. It offers ample leg and headroom for up to 5 people along with a sizeable boot.

  • Length: 4,620 mm
  • Width: 1,886 mm
  • Height: 1,680 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,735 mm
  • Boot capacity: 350-litres

BAIC Beijing X55 Exterior Accessories

The sleek lines and bold front grille create a dynamic and athletic appearance that exudes a sense of sophistication and class. Some of the exterior Beijing X55 features include the following:

  • Electric door mirrors
  • Folding electric heated door mirrors*
  • Panoramic Sunroof*
  • Roof Rack
  • 18-inch or 19-inch* Alloy wheels
  • Power tailgate with smart anti-pinch technology
  • Shark fin antenna

*Model dependent

BAIC Beijing X55 Interior Accessories

Inside, the new Beijing X55 is a showcase of advanced technology and premium materials, offering a level of comfort and refinement fit for royalty. When looking at all the features and the BAIC Beijing X55 price, value for money comes to mind. Here are some of the standout interior Beijing X55 features:

  • Soft instrument panel
  • N95 Cabin filters
  • Speed-sensing sound compensation system
  • Driver and Passenger seat visor with cosmetic mirror
  • 12V charging port (centre console)
  • 12V charging port in the boot
  • Front, Rear USB and Armrest box USB
  • Four-door electric windows
  • Four-door window one key lift with anti-pinch*
  • Driver window one key lift with anti-pinch (four doors one key down)*

*Model dependent

BAIC Beijing X55 Warranty And Service Plan Information

To ensure you get the best value for money and peace of mind, all BAIC Beijing X55 models come with the following:

  • Standard Warranty: 5 years/ 150,000km
  • Optional Service Plan: 5 years/ 60,000km

BAIC Beijing X55 Review

The uncompromising safety features and exceptional performance of the BAIC Beijing X55 SUV make it an ideal choice for the discerning driver who demands the very best in quality, reliability, and luxury.

Under the bonnet, this compact family SUV is powered by a fuel-efficient 1.5-litre turbo petrol Beijing X55 engine that delivers a smooth and responsive driving experience on the open road or in the city centre.

With the design, driveability and some of the latest technology, the Beijing X55 SUV is the result of the continued research and development efforts from BAIC to produce a car that people actually want to drive and own.

What SA Motoring Experts Say About The New BAIC Beijing X55

“The Beijing X55 is innovation-driven, advanced and styled in an avant-garde way to make it a more desirable compact SUV priced at a really attractive point. Not only that, the Beijing X55 has the future in mind with a chassis ready for electrification.”

“People generally buy SUVs for space, and the Beijing X55 is deceivingly spacious while its ride quality is noteworthy, leaving you with the impression of a vehicle built on a solid platform with quality dampening.”

“The Beijing X55 makes a strong case for itself in the segment with decent road manners and excellent handling prowess. BAIC has found a workable formula with the Beijing X55, and it’s only when you look back at when the brand started that you’ll realise it’s worked extra hard to up its game.”
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What is the price of the BAIC Beijing X55?

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The BAIC Beijing X55 is offered in three trim levels with varying pricing. As of 2023, the Dynamic trim – the entry-level option, is priced at R429,900. The mid-range Elite trim is available for R459,900, while the Premium trim, equipped with the most luxurious features is priced at R489,900.

What are the key features and specifications of the BAIC Beijing X55?

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The Beijing X55 is powered by a capable 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with 130 kW and 305 Nm and paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. In terms of size, the SUV offers generous interior dimensions, ample leg and headroom for up to 5 passengers and a spacious boot for luggage.

As far as notable exterior features, the X55 boasts an avant-garde design featuring an aerodynamic sleek shape, stylish LED lighting, and concealed door handles that seamlessly glide out when the car is unlocked. For a full breakdown of the Beijing X55 Specs, please go to the top of this page or download the latest X55 Brochure.

How does the BAIC Beijing X55 compare to its competitors?

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The BAIC X55 competes favourably with plenty of vehicles in the SUV segment in SA, namely the Haval Jolion, Chery Tiggo 4 Pro, Omoda C5, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser, VW T-Cross and Mitsubishi ASX.

What is the fuel efficiency of the BAIC Beijing X55?

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Beijing X55 claims an average fuel consumption of 7.2 L/100km.

Is the BAIC Beijing X55 available in my country?

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Yes. The BAIC Beijing X55 became available in South Africa in November 2022. To learn more about its availability in your area, contact us for the most up-to-date information.

What are the safety features of the BAIC Beijing X55?

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Safety features include 6 airbags, pre-tensioning force limiting seat belts, ABS with EBD, emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, hill hold control, hill descent control, fatigue warning, tyre pressure monitoring, crash auto door unlock as well as front and rear parking sensors.

What kind of reviews has the BAIC Beijing X55 received?

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The BAIC Beijing X55 has garnered numerous positive reviews from both automotive experts and satisfied customers. Here are a few examples:

“Many things in this car, especially tech-wise, make it so comfortable to be in and explore. For a car that you can take off the road, a car that you can load the family in, a car that you can navigate the inner city streets with, I think you are getting a lot of cars for that money.”
– Jacob Moshokoa, Car Enthusiast

“This is not just one of the most compelling Chinese products on the market, but easily one of the most compelling choices in the compact crossover segment.”
– Times Live

“This has to be the most value-for-money SUV in SA right now. It just ticks all the boxes, from being a good looker to having aerodynamics, a double panoramic sunroof, a gorgeous cabin and more.”
– BizCommunity

What are the colour options available for the BAIC Beijing X55?

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The BAIC Beijing X55 is available in various attractive colour options, including red, white, grey, and yellow.

What does the BAIC Beijing X55 interior look like?

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The interior of the new Beijing X55 showcases a blend of advanced technology, comfort and luxury. Notable interior features include:

  • Cleverly designed instrument panels
  • N95 cabin filters
  • A speed-sensing sound compensation system
  • Convenient 12V charging ports

The ergonomically designed Lamborghini-inspired seats come in various colour options like red and grey, and the cabin offers ample space. The digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment screen enhance the modern and sophisticated interior design.