- BODY / DIMENSIONS
- DRIVE SYSTEM / DRIVING PERFORMANCE
- CHASSIS / BRAKES
Borgward BX5 Body Four-door, 5-seater SUV, self-supporting and reinforced lightweight steel body with safety passenger cell, energy-absorbing crash zones front / back, side impact protection Length mm 4,490 Width mm 1,877 Height mm 1,675 Wheelbase mm 2,685 Axle track f/h mm 1,609 / 1,609 Unladen weight/
1,640 / 420 Seats 5
Borgward BX5 Engine type / cylinder Four-cylinder light metal inline motor, high-pressure direct injection with piezo injectors, turbocharger with intercooler, variable valve control, EGR Cubic capacity cm3 1,797 Bore x stroke mm 82 x 85.1 System power kW/hp at rpm 140 / 190
Max. torque Nm at rpm 280
1,750 – 4,500
Tank capacity l 60 Drive Permanent torque-on-demand all-wheel drive with electronically controlled multi-discclutch, ESP, traction control Transmission system Six-stage automatic torque converter transmission Maximum speed km/h 190
Borgward BX5 Front axle MacPherson axle, transverse control arm, spring struts, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorber, anti-roll bar Rear axle Multi-arm axle, coil springs, gas-filled shock absorber Brakes Disc brakes front and rear, ventilated disc brakes front, ABS, EBD, braking assistant, electric handbrake, auto hold Steering Electromechanical rack-and-pinion steering Wheels / tyres 8.5 J x 18 / 235/60 R 18, tyre pressure monitoring system for specific tyres
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY
The body with its highly stable passenger cell and defined deformable barriers at the front and rear is the reliable foundation for superb occupant protection. Crucial body sections are reinforced with high-strength, ultra high-strength or hot-rolled steel. Should, however, the worst come to the worst, several load paths distribute the impact energy in the event of a head-on, side or rear crash and therefore ensure that the deceleration values that are configured exactly to the passive safety equipment are as balanced as possible.
The passive safety equipment unfolds its maximum protection potential. For the different kinds of crashes, such as head-on, side or rear collisions, alongside the belt systems there are also up to six air bags provided, which are activated as required depending on the severity of the accident and can dramatically mitigate the consequences of an accident on the occupants. These include two-stage hybrid air bags for the driver and front passenger, side air bags for the driver and front passenger and curtain air bags over both rows of seats.
So that the passive safety equipment remains as inactive as possible, the Borgward BX5 offers several preventive driving dynamics and driver assistance systems that can prevent accidents as part of the “B-Safe” concept. These include, for example, the blind spot alert, road sign assistant, fatigue alert or “pre-filling” the brakes in the event of rapid deceleration.
Systems such as the 360° dome camera also make handling the Borgward SUV even more comfortable particularly in confusing situations and help prevent minor damage. Parallel and diagonal parking manoeuvres are no problem at all and drivers can complete tight shunting manoeuvres in a narrow car park or in confusing terrain to the centimetre. And Borgward drivers don’t need to take narrow exits blind as the front and rear camera makes crossing pedestrians, cyclists and cars visible on the central display.