[YesAuto Evaluation] Besturn B90 was launched in August 2012 and is the latest flagship product of the Besturn brand. From the positioning, you can see its flagship status: the starting price of the whole series is 139,800, and the top-equipped 2.3L flagship model we tested today is as high as 199,800. To be honest, the price is not cheap, and it has directly entered the territory of many joint venture brands' main medium-sized cars-the Pentium B90 is so confident!
From a market perspective, this car does have its own unique product positioning: it focuses on business and administrative purposes, and its styling is more solemn. It is no problem to use it as a bus to participate in some very formal occasions. However, the main business of the same price is not. In contrast, the vast majority of competitors such as Mazda 6 or Malibu at the same price are obviously inclined to home use.
In terms of appearance, on the previous B70 and B50, Bestune meticulously designed several more recognizable appearance elements, and has always insisted on inheriting these, such as the hexagonal grille, the upturned lights, and the sturdy C-pillar and compact rear suspension. When the Pentium B90 appeared, these designs were still in use. It can be clearly seen that Pentium has formed its own family genes, and there is no need to learn from and imitate others.
It is worth mentioning that this top-mounted model is equipped with today's popular LED daytime running lights, which represents the flagship status, while other low-profile models use the same headlights, but do not have LED light-emitting elements. All wheels are 205/60 R16, which does not reflect the difference in configuration. As a car with a price of nearly 200,000, it is a bit too low-key.
The interior is newly designed, concise and lively, and the layout of various functions is clear. The color scheme is traditional pure black and upper black and light lower. In terms of materials, the upper part of the center console is covered with a soft material with a dense feel, and the lower part is made of hard plastic, which is a proper performance.
The interior looks very good from a distance, but some details are still ignored. For example, the buttons on the steering wheel and the center control panel still lack a unified design sense, and the damping of the buttons is not delicate enough. The interior of the Pentium B90 is generous but lacks details. Everywhere is done very carefully, but it seems a bit thin.
The Pentium B90 does not pursue the wheelbase length excessively, and the parameter of 2780 mm is normal in the same level. The 1.77-meter passenger sits in the back row with two punches in leg space and three fingers in head space. It is not a problem to meet daily use.
The trunk volume is 488 liters, which is quite satisfactory. If necessary, the rear seats can be tilted down proportionally. The handle of the tilting mechanism is set at the top of the trunk. The position is very concealed, which is basically the same as the design of Ruiyi.
The engine uses Mazda’s mature technology. It has two displacements of 2.0L and 2.3L. It uses all-aluminum material and S-VT variable valve timing technology. The difference between the two engines is that they use two sets of crankshafts and connecting rods to make the pistons The stroke is different. The 2.3L model we tested has a maximum power of 118 kilowatts (160 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 207 N·m. The engine is matched with a 6-speed automated manual gearbox from Aisin, which is one more gear than the gearboxes of Mazda 6 and Ruiyi.
The Besturn B90 is a characteristic of a typical Japanese car. The throttle response is very positive, and the power output is active and smooth. Especially after deep stepping on the throttle, the power system is more exciting. It is easy to make the human body feel a bit of the pleasure of a driver's car, suitable for frequent urban Starting medium and low speed road conditions. Of course, the 2.3L engine cannot provide any stimulus, and it is difficult to have a strong sense of pushing back even if the gearbox is pulled high.
According to official propaganda, the Besturn B90 uses the self-developed M2 platform, which is actually developed on the basis of Mazda Ruiyi. Therefore, the chassis structure is very close to Ruiyi. The suspension is a front double-wishbone rear multi-link structure. Very rare among price-range models. In addition, it also uses a lot of Mazda technology, such as high-strength steel body, 3H body structure and laser welding and so on.
It uses a mechanical hydraulic power steering system, which has a relatively large feedback force, and the cruise is relatively stable and easy to control, while retaining the necessary road feel. The spring is a bit hard at the beginning, and you can clearly feel the small vibration from the road when sitting in the car. This sensitive style is really unnecessary. Fortunately, there is sufficient buffering between the body and the suspension, so that the vibration is relatively smooth. The way is delivered to the car, the comfort is still acceptable.
When driving intensely, this car shows certain sports potential: fast steering response, adequate suspension support, clean cornering, and handling no less than those of joint venture models with less than 200,000 yuan, reminiscent of Mazda 6. It seems that it still inherited Mazda's coupe genes.
Finally, let us take a look at the test results of the Pentium B90.
◆ 0-100km/h acceleration performance test:
At the start, the front wheel slipped slightly, and then steadily accelerated. The 205mm tires are not too wide and did not cause any burden to the engine during acceleration. The final result was 11.31 seconds, which was an expected result.
◆ 100-0km/h brake performance test:
The braking attitude is well controlled, and the body leans forward not much. It can be seen from the braking curve that the braking force is not very stable. Fortunately, the final result is not bad. The braking distance of 41.06 meters is within the excellent range we identified.
◆ Fuel consumption test:
We drove the Besturn B90 for 112.6 kilometers, of which nearly half were very congested morning and evening peak roads in the city. The average speed was less than 30km/h. The final fuel consumption was 10.22 liters and the average fuel consumption was 9.08 liters/100 kilometers.
Reasonable fuel consumption reference values (non-rigid indicators) given by us for each class of models
Purely economical minicars: no more than 7 liters/100 kilometers
Small car/hybrid: no more than 8 liters/100 kilometers
Compact/light SUV: no more than 10 liters/100 kilometers
Medium-sized car/medium-sized SUV: no more than 12 liters/100 kilometers
Other models: no more than 15 liters/100 kilometers
After a series of tests, it can be seen that the Pentium B90 does have confident capital: the successful appearance and interior design are derived from Mazda's engine and high-tech chassis. It should be said that few other independent brands can obtain such unique advantages. Conditions, and the final measured results are also balanced and stable, but this car still has room for improvement in details and workmanship. It lacks advantages compared with rivals at the same price. In addition, more effort should be made in comfort.
Pentium B90 2012 2.3L Automatic Flagship
Confidence is one thing, but whether it can be accepted by consumers is another. Most people's reaction to this price is that it is too exaggerated. If you have this money, you can buy a certain joint venture model! This kind of thinking can't be regarded as a foreigner and foreigner, because many independent models now use foreign “mature” technology, and people definitely want to spend money on the latest original design, rather than the re-enacted version that has undergone secondary processing in China.
After so many years of market-changing technology policies, the independent innovation capabilities of domestic auto companies may not have achieved the expected results. This reminds me of India. Although many of them use toilet paper without toilet paper, and it is said that there are always problems with their products, they never give up independent development and have made achievements in the automotive field. This spirit is worthwhile Learn. As an enterprise that can represent the history of the development of China's automobile industry, established under the cordial care of the Party Central Committee, with the strong support of the people of the whole country, and the friendly help of the Soviet people, “FAW” should work harder.
In general, if you want to buy a pure business style model with less than 200,000 yuan, the Bestune B90 is worth considering. Obviously, the 2.3L automatic flagship model tested today is more symbolic and represents the brand image of the entire series. As previously introduced in the car purchase manual , we still recommend the 2.0L automatic luxury model, and the guide price is more than the top model. It’s as low as 40,000 yuan, and the configuration is enough. Interested readers can pay attention.
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