Borgward have shared details of their hot weather testing programme for the BX7, their first SUV.
The hot weather testing included exposure to blazing heat in windless conditions, and measured the performance of the iAWD (that’s intelligent all-wheel drive) system. The system comprises BorgWarner’s fifth generation mechanicals combined with TRW’s intelligent stability control systems.
“Now the engineering team is conducting local testing here in the United Arab Emirates to ensure the BX7 is technically perfect for the Middle East launch. The pre-launch testing is part of a comprehensive pre-launch strategy by BORGWARD as we move into one of the most important markets for us.” said Philipp Schimitt, Chief Electrical Engineer of BORGWARD Group AG.
Schimitt continued, “The BORGWARD BX7 was tested in the desert by Al Aweer, showing indifferent to the scorching heat. Whether it’s cruising from Dubai to Al Ain, or powering up hills in Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, the BX7 stays perfectly cool.”
The reports states that the air-conditioning had a ‘fabulous performance’ through the range of engine revs and loads.
“The engineering team has conducted numerous tests covering the length and breadth of the UAE, testing the BX7 on different road conditions, environment and temperatures. Checking on key performance under the August sun has been an ideal opportunity for us to demonstrate the capabilities of the vehicle under local conditions,”commented Schimitt.