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BYD Seal Saloon

230kW Design 83kWh 4dr Auto


£469.50 ex VAT Per Month

Initial Rental: £4,225.50 ex VAT

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354 miles

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0 - 62 MPH

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5.9 secs




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    • Electric heated defroster rear windshield
    • Front and rear electric windows
    • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
    • Thermal insulation privacy glass rear door windows
    • Thermal insulation, sound proofing and double glazed front door windows
    • ABS
    • Automatic emergency braking system
    • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
    • Electronic parking brake
    • ESP
    • Front drilled ventilated disc
    • Front fixed calipers
    • Hill start assist control (HAC)
    • Rear ventilated disc
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC)
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 2 x front parking radar
    • 360 camera
    • 4 x Rear parking radar
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)
    • Alcohol Detection System
    • Automatic vehicle hold
    • Blind spot detection
    • Child Forgetting Detection
    • Comfort brake system
    • Driver attention warning
    • Emergency Lane Keeping Assist (ELK)
    • Forward collision warning
    • Front cross traffic alert and front cross traffic brake
    • Hydraulic Power Brake System and Hydraulic Brake Assist
    • Intelligent Power Braking System
    • Intelligent Speed Limit Information (ISLI) and Intelligent Speed Limit Control (ISLC)
    • Lane Departure Assistant (LDA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Parking brake deceleration control
    • PAS
    • Predictive collision warning
    • Rear collision warning
    • Rear cross traffic alert and rear cross traffic brake
    • Traffic sign recognition (TSR)
    • BYD voice control assistant "Hi, BYD"
    • Electric tailgate release
    • Keyless system entry and start
    • NFC card (1 pcs)
    • OTA Function
    • Remote climate control and ignition
    • Wireless charging 15W (2 units)
    • 10.25" LCD main dashboard display
    • e-Call (emergency call)
    • Internet access
    • Traffic jam assist
    • Automatic anti-glare interior rear-view mirror
    • Electric adjustment and defrosting, reverse auto-tilt, electric automatic folding, position memory, side turn lamp, foot light/blind spot indicator
    • Slush-molding plastic dashboard
    • 12 speaker Dynaudio Sound System
    • 15.6" Intelligent-Rotate Screen
    • FM/DAB+ radio
    • USB 1 x Type-A (18W) + 1 x Type-C (60W) front
    • USB 1 x Type-A (18W) + 1 x Type-C (60W) rear
    • Body colour bumpers
    • Electric hidden door handle
    • Front trunk with cover (53L)
    • Panoramic roof
    • Rear boot
    • Rear side wing doors
    • Automatic headlights
    • Cut-through and dynamic rear taillights
    • Follow me home (The headlights turned on in advance and delayed off function)
    • High beam assist
    • LED daytime running lights
    • LED Headlights
    • LED rear lights
    • LED third brake light
    • License plate light
    • Rear foglight
    • Auto air conditioning with dual air conditioning zone
    • Foot and face rear air vent
    • Heat pump
    • Negative-ion generator
    • PM2.5 air filter
    • 12V power outlet
    • 2 x front and 2 x rear cup holders
    • Front and rear centre armrest
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
    • Knitted fabric car roof lining
    • Leather multifunction steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Metal side sill plate
    • Multi-colour gradient ambient light in all doors, dashboard and front foot space
    • Tailgate light, glove box light, LED front reading light/LED rear reading light and door lights
    • Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
    • Door open warning
    • Driver airbag
    • Electronic child safety lock
    • Front and rear curtain airbags
    • Front and rear seat belt warning
    • Front passenger airbag
    • Front passenger airbag deactivation
    • Front side airbags
    • Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
    • Rear seat belt pretensioners
    • Rear side airbags
    • 3 seat rear bench
    • Driver seat 8way electric adjustment/4way electric lumbar support adjustment/ventilation and position memory
    • Heated front seats
    • Integrated headrest in front seats
    • ISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
    • Manual adjustment of rear headrests
    • Passenger seat 6way electric adjustment and ventilation
    • Single front passenger seat
    • Split folding rear seats - 40/60
    • Alarm
    • Immobiliser
    • Driver and passenger visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
    • 19" Twin colour aluminium alloy wheel with 235/45 R19 tyres
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty: 70
    • Battery Capacity in kWh: 82.5
    • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins): 37
    • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change: 10-80
    • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW: 150
    • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins): 26
    • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change: 30-80
    • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW: 150
    • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
    • Charging Port Location: Right Side Rear
    • Coupler/Connector Type: CCS Type 2
    • Maximum Charging Rate - kW: 150
    • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 125,000
    • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
    • Usable Battery Capacity: 82.5
    • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City: 13.8
    • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 16.6
    • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City: 4.5
    • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.7
    • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City: 689
    • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 570
    • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City: 428
    • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 354
    • CO:
    • CO2 (g/km): 0
    • HC:
    • HC+NOx:
    • Noise Level dB(A):
    • NOx:
    • Particles:
    • Standard Euro Emissions: N
    • Camshaft: N
    • Catalytic Convertor: No
    • CC: 1
    • Compression Ratio: N
    • Cylinder Layout: N
    • Cylinders:
    • Cylinders - Bore (mm):
    • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):
    • Engine Code: N
    • Engine Layout: N
    • Fuel Delivery: N
    • Gears: 1 SPEED
    • Number of Valves:
    • Transmission: AUTO
    • EC Combined (mpg):
    • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: No
    • EC Extra Urban (mpg):
    • EC Urban (mpg):
    • AdBlue: No
    • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: Yes
    • Badge Engine CC: 0
    • Badge Power: 312
    • Based On ID:
    • Coin Description: N
    • Coin Series: Design
    • Generation Mark: 1
    • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 48D
    • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
    • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 89
    • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 87
    • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
    • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 82
    • NCAP Safety Assist %: 76
    • Safety Concerns?: No
    • Special Edition: No
    • Special Order: No
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 93,750
    • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 6
    • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:
    • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:
    • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
    • 0 to 60 mph (secs): No
    • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 5.9
    • Engine Power - BHP: 312
    • Engine Power - KW: 230
    • Engine Power - PS: Yes
    • Engine Power - RPM: 6,000
    • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 266
    • Engine Torque - MKG: 36.7
    • Engine Torque - NM: 360
    • Top Speed: 111
    • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
    • RDE Certification Level: N
    • Alloys?: Yes
    • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R19
    • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R19
    • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
    • Wheel Style: TWIN COLOUR
    • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
    • Height: 1,460
    • Height (including roof rails):
    • Length: 4,800
    • Wheelbase: 2,920
    • Width: 1875
    • Width (including mirrors): 2,150
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,501
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 400
    • Max. Loading Weight: 446
    • Max. Roof Load:
    • Minimum Kerbweight: 2,055
    • No. of Seats: 5
    • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4
The BYD Seal has a compelling argument to offer customers in search of an executive EV sports saloon. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review
The BYD Seal is the executive EV sports saloon you probably won't have considered but probably should. Most of what a BMW i4, Tesla Model 3 or Polestar 2 customer could want is also here - and then some. If you're browsing in this segment, a Seal simply has to be somewhere on your wish list.

For BYD, this is where it starts getting serious. It's one thing for this Chinese giant to target the affordable end of the EV market where customers aren't particularly brand-conscious and expectations are fairly low when it comes to drive dynamics and interior audience. Quite another to go head-to-head with posher brands in the executive segment. Yet that's just what the marque's third UK launch model, the Seal, aims to do. Offered in either SUV form (the Seal U) or, as in this case, in saloon guise, it shares much of its fundamental engineering with BYD's first couple of EVs, the little Dolphin and the Atto 3 family hatch; namely the company's third generation electric vehicle architecture and its innovative long-range 'blade' battery design. As befits its ambitious remit though - to take on executive EV players like the Tesla Model 3 and the Polestar 2 - the Seal has more: clever 'cell-to-body' technology, which is supposed to maximise the battery's usable capacity and boost the car's structural integrity. In theory making it both efficient and sporty. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience
Could you really countenance choosing this Seal over well established premium EV sports saloons like the BMW i4 and the Tesla Model 3? We'll explain why you might in a moment. First though, the core info you'll need. Almost all Seal sales will be of the mid-range 'Design-RWD' model, which has a single rear-mounted 308bhp motor powered by an 82.5kWh battery good for 354 miles of range. The 62mph from rest sprint takes 5.9s, en route to 112mph. If you want more, there's the range-topping Seal 'Excellence-AWD' flagship variant which, as the name suggests, also includes an additional front-mounted motor for four-wheel-drive, hence a boost in power to 523bhp, providing for a 3.8s 0-62mph time that BYD's so proud of that it's advertised with a '3.8S' badge on the boot lid. The 82.5kWh battery of this range-topper is the same as the mid-range model, but the AWD system's extra weight means that here, it only takes the car 323 miles between charges. If these two Seal options are a little pricey for you, it's also possible to talk to the brand about an entry-level rear-driven 'Comfort'-spec variant with a smaller 61kWh battery. Earlier, we referenced what BYD hopes is its dynamic trump card here - class leading torsional rigidity. That comes courtesy of an innovative 'cell-to-body' battery installation that makes the 11cm-tall 'blade' battery pack part of the Seal's structure. The result is a level of torsional rigidity (40,000Nm/deg) that some competitors can only dream about; the industry average is around 25,000Nm/deg. You'll feel the benefit of that in the reduction of body roll around corners. Unlike lesser BYD models, mainstream Seals are rear-driven, with a double wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension set-up: this is upgraded on the AWD model with frequency-selective dampers to compensate for that top variant's extra 130kgs of weight. All Seals get four driving modes - 'Eco', 'Normal', 'Sport' and 'Snow'.

Design and Build
Here we're looking at the Seal saloon; there's also a 'Seal U' SUV body shape. In sedan form, this BYD is a fairly dramatic-looking thing, styled using the brand's current 'Ocean Aesthetics' design language, which includes a few gill and fin details to fit with the whole maritime theme. The penmanship comes from ex-Audi stylist Wolfgang Egger, whose CV includes the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Competizione 8C sports car. Seal measurements are 4,800mm in length, 1,875mm in width and 1,460mm in height; which makes the car 106mm longer, 58mm narrower and 17mm taller than its Tesla Model 3 arch-rival. Under the skin sits the same 'e-Platform 3.0' chassis as smaller BYD models, but the 'cell-to-body' battery installation that sits on top of it is different. Here, the battery pack is actually part of the vehicle structure - so there's no metal platform between the cabin floor and the lithium-ion cells. That means a thinner floor and a consequently lower roof height. You enter the cabin via neat retractable door handles and once inside, there's a smartly furnished interior with a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel and a big 15.6-inch infotainment touchscreen that, as with other BYDs, can be rotated between portrait and landscape layouts. The interior all feels suitably premium - more so than a rival Model S - and the seats (with their BYD-embossed headrests) not only look good but seem supportive. In the back, a 45mm advantage in wheelbase over that rival Tesla means a bit more leg-stretching space (though you can't push your feet very far under the front chairs). Headroom is a bit compromised by the sweeping rear roof line with its fixed panoramic glass top. Because this isn't a hatchback, you'll have to negotiate a rather narrow boot loading aperture, beyond which there's a reasonable 402-litres of capacity. Plus there's a further 53-litres in the 'frunk' beneath the bonnet - enough for a set of charging cables.

Market and Model
You'll pay around £45,000 for the Seal in 'Design-RWD' form. And around £48,000 for the top 'Excellence-AWD' version. Interestingly for an unknown brand, BYD isn't looking to substantially undercut its main competitors on price. But equipment levels are high. Across the range, the cabin gets a 15.6-inch rotatable screen equipped with an intelligent voice control function that can be activated with the voice command "Hey BYD"; and seamless smartphone integration via 'Android Auto' or 'Apple CarPlay'. It also features a 10.25-inch full instrument LCD panel, while the impressive 12-speaker Dynaudio Performance Audio System provides premium quality sound. In terms of safety and advanced driver assistance, the Seal offers Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Brake, Lane Keep Assistance, Lane Change Assist and Emergency Lane Keep. There's also Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Cruise Control, a 360-degree Panoramic Camera, Blind Spot Detection System, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Decent Control, Automatic Vehicle Hold, Intelligent Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Limit Control. Cutting-edge lighting technology provides a wider beam to aid visibility during night driving, with high beam assist, adaptive headlights and Follow Me Home as standard.

Cost of Ownership
The battery used here is of the unique-to-BYD lithium-ion-phosphate 'Blade' variety, which incorporates cells mounted in the strips directly to the pack. Which, the Chinese maker says, allows for a much higher cell density than a conventional battery could offer. So a much higher driving range then? Afraid not. The 354 mile range of the core 'Design-RWD' model is reasonably class-competitive, but way off being class leading. It's 323 miles for the 'Excellence-AWD' model). To preserve driving range in cold conditions, a heat pump is standard. Seal customers benefit from what the brand calls 'a high-voltage electric drive boost charging solution', which allows for faster charging. This technology innovatively uses the motor inductor to replace the boost inductor, to meet the 420-750V voltage range of charging piles with high-power DC charging. During the charging process, this BYD's drivetrain reduces the heat generation of the charging and distribution assembly for more reliable performance. The Seal offers an 11kW 3-phase on-board charger for AC charging, and can be fast-charged at a DC ultra-fast charging station with 150kW. With this amount of power, the battery can be charged from 30% to 80% in just 26 minutes. You'd think that BYD building, designing and owning this car's entire set of EV drivetrain components (including battery and semiconductors) would allow the company to make the Seal able to offer a truly modern 800V electrical architecture capable of allowing charging with the new breed of ultra-rapid DC public chargers - something we've already seen in this class with the Hyundai IONIQ 6. But no, it's the same conventional 400V system as everyone else uses.

This is the most convincing BYD model we've seen so far - and a worthy rival for the ambitious executive EV contenders it's up against. It's better value than a BMW i4, nicer inside than a Tesla Model 3, better to drive than a Hyundai IONIQ 6 and cleverer than a Polestar 2. That's a decent CV. Plus, because BYD manufactures virtually all the Seal itself in-house, there are fewer supply chain issues, so you're likely to get your car within weeks of your order, rather than months. Despite all of these attributes, the truth is that in the combustion era, this car would have struggled to make an impact in its segment. But things are different now. The average EV customer is much less badge-conscious and more likely to be attracted by the innovative technology being showcased here. It's all indicative of the current quite astonishing pace of Chinese automotive development.


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