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BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

Feb 1, 2024

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BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

Hybrid: Each has its own merits, Fengyun A8 is more fuel-efficient and faster The reason why the Qin PLUS DM-i can maintain stable monthly sales of 30,000 to 40,000 units is not only its attractive price, but also the outstanding performance and energy consumption of its DM-i super hybrid system. The DM-i super hybrid is a series-parallel plug-in hybrid system composed of a 1.5L hybrid special engine, EHS electric hybrid system, and blade battery, with four major characteristics of speed, fuel efficiency, quietness, and smoothness.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The 1.5L engine has a maximum power of 81kW and a peak torque of 135N·m, with a high thermal efficiency of 43%; there are two versions of the electric motor, with maximum power of 132kW and 145kW, and peak torque of N·m and 325N·m respectively. As for the blade battery, the Qin PLUS DM-i also offers two optional capacities of 8.32kWh and 18.32kWh.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

With the support of this hybrid system, the Qin PLUS DM-i has a fastest 0-100km/h acceleration time of just 7.3 seconds, WLTC comprehensive fuel consumption as low as 1.58L/100km, and fuel consumption as low as 4.6L/100km, balancing performance and economy. Depending on the battery capacity, the vehicle’s WLTC pure electric range can reach 46km and 101km, with a comprehensive range of 1245km, fully meeting the needs of short-distance pure electric commuting and long-distance travel on highways.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The Chery Fengyun A8’s Kunpeng super hybrid C-DM system also has a series-parallel structure, which can achieve pure electric, series, parallel, engine direct drive and other drive modes. Unlike the DM-i, this system is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5T hybrid engine, with a maximum power of 115kW and a peak torque of 220N·m. The power is stronger than the Xiaoyun 1.5L hybrid engine of the Qin PLUS DM-i, ensuring the vehicle’s power performance in high-speed direct drive and power-feeding states.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

In the motor part, the Chery Fengyun A8 is equipped with a front-drive motor with a maximum power of 150kW and a peak torque of 310N·m, not pulling away from the Qin PLUS DM-i, and even slightly smaller in torque, which also results in the Fengyun A8’s 0-100 acceleration of only 7.6 seconds. However, for household use, it is sufficient. In terms of energy consumption, the Chery Fengyun A8’s WLTC comprehensive fuel consumption is only 1.01L/100km, and the fuel consumption under power feeding can still reach 4.6L/100km, slightly better than the Qin PLUS DM-i in energy saving performance. In terms of endurance, the Fengyun A8 is equipped with an 18.3kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with a WLTC pure electric endurance of up to 106km, and a comprehensive endurance easily exceeding 1400km, also leading the Qin PLUS DM-i. Configuration: Qin PLUS has a lower threshold, Fengyun A8 is more cost-effective When we, as ordinary consumers, buy a car, the most important thing is definitely the cost-effectiveness. In terms of price, the guide price of the Qin PLUS DM-i is 99,800-145,800 yuan (20530$), while the guide price of the Chery Fengyun A8 is 119,900-149,900 yuan (21110$), which is 20,000 yuan (2820$) more expensive than the Qin PLUS DM-i. However, this higher price has not resulted in a more outstanding driving experience.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The lowest-priced Fengyun A8 at 119,800 yuan (16870$) is not much stronger in configuration than the lowest-priced Qin PLUS DM-i at 99,800 yuan (14050$). The Fengyun A8 does not have seat heating/ventilation/electric adjustment, wireless phone charging and other configurations that the Qin PLUS DM-i does not have, and even the leather seats, leather steering wheel, and cruise control that the former has are turned into fabric seats, plastic steering wheel, and not equipped in the Fengyun A8. Only in terms of power, endurance, and energy consumption, can the Fengyun A8 regain some ground.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

If the budget allows, the top-of-the-line models Qin PLUS DM-i Champion Edition 120KM and Fengyun A8 127 Yufeng Edition are compared. From the chart below, it can be seen that Fengyun A8 has a more significant advantage in terms of configuration, especially with features such as 24.6-inch suspended dual screens, 8155 chip, heated/ventilated front seats, central armrest cooling/heating, 540-degree panoramic imaging, and CarPlay/HiCar mobile connectivity, which can provide a better and more convenient experience than Qin PLUS DM-i. Considering that the top-of-the-line Fengyun A8 is only 4100 yuan (580$) more expensive than the top-of-the-line Qin PLUS DM-i, it is obviously more cost-effective. Design: Qin PLUS has a classic look, while Fengyun A8 is refined and youthful. As the saying goes, “each to their own.” Design is a subjective matter, and whether something looks good or not depends entirely on individual taste and preference. However, from an objective standpoint, the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i and Chery Fengyun A8 both have their own distinct characteristics in exterior and interior design.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The Dragon Face appearance of the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i is familiar to everyone. The family design language created by the famous designer Wolfgang Egger has been used for many years, but it is classic enough. The dragon scale style front grille and arrow feather headlights provide high recognition; the small sloping roof and through-style taillight design on the roof also greatly enhance the overall vehicle’s fashion sense.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The appearance of the Chery Fengyun A8 continues the youthful and sporty design style of the Arrizo 8, with the iconic smoked black hexagonal grille integrated with the headlights, paired with a sporty body kit, instantly creating a combat atmosphere. The A8 adopts a sleek design for the body, with sharp double waistlines outlining a powerful three-dimensional shape; the Y-shaped through-type tail light design also gives it a remarkable avant-garde temperament.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

In terms of interior, the BYD Qin PLUS DM-i and Chery Fengyun A8 both take on a luxurious style, using large areas of leather, as well as glossy black piano lacquer or wood decorative panels to create a high-end atmosphere. The difference is that the Qin PLUS DM-i incorporates many Chinese elements, such as the Qin character in the center of the steering wheel, the Chinese labels on the physical buttons, and the flowing lines of the cabin, as well as the color combinations of flowing clouds blue and warm sunshine brown, giving it a sense of national trend and classical beauty.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

The BYD Qin PLUS DM-i and Chery Fengyun A8 are both outstanding products in the A-level plug-in hybrid sedan market. They both have balanced performance in all aspects, so either choice is fine. However, if you have a limited budget and want to make a more secure choice, the Qin PLUS DM-i is undoubtedly the best option. The Fengyun A8 is more similar to the feel of a Mercedes-Benz, with a modern and high-quality feel, such as the use of elegant light-colored interior, seat electric adjustment buttons on the doors, large-size dual screens, and exquisite seat stitching craftsmanship, etc., it has a more fashionable and exquisite feel. How should you choose between the two cars?

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

First, the entry threshold of Qin PLUS DM-i is lower, and the configuration performance of the mid-range models is better than that of the A8, with higher cost performance. Second, the DM-i super hybrid system has been market-proven for a long time, with stability and reliability being evident, while the A8’s Kunpeng C-DM system still lacks sufficient user samples, and its actual performance remains to be further observed.

BYD Qin PLUS DM-i vs Chery Fengyun A8: Which Hybrid Car Is Best for You?

If you’re not short of money and are someone who pursues fashion, then the Chery Fengyun A8 is worth recommending. After all, in terms of official performance parameters, it is better than the Qin PLUS DM-i, with better endurance and energy consumption performance. At the same time, the configuration of the high-end models of the Fengyun A8 is more advantageous, coupled with its young and stylish appearance, the driving experience will definitely not disappoint you. Like + watching, tell us which car you like the most?