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Exclusive: Family Story of the HongQi L-Series Sedans

Dear readers, five days earlier we published the news about the Chinese luxury brand HongQi’s latest model – L5, which is aiming at competitors such as the Rolls-Royce Ghost. This news has gained lots of attention during the past few days, and we received large amount of inquries about this car.

So here we provide a full story of the HongQi L-series luxury sedan family.

Currently for the L-series there are three members: L5, L7 and L9. The smallest model L5 has civilian version (which is the model that current western medias are reporting about), but the L7 and L9 are only reserved for head of state at this moment.

The L9 is reserved for the officer level such as presiden...

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HongQi L5: a Rolls-Royce Ghost competitor in China

In today’s Beijing auto show, FAW released its new flagship sedan: the HongQi L5.

The HongQi L5 has a wheelbase of 135.2-inch, length is 218.7 inches and weights over 3-ton.

The L5 will be propelled by a FAW-developed, 6.0L V12 naturally aspirated engine, which outputs around 402hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

This V12 engine is named CA12GV, although the version installed on the HongQi L5 only has fuel port-injection, but the design of the cylinder head and intake manifold have already been optimized for direct-injection...

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