BYD S8 Convertible – Ready for the warm days!

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BYD first unveiled their S8 soft top to the crowds at the Beijing 2006 auto crowds, who were blown away by the design. Not blown away in a ‘that design is totally awesome‘ way, but more of a ‘Jesus – They cloned a Merc, a Renault, and had a giant party!

The S8 is now ready for production, and will hit the market by mid summer according to Auto China. The S8 was originally known as the F8, but has now been slightly touched up ahead of production. Pricing is expected to be around 150,000rmb to 250,000rmb.

Engine information was posted here on China Car Times, be prepared to be impressed.

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  • aron
    April 15, 2009

    I applaud the fact BYD made a hard top convertible, but I can’t stand the sight of this. What were they thinking when they started putting it together. I imagine the top probably leaks too. If VW’s EOS cabrio leaks, I doubt BYD could cobble this together properly.

  • J
    April 15, 2009

    I will definitely give it a try.

  • MIke
    April 16, 2009

    The side profile and the rear are taken straight from the Renault Megane CC. When will the Chinese come up with something original

  • aron
    April 16, 2009

    @ Mike: They do. Look at all the other cars. It’s just plain ignorant to label a race using the products of one firm.

  • ZOID
    April 16, 2009

    @Mike: Stereotype/generalize much?

  • mememe
    April 16, 2009


    Firstly people here are not blind, we know that it is taken straight from Renault, in fact it has been repeated many times ever since 2006.

    Secondly, the Chinese can and do come up with original design, maybe you talk less and look around more it could have saved you from making that idiotic comment. Do I need to list them out ? You can look it for yourself, right ?

    Thirdly, it would be more appropriate to say ” When will BYD come up with something original ?” well since BYD loves copying (except for the e6).

  • dragin
    April 18, 2009

    Does the top have a “no crush” sensor for luggage or kidnap-victim protection.

  • Ray
    September 18, 2009

    its so bad… cant look at the SL the same way!! WHY BYD WHY?!

  • nimo
    October 13, 2009

    With all respect to all not all the car look alike today no more design or initiative all tey play it safe no real car design or any changes all cc look alike all suv look alike and all hatchback look alike .
    don’t blame tne chinese all the world go to chine for clooning

  • Gaygendeep Meta
    December 1, 2010

    It essentially is a mercedes CLK, NOT the SL…. but this is pretty funny… Not sure this style will take off in the US if the department of transportation ever approves…


  • Ali
    February 25, 2011

    nice car…. when BYD is opening a showroom in Karachi, Pakistan… people are gonna go crazy for Electric Car… here… much much light on your pocket…. and zero pollution….. and charge in 20 minutes… and convertible…. wat else a gentleman wants….????? one more thing china should spend its people’s sacrifice and hardwork and hard earned money more vicely and open up few TV channels… like BBC and CNN….. without media presence china is just another golden chicken(Slave) who give gold eggs every day….. rather than giving Trillions of Dollars to Bankrupted West……

  • Ali
    February 25, 2011

    and why the heck china is copying Mercedes or any other CAr… if I were them…. i would simply open up any video game and get the Aerodynamic stylish design from there…. rather than copying those failed car companies…. choice is of china’s…. they wanna be like another Daewoo or Hyundai or they wanna be a great Car company…. that is confident enough to have its own Style….

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