BYD DMI has always been known for its fuel efficiency, quietness and high cost performance, and it advertises that its fuel consumption is only 3.x liters per 100 kilometers.
However, when driving at high speeds, especially at speeds exceeding 120km/h, some people have expressed doubts about the power performance of DMI and are worried that its power will gradually weaken.
In order to answer this question, we interviewed three real car owners in the BYD car owner group and asked them to share their experiences while driving at high speeds. Maybe we can find the answer you want.
Car owner one: Han DMI 121 exclusive car owner
This car owner owns the Han 121 Premium Edition and drove the vehicle on a 2,600-kilometer round-trip highway during the National Day holiday. He said that in normal mode, the 1.5-liter turbo engine is used to drive. When there is less traffic, the speed of the vehicle is maintained between 130-140km/h, and the power is sufficient. However, if you need to accelerate quickly, you need to step on the accelerator deeply.
In real scenarios, he needs to frequently change lanes to overtake, and the overtaking speed varies between 90-130km/h. As long as he is willing to step on the accelerator, the power is enough to complete the overtaking. But he also pointed out that he did not experience a steady stream of strong power. Its actual fuel consumption is 6.0 liters/100 kilometers (92 No. Sinopec gasoline).
The shortcoming of this car is not power, but confidence in high-speed corners. However, there is no need to pursue speeds above 100km/h when taking a ramp onto a highway. Some slight tremors will not affect driving.
He believed the vehicle was powerful enough for home use. He even mentioned that while driving on the highway, he easily passed a Lifan sedan traveling at about 130km/h.
Car owner two: Song Pro DMI top-end car owner
This car owner owns the top version of Song Pro DMI. He said that when driving at high speeds exceeding 120km/h, the first thing to note is that speeding will be illegal and you may be held liable in the event of an accident.
He said that if temporary overtaking is needed, his personal experience is that as long as the battery power exceeds 70% before getting on the highway and remember to turn on the forced battery protection function, it will not take much effort to accelerate to more than 140km/h, which is the same as a 200-horsepower vehicle with an ordinary 2.0-liter turbo engine. There is almost no difference.
The car owner suggested that when the battery power is sufficient, keep the battery power above 30% and turn on the forced battery protection, and usually set it to 40% smart battery protection.
Except for the increase in engine sound, there are not big differences in other aspects. This can be seen from the DMI’s acceleration performance from 0-100km/h in various reviews.
He pointed out that there is no need to worry too much about acceleration capabilities, but maintaining a cruising speed of more than 130km/h will easily consume battery. Flat roads are fine, but battery may decrease when going uphill continuously.
He suggested that you should honestly maintain the cruise control speed of 120km/h. BYD’s intelligent driving assistance system is quite practical, and you only need to keep driving in the lane.
Car owner three: Tang dmi car owner
This car owner owns a BYD Tang DMI model. He made two evaluations on the acceleration performance above 120km/h.
First of all, he believes that the transient acceleration capability is very good. There is no problem in accelerating and overtaking over 120km/h, and it can easily reach speeds above 170km/h.
Secondly, he pointed out that the vehicle’s sustained power performance is relatively poor when driving at high speeds. The maximum net power of the engine of this model is 102 kilowatts. When the vehicle speed exceeds 160km/h (approximately, he did not check it specifically), the total power of the car has exceeded 102 kilowatts, and the battery power may drop rapidly at this time. He once drove at a speed of 170km/h for a period of time, and the battery power quickly dropped from 26% to 22%.
To sum up, DMI’s ability to maintain speeds above 120km/h varies from person to person, but the battery does consume faster.