Xiaomi SU7 Founder Edition is on sale again! But before placing an order, you should take a look at these suggestions

Xiaomi SU7 launch conference can be called the Spring Festival Gala in the automotive industry.

In the more than 2-hour press conference, Lei Jun gathered together the biggest highlights of the entire new energy industry: he finished talking about the configuration, announced the price, and asked many car company leaders to contribute new emoticons and follow up. We fought for nearly a whole night with Tesla who was not present.

Judging from the publicity effect, the launch of Xiaomi SU7 was a success far beyond expectations. According to official news from Xiaomi Motors, the Xiaomi Mi SU7 sold over 10,000 units in 4 minutes, 20,000 units in 7 minutes, 50,000 units in 27 minutes, and 88,898 units in 24 hours… The colleague sitting next to me also ordered the founding edition on the spot after the press conference.

If you, like our colleagues, have once again been transformed into the "enthusiast" by Lei Jun, and have the urge to choose the right one, but are still torn between the three versions of SU7 (Pro/Max), then today's This configuration analysis and buying guide should help you clarify some ideas.

The car that had everything at the press conference was called SU7 Max

Let’s start with the top-of-the-line SU7 Max, because it is the most representative of the three cars.

In the past three months since the "Xiaomi Auto Technology Conference", almost all the performance and parameters of the SU7 we have seen refer to this SU7 Max, especially the data such as horsepower, torque, acceleration, braking distance and so on. , in fact, it has nothing to do with SU7 Standard Edition/Pro.

As Lei Jun said, the SU7 Max is a completely different car compared to the other two versions. Xiaomi's internal title for the Max is a "performance monster". It even directly competes with the Porsche Taycan, which is still the Turbo version.

The V6s super motor provides Max with a maximum horsepower of 673PS. The most intuitive feedback is that you can drive this car to 265km/h, and it only takes 2.78 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100km/h.

In the past few years of the rapid development of new energy, acceleration results of breaking four and five are no longer uncommon. Even for many brands positioned as "high-end", this is just one of the basic operations, but it can be achieved within 3 seconds. cars are not common.

It is not easy for Xiaomi SU7 to achieve "million-level" performance within 300,000 yuan, which is also the source of many people's problems.

However, do you really need the fastest car under 500,000 yuan?

What kind of scenario would force you to step on this switch that shakes your brain? In fact, in most car usage scenarios, most users will hardly use it. Even if they occasionally want to step on the road and release it on high speeds and remote roads, how many opportunities are there?

Believe me, acceleration from 100 kilometers to 100 kilometers in 5 seconds can bring you enough pleasure.

The SU7 Max is a good car that can be seen with the naked eye in terms of data (we have not experienced it yet), and it also performs well among competing products in the same price range.

If you don’t have extreme requirements for performance and just want to find a relatively good-looking and easy-to-drive car in the price range of 200,000 to 300,000 yuan, then Max will not be your first choice. It’s just because of the acceleration. 50,000 or even 80,000 yuan, this deal is not worth it.

It's fast and cool, Lei Jun is very technical, but you have to be calm.

Putting aside performance, there is a lot of room for discussion when choosing SU7 Max.

Afraid of the hassle of selecting options, and afraid of missing something if I don't choose, I struggled with the differences between the three models. The price difference of 50,000 to 100,000 was not the biggest obstacle.

If you happen to fit this user profile, SU7 Max is definitely a money-saving choice.

With the standard 101 kWh large battery, the vehicle's battery life is 100 kilometers longer than the standard version (actually it should be more than that), and the CLTC battery life test reached 800km. Our demand for vehicle battery life is far greater than those few seconds of excitement.

CDC damping variable shock absorbers and air springs will significantly improve your driving experience, especially on bumpy roads and when passing through residential areas or parking lot speed bumps. If you can't stand performance cars with particularly strong road feel, then These two configurations are what you just need.

It is because of these two accessories that the SU7 Max is 15 mm shorter than the other two versions.

Although the electric rear wing and electric suction doors that have been installed are essentially the same, they can enhance your car experience. The electric suction door allows you to have a more elegant closing habit, and the electric rear wing can give you a more attractive driving posture, even though you can't see it.

The Brembo four-piston caliper is the most valuable here, because it can bring a braking distance of 33.3m. The faster and shorter the braking, the better your safety in extreme scenarios. Moreover, the four-piston and CDC shock absorbers can alleviate the discomfort caused by braking to a certain extent.

These are more compelling purchases than the 2.78s.

But if the price difference of 50,000 is still a bit high, and you don’t care much about these configurations, then decisively consider SU7 Pro, because it has everything you should have.

The Pro, which is directly aimed at Model 3, and the SU7 standard version, which is suitable for young people.

Lei Jun’s meaning at the press conference was very clear. The mission of SU7 Pro is to seize the market for the refreshed version of Model 3.

If you happen to be looking at the price range of 230,000-260,000 yuan, and Model 3 is also on the candidate list, the Pro version is now a good reference, because the complete vehicle price of both cars is 245,900 yuan.

Lei Jun compared the advantages and disadvantages of each other from all dimensions such as size, performance, battery life, and smart driving.

New forces in new energy entering the market late will indeed face greater pressure and more difficult market competition, but at the same time they will also have more references and can avoid many detours.

Xiaomi bears the pressure of being the last bus, and has also obtained the cases of all previous failed and successful manufacturers. Therefore, when benchmarking against Tesla, we can accurately focus on the points of "range" and "intelligent driving with limited exemption".

And the core selling point of SU7 Pro is here.

First of all, the Pro version of CLTC has a range of 830 kilometers, which is more than 200 kilometers longer than the 606km of the Model 3 18-inch wheels.

Here I would like to emphasize again that the battery life of pure electric energy cannot be ignored, and it cannot even be overemphasized that it should be given the highest weight when buying a car.

Every manufacturer will emphasize the deployment of high-voltage charging platforms, fast-charging and super-charging stations, etc. at the press conference, trying to solve users' battery life anxiety before buying a car, but there is still a gap between the reality and the ideal.

  • Supercharging stations charge quickly, but they are often concentrated in busy business districts rather than residential areas.
  • Home charging piles are the most ideal way to recharge electric vehicles, saving money and time. However, all the parking space requirements and property disputes often restrict the installation of home charging stations.

Among the many uncertain factors, one of the few that can be decided by oneself is to buy a car with a larger battery. The SU7 Pro has a CLTC driving range of more than 800 kilometers, targeting the pain point of mileage.

Furthermore, SU7 Pro satisfies users who need smart driving. Compared with the pure visual solution of the new Model 3, the Pro version has richer smart driving configurations, including lidar as standard. More importantly, Tesla’s The optional prices of EAP and FSD are 32,000 yuan and 64,000 yuan respectively, while the SU7 Pro comes free (valued at 26,000 yuan) when you buy a car before April 30.

Therefore, with nearly the same configuration, the SU7 Pro, which has longer battery life and higher intelligent driving configuration, has become a strong competitor to the Model 3 in Lei Jun’s eyes.

However, Dong Chehui believes that while targeting the Model 3, the SU7 Pro also attacks the standard version of the SU7. This is why many potential users are confused whether to choose the cup or the large cup.

SU7 Pro = SU7 Standard Edition + Long Battery Life + LiDAR + Smart Driving Max City NOA + Electric Tail Wing

From a price point of view, the SU7 standard version is most likely to become the first car for young people: it starts at 215,900, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 seconds in 5.28 seconds. It is not an 800V high-voltage platform but can recharge 350km in 15 minutes.

In terms of emotional value, the standard version without the electric rear wing seems to be missing a little bit of the soul of Xiaomi cars.

If you have a strong need for battery life, the Pro version is your first choice; but if you choose it for lidar and urban NOA, then you don’t have to.

Do you really need smart driving?

Before buying new energy, ask yourself this question three times.

Car manufacturers vigorously promote smart driving, just like mobile phone manufacturers crazily outputting AI functions. It is not that it is easy to use, but that everyone has it, and no one dares to and cannot miss it.

But in fact, performance and smart driving are somewhat contradictory in definition. On the one hand, we pursue the pleasure of driving performance cars, but the more useful smart driving technology is depriving us of the source of pleasure.

In terms of technological development, what Lei Jun said at the press conference that "urban NOA will be launched in major cities across the country in August" is actually very difficult. Unlike general lane keeping and vehicle following, NOA requires the car to follow the navigation, including Autonomous and difficult operations such as lane changing, overtaking, merging in and out, braking and starting, etc.

The same technology took Huawei NCA 2 years, Ideal NOA 4 years, and Weilai NOP+ 5 years. Xiaomi, which is new to the market, not only needs to make up the progress, but also needs to roll it out across the country, which is expected to take longer.

To sum up, if you are interested in Xiaomi SU7, don’t be dazzled by “smart driving” and “performance”, but go back to the most practical battery life and price:

  • SU7 Max: I don’t want to worry about options, I have enough budget, and I really want to join the “2 Seconds Club”
  • SU7 Pro: If you have a strong need for battery life, SU7 Pro is the most suitable
  • SU7 Standard Edition: Treat Xiaomi emotionally and treat SU7 rationally. The requirements for battery life are not high and the requirements for intelligent driving are not strong.

Our colleague who has already placed an order for the SU7 Max Founder Edition said that Xiaomi has now mobilized a delivery team, and the Guangzhou area is expected to be delivered after the Qingming Festival, which is still a week behind the 3rd date reported online.

Of course, if you want to drive a Xiaomi car this year, after the new cars of the Founder Edition and the first batch of deposit users are delivered, there may not be so much room for options. Whichever version you can buy and will be delivered quickly, choose whichever version you can buy. version, otherwise we will most likely have to wait until next year.

Xiaomi Motors has been created, but it has not yet succeeded. The current cheers are nothing more than popping champagne at half time. The carnival on the 28th and the 50,000 yuan purchase are the beginning of Xiaomi Motors. From BYD’s unreasonable price cuts to Tesla’s unconventional From playing cards to the strong pressure of extended-range plug-in hybrids and the overt and covert struggles of various manufacturers, the battle for the new energy market has just begun.

What makes us still confident is that Lei Jun and Xiaomi do not want to achieve success overnight, but have pragmatically set strategic goals to make Xiaomi one of the top five car brands in the world through 15 to 20 years of hard work.

This scene seems familiar. 13 years ago, Xiaomi 1 reshuffled the chaotic mobile phone market. Will Xiaomi subvert the electric car field again? Well worth the wait.

Lei Jun and Xiaomi are still the same as before: they are controversial, have arduous tasks, and are taking steps step by step.

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