BYD F3 sedan

The F3 taxi model from BYD Philippines is a compact sedan specially configured for fleet operations. It's bigger--wider, longer and roomier--than other current models on offer as taxi sedans. For the five occupants--the driver plus four passengers--the ample people and boot space on the smooth-rolling F3 sedan mean an easy drive, a very comfortable ride, and certainly enough room in the luggage compartment for all their cargo. Its Euro 4 compliant 1.5L engine is kept light with an aluminum alloy build, and features variable valve lift and timing technology to burn less fuel while delivering uncompromising power.

Excellent Space
Advanced international car design principles can be seen in every detail of the F3. A wheelbase of 2600mm offers ample people space while providing a refined platform for a relaxed ride.
Outstanding Performance
Equipped with the 473QE alloy engine developed by BYD and using EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and VVL (Variable Valve Lift ) technology, the F3's low emmissions powerplant is powerful, durable, and efficient.

No Compromise on Safety
Disc brakes front and back with Bosch ABS + EBD make for safer braking in city commutes.  Passengers are secured with high strength side panels and impact beams, and with 3-point seat belts up front and at the rear (with a 2 point belt for the rear-middle passenger).

The biggest taxi sedan in the country ... big inside, big outside,
with sturdy, uncompromising construction
in between

 

Wiring provision for Taxi top-sign

Alloy wheels

Body-color sideview mirror assembly

Multi-reflective headlight clusters

Fog lamps, front and rear

LED main and third brake light

Deep and spacious trunk 

High visibility blue LED instruments cluster

Black trim leather interior, ideal for fleet service

Provision for taxi-service "for hire" flag and meter

Provision for in-dash taxi-meter

Strong, efficient AC with cabin filter

Seat-belts for all passengers--3-point belts in front and at rear sides, 2 point belt for rear-middle passenger

Generous leg-room up front and in back

Efficient power

Featuring variable valve lift (VVL) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, the 1.5L 473QE aluminum engine meets power expectations for its displacement while breaking new ground with its efficiency. 

The modern engine offers peak power of 107hp at 5,800rpm and peak torque of 107lb-ft at 4,800rpm--enough to push the big sedan up to a maximum speed of 170km/h, but while still promising as much as 16km/l efficiency in city driving.

High, stable platform

With high minimum ground clearance of 170mm, the F3 sedan has the posture to handle rough road patches as well as wet weather hazards. 

And with its long 2,600mm wheelbase mounted on McPherson struts and a slightly wider tread up front, and a torsion beam suspension with trailing arm in the rear, the big sedan's handling from it's high clearance remains surprisingly smooth and stable even when cornering.

Protection for all

Passengers up front and in the rear are protected by high strength side panels and impact beams, and all secured with 3-point seat belts (with a 2 point belt for the rear-middle passenger).

Two-channel ABS with EBD

With disc brakes both up front and at the rear, the F3's anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) maintains tire traction through hard braking.

VMP steering force adjustment

With Variable Multiple Power-Steering, hydraulic assistance variably decreases as the vehicle accelerates, making steering inputs more precise at higher speeds.

 

Designation

 

Model

BYD F3

 

Variant

1.5L MT (Taxi model)

Dimensions and weight

Overall length

4,533 mm

Overall width

1,705 mm

Overall height

1,490 mm

Wheelbase

2,600 mm

Tread

front

1,480 mm

 

rear

1,460 mm

Ground clearance

170 mm

Curb weight

1,200 kg

Turning radius

5.1 m

Seating capacity

5 adults

Engine and transmission

Engine

BYD 483QE

Displacement

1.5 liters

Cylinders

4 cylinders

Valves

16 valve SOHC

Maximum power

107 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Maximum torque

107 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

Compression ratio

10.4:1

Fuel system

multi-point sequential fuel injection

Transmission

5-speed MT

Drivetrain

front wheel drive

Fuel tank capacity

50 liters

Brakes, suspension and steering

Brakes

front

ventilated disc

 

rear

solid disc

Suspension

front

McPherson strut independent suspension

 

rear

torsion beam with trailing arm

Steering system

hydraulic assisted steering

Road wheels

195/60 R15 tires on alloy rims

Spare wheel

195/60 R15 tire on steel rim

Exterior features

Headlamps

halogen headlamps

Black horizontal front grille

standard

Side view mirrors

body color, manually adjustable and foldable

Fog lamps

front and rear fog lamps

Chrome rear trim

standard

Chrome door handles

standard

Black door sill trim

standard

Rear windshield defogger

standard

Illuminated logo at rear

standard

Interior and covenience features

Engine start

conventional key system

Dashboard lighting

blue LED

Infotainment system

in-dash AM/FM with AUX

 

Speakers

2 speakers

Reading lamp

front

standard

 

rear

standard

Rearview mirror

anti-glare mirror type

Seat material

leather upholstery

Interior door covering

leather upholstery

Seats

front

6-way manual adjustment on driver's seat, 4-way adjustment on passenger's

 

rear

fixed bench

Windows

manual operation, all doors

Center arm rest

standard

Roof light connector

standard

Taxi meter connector

standard

Steering wheel adjustment

tilt-adjustable steering wheel

Windshield wipers

multi-speed with intermittent setting

Aircon controls

rotary controls

Safety features

Brakes

anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Seat belts

front

3 point seat belts, driver and front passenger

 

rear

3 point seat belts for sides, 2 point seat belts for middle

Seat belt reminder

standard

Side impact beam

standard

BYD F3 brochure
in Acrobat portable document format (PDF)