Can the AITO M9, which has become a "hot", be as "hot" as the Li L9?

Release Date : 2024-01-12
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The official website of "Hongmeng Zhixing" is divided into two sections: "AITO" and "Zhijie". Among them, there is only one Wenjie M9 in the "Wenjie" section, but there are no AITO M5 and AITO M7 on sale.As a large SUV listed in the “pressure whistle” at the end of 2023, Wenjie M9 has two series of range extension and pure electric, with a price range of 469,800 to 569,800 yuan.
Although Mr. Yu was full of passion at the new car launch conference, everyone on and off the stage was chanting “Far ahead.”But after we calm down, we still have to think about whether such a product that is very “atmospheric” regardless of design, configuration or price can also become a “hot model” in the market?
According to the official plan, Wenjie M9 will start delivery on January 26, and the upper scale is estimated to be until February 26, when we will be able to see how popular this car is.But before that, we still want to compare the AITO M9 with the Li L9, the “sales crown” of the current large SUV market, to see if it has the ability to “lift the throne”.Of course, here we only use the AITO M9 extended range version to compare with the Li L9.

Product quality, AITO M9 is half a position ahead

For the comparison of the two cars, let's start with the parameters.The length, width and height of the AITO M9 body are 5230/1999/1800 mm, and the wheelbase is 3110mm; the length, width and height of the AITO L9 are 5218/1998/1800 mm, and the wheelbase is 3105mm.It can be seen that in terms of material size, AITO M9 does not have a very obvious advantage, both of them are “big guys”.
However, from the appearance point of view, the most pleasing thing about the AITO M9 is the design of the front face light group. The more traditional headlights and daytime running lights make the AITO M9 have “thick eyebrows and big eyes” facial features, which look MORE DOMINEERING.The front face of the Li L9 is too technological. Although the transwarp daytime running lights are highly recognizable at night, they are somewhat “drama-grabbing” during the day, and even make people ignore the existence of the headlights.
In the power part, both AITO M9 and Li L9 are equipped with a four-driving force system of "range extender + dual motor". Among them, the motor combination of AITO M9 is front AC asynchronous, with a maximum power of 165kW and a peak torque of 315Nm; rear permanent magnet synchronous, with a maximum power of 200kW and a peak torque of 360Nm.
The front and rear motor types of Li L9 are the same as that of AITO M9, with a maximum power of 130kW and 200kW, and a peak torque of 220Nm and 400Nm, respectively.If you look at it this way, the front motor of the M9 has stronger performance, while the ideal L9 has a better rear motor.

However, if the front and rear motor parameters are simply added according to the calculation method of Li L9, its comprehensive maximum power is 330kW and the comprehensive peak torque is 620Nm; the corresponding data of AITO M9 are 360kW and 675Nm, and the overall performance of the latter is better.

For the zero hundred acceleration time, the official test of Wenjie M9 is 4.9s, while Li L9 is 5.3s. The gap in parameters is also reflected in the actual performance.

For the battery and battery life, AITO M9 comes standard with a 42kWh ternary lithium battery, and there is also a 52kWh specification to choose from when purchasing a car; while all Li L9 series come standard with a 44.5kWh ternary lithium battery.
Under this condition, the standard CLTC comprehensive range of AITO M9 is 1362km, and the optional configuration is 1402km; at full power, the CLTC pure electric range is 225km, and the optional configuration is 275km.The comprehensive range of the CLTC of the Li L9 can reach 1323km, and the range of pure electricity under the comprehensive working conditions of the CLTC is 223km.
Although the battery life of the two models is relatively close, it makes it easy for us to get tangled up when we actually buy a car.Although the AITO M9 has obtained longer battery life with a smaller capacity battery, it is more expensive. Although the Li L9 has slightly less battery life, it is cheaper and has a larger battery capacity.
It should be noted that the current extended-range version of AITO M9 does not use the "Huawei Giant Whale 800V high-voltage battery platform", so the time for fast charging from 20% to 80% is 30 minutes, from 20% to 90% with 11kW slow charging takes 3h, and 7kW slow charging takes 5h.Li L9 uses a maximum power of 75kW fast charge here, which takes 30 minutes from 20% to 80%, and 7kW slow charge takes 6.5h from 0 to 100%.

Therefore, from the point of view of charging efficiency, the situation of the two models is similar, and the slow charging Li L9 is faster.
Let's summarize the parameters in this part. The AITO M9 is slightly better in terms of model size, performance and battery life, while the Li L9's slow charging performance is slightly stronger.However, taken together, the gap between them is not obvious, and no one can be “far ahead” in the book data.

Next we look at the configuration part.Since the positioning of the two models is "flagship", it is natural to compare them with higher-level functional configurations.
First of all, let's take a look at their care for the third row of passengers. On the configuration table of the M9, we found that the "standard functions" of the third row are: side air curtains covering the whole car crew, seat belts are not fastened to remind, ISOFIX child safety seat interface, double-layer silent heat insulation privacy glass, back door privacy glass, voice interactive microphone, automatic three-temperature zone air conditioning, front and rear electric adjustment, electric adjustment of backrest angle (maximum opening angle 33°), seat heating, wired charging interface, magic suction car interface (HUAWEI MagLink), independent cup holder, etc. .
The "standard functions" of the third row of Li L9 are: side air curtains covering the whole car crew, seat belts are not fastened to remind, ISOFIX child safety seat interface, seat heating/electric adjustment, one-button down and reset, automatic fresh air air conditioning in the three-temperature zone, independent air conditioning air outlets, privacy glass, Type-C USB interface, independent cup holder, mobile phone slot, voice interactive microphone, etc.
In contrast, these two cars have put a lot of effort into the third row of space, and the comfort is as close as possible to the first two rows. This is not the place where the M9 can open the gap with the ideal L9.
What about the smart driving part?In terms of hardware, the M9 comes standard with 1 192-line lidar, 3 millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars, 7 high-perception cameras, and 4 panoramic cameras. The official specifications of the smart driving chip and computing power have not been announced.
On the Li L9 side, the hardware configuration of the "Pro" version is 1 8-megapixel camera, 9 2-megapixel cameras, 12 ultrasonic radars, 1 forward millimeter-wave radar, and the smart driving chip is 1 Horizon Journey 5, with 128TOPS of computing power.
The "Max" version is a 128-line lidar, 6 8-megapixel cameras, 5 2-megapixel cameras, 12 ultrasonic radars, and two Nvidia Orin-X smart driving chips with a single computing power of 508TOPS.
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