Engine Geely BHE15-AFD

The 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine Geely BHE15-AFD has been produced in China only since 2023 and is so far installed only on the fourth generation of the rather popular Emgrand 7 sedans. This power unit was created as part of a joint venture with Volvo called Aurobay.

BHE15 family: BHE15-AFD, BHE15-AFZ, BHE15-EFZ.


Production years since 2023
Displacement, cc 1499
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 122 – 127
Torque output, Nm 152
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 73.4
Piston stroke, mm 88.57
Compression ratio 13.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand 2024)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Emgrand 7 4 (SS11) since 2023.

Disadvantages of the Geely BHE15-AFD engine

  • On Chinese forums it is mostly praised and there are no serious complaints;
  • Like all direct injection engines, it must suffer from carbon deposits on the intake valves;
  • Unlike predecessors with a timing belt drive, there is a reliable chain;
  • Some owners also note the higher cost of consumables.

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