Engine Geely BHE15-AFZ

The 1.5-liter Geely BHE15-AFZ turbo engine has been produced by the Chinese concern since 2021 and is installed on the popular Livan X6 Pro crossover, as well as the Livan S6 Pro sedan. 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 2021
Displacement, cc 1499
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 147
Torque output, Nm 270
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 73.4
Piston stroke, mm 88.57
Compression ratio 11.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DVVT
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Livan X6 Pro 2024)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Livan S6 Pro (NS11) since 2022;
  • Livan X6 Pro (NX31) since 2022.

Disadvantages of the Geely BHE15-AFZ engine

  • In China they don’t complain much about it and no particular weak points have been found;
  • Like all direct injection engines, it suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves;
  • The timing chain runs for a very long time and even on runs up to 200,000 km no one changes it;
  • On specialized forums, a slightly higher cost of consumables is noted.

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