Engine Geely BHE15-EFZ

The 1.5-liter Geely BHE15-EFZ turbo engine has been produced at a Chinese plant since 2021 and is installed on the restyled Coolray and local versions of the Icon or Atlas 2. 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 – 181
Torque output, Nm 270 – 290
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 73.4
Piston stroke, mm 88.57
Compression ratio 10.5 – 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 Geely Coolray 2024)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Atlas 2 (FX11) since 2022;
  • Geely Coolray 1 (SX11) since 2023;
  • Geely Icon 1 (SX12) since 2022;
  • Geely Preface 1 (FS11) since 2023.

Disadvantages of the Geely BHE15-EFZ engine

  • Chinese owners generally praise it and there are no serious complaints;
  • All units with direct fuel injection suffer from carbon deposits on the intake valves;
  • The timing chain drive is also very reliable and does not bother you on runs up to 200,000 km;
  • Compared to its predecessor, the cost of consumables has increased slightly.

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