Engine Geely JLC-4G15

The 1.5-liter Geely JLC-4G15 or 1.5 DVVT engine has been produced by the concern only since 2016 and is installed only on the second generation of the Emgrand 7 sedan or similar models. There is an updated version of this motor with 114 hp under its own index JLC-4G15B.

Toyota engine clones: JLC-4G15, JLY-4G15, JLC-4G18, JLY-4G18, JLD-4G20, JLD-4G24.


Production years since 2016
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 103 – 106
Torque output, Nm 138 – 140
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 77.8
Piston stroke, mm 78.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator DVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand 7 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 110

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Emgrand 7 2 (FE-3) in 2016 – 2020; Emgrand 7 4 (SS11) since 2021.

Disadvantages of the Geely JLC-4G15 engine

  • On specialized forums, the unit is praised and no weak points have yet been found;
  • The timing chain runs for a long time and if it stretches, then on a run of more than 150,000 kilometers;
  • Also, on long runs, lubricant consumption is sometimes encountered due to the occurrence of rings;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters in the cylinder head and every 100,000 km the valves need to be adjusted.

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