Engine Geely JLE-4G18TD

The 1.8-liter Geely JLE-4G18TD engine was produced at the Chinese plant from 2015 to 2019 and was installed on the pre-styling version of the Borui sedan, which was delivered to some markets as the Emgrand GT. This turbo unit is of our own design, but in design it is similar to the VW EA888 engine.

The second generation of this motor has an index: JLE-4G18TDB.


Production years 2015-2019
Displacement, cc 1799
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 163
Torque output, Nm 250
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 84.2
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVTi
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 0W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand GT 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 150

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Borui 1 (GC9) in 2015 – 2017;
  • Geely Emgrand GT 1 (KC-1) in 2016 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the Geely JLE-4G18TD engine

  • This turbine unit is not widespread and the statistics of its breakdowns is small.
  • In the first year of production, dealers frequently replaced camshaft sensors under warranty.
  • The turbine itself is reliable, but a number of cases of bypass valve failure have been described.
  • Catalyst, spark plugs and lambda probes absolutely do not tolerate bad fuel.
  • It is also worth noting the shortage of some spare parts and a minimum of donors on the secondary market.

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