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About Brilliance

Brilliance China Auto, also known as Huachen (华晨), is an automobile manufacturer based in Shenyang, Liaoning in the People's Republic of China.

China Automotive Company Ltd. (C.A.C.) and Jinbei Automotive Company Ltd. are wholly owned subsidiarys of Brilliance (Huachen) China Automotive Holding Ltd. (C.B.A.), established in 1992 and incorporated in Bermuda. C.A.C. sold its rights to a limousine and a minivan project to Shenyang Jinbei Automotive Corp. Ltd., that is 51 % owned by China Brilliance.

In 2003 BMW and Brilliance signed a deal for the production of sedans in China. The new sedan division is costing Brilliance USD 500 million. Under a Technical Assistance Agreement with BMW AG, BMW will provide engineering consulting services to the production of the Zhonghua sedan. A team of engineers from BMW was stationed in Shenyang Automotive's facilities to assist in the start-up of the production processes.

Brilliance's BS6 sedan gained worldwide notoriety in 2007 after catastrophically failing a Euro NCAP crash test performed by the ADAC in Germany, video of which was widely circulated on the Internet. Brilliance has since re-designed the BS6 and retested it in Spain, where it earned 3 stars out of a possible five.

Auto Show Display And Planned Importation To US Market

In August 2008, Brilliance Auto announced that they would be featuring four of their vehicles at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Brilliance plans to ship its BS6 midsize sedan, BS4 compact car, BC3 sport coupe, and FRV hatchback to Detroit in time for the January 2009 show. The company says that they are planning to sell several models in the U.S. later in 2009, although no Brilliance model currently passes U.S. safety and emissions standards, something the company says will be resolved by December 2008.


  • Brilliance BC3 — coupé
  • Brilliance BS2/Zhonghua Junjie FRV — hatchback
  • Brilliance BS4/M2/Zhonghua Junjie — sedan
  • Brilliance BS6/M1/Zhonghua Zunchi — sedan


S4 16v 2.0L DOHC M-5
89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp  170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft
9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US  

Brilliance BS6 2.0 (2006)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1997 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed, consumption 9.1 l/100km / 31.0 mpg-UK / 25.8 mpg-US

S4 16v 2.4L DOHC M-5
95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp  195.0 N·m / 143.8 lb·ft / 143.8 lb·ft
10.0 l/100km / 28.2 mpg-UK / 23.5 mpg-US  

Brilliance BS6 2.4 (2006)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2359 cm3 / 144.0 cu in / 144.0 cu in, 95.4 kW / 127.9 hp / 127.9 hp, 195.0 N·m / 143.8 lb·ft / 143.8 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed, consumption 10.0 l/100km / 28.2 mpg-UK / 23.5 mpg-US


Beyond basic auto insurance

In addition to having enough liability protection, there are some other coverages you should consider:

Collision: Pays for damage to your car resulting from a collision with another car, an object or as a result of flipping over. It also covers damage caused by potholes. Even if you are at fault for the accident, your collision coverage will reimburse you for the costs of repairing your car, minus the deductible. If you are not at fault, your insurance company may try to recover the amount they paid out from the other driver’s insurance company though a process called subrogation. If the company is successful, you will be reimbursed for the deductible.

Comprehensive: Reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object, such as fire, falling objects, missiles, explosion, earthquake, windstorm, hail, flood, vandalism, riot, or contact with animals such as birds or deer. Comprehensive insurance will also reimburse you if your windshield is cracked or shattered; some companies may waive the deductible on the glass portion of this coverage.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Reimburses you, a member of your family, or a designated driver if one of you is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage comes into play when an at-fault driver has insufficient insurance to pay for your total loss. These coverages are required in 19 states, but available in all. It is important to purchase the same amount of coverage for uninsured/underinsured motorists as you have for liability to others.