China’s Brilliance Announces German Pricing for BS4 Sedan

Brilliance Auto, BMW's partner in China, announced on Tuesday that its BS4 compact sedan will be available in Germany from October 25 with prices starting at €15,990 or about $23,450 with the current exchange rates. The Pininfarina designed sedan that measures 4.65 meters in length (longer than a BMW 3-Series sedan) will be offered with a choice of two naturally aspirated 4-cylinder gasoline engines: a 100 HP 1.6-liter and a 136 HP 1.8-liter unit. For comparison’s sake, the smaller Ford Focus Sedan with an 80 HP 1.4-liter gasoline engine is priced in Germany from €17,750. -Continued

Brilliance already sells the larger BS6 sedan in Germany but the Chinese automaker received negative headlines in Europe last year when the BS6 failed miserably at ADAC’s crash tests gathering just one out of five stars. The Chinese automaker has said then that it would improve the car’s safety standards changing more than 60 components in order to achieve a better rating at ADAC’s crash tests.