On Monday evening, Brilliance Auto unveiled the pricing and configuration options of the Zhonghua H530 midsize sedan (previously called Zhonghua 530 or Brilliance A4) at Beijing’s Water Cube. The nine versions, with a 1.6L or turbo 1.5L engine, are priced between 79,800 Yuan (for the 1.6 MT Standard) and 125,800 Yuan (for the 1.5T AT Intelligent), although currently only four of the nine are available at dealerships, all powered by a 1.6-liter.
Designed by Brilliance and Italy’s Pininfarina, Zhonghua H530 clearly imitates, in external styling, BMW5, which is built in China by BMW in partnership with Brilliance. In size, the H530, with a 2700 wheelbase and 4708mm body-length, fits between Brilliance M2 and FRV. While marketed as a midsize, it actually shares with the FRV Brilliance’s A-class car platform (the M2 is built on the B-class car platform). According to some, the H530 will eventually replace the M2, the sales of which have been diminishing (read our previous reports: Brilliance to Replace M2 sedan (BS4) with A4;
Zhonghua 530, Brilliance’s New Compact Sedan: Auto Shanghai in Pictures ).
The 1.6L engine (4A92S) comes from a local Mitsubishi plant. It develops 87kW of power at 5600-6000rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The turbo-charged 1.5-liter, which is to serve the H530 later, is built by Brilliance Auto and rated 100kW/5500rpm and 200Nm/2200-4500rpm. A 5MT and 5AT is offered for both engines.
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