Brilliance M1 (BS6, Zunchi)

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The M1, also called BS6, is the flagship in the Zhonghua lineup built by Brilliance Auto. Its history can be traced to the "Zhonghua sedan" designed by Pininfarina and went on sale in 2002. In 2003, the upgrade Zhonghua sedan was released bearing a new name "Chenfeng." Again, the name was changed to "Zunchi" as the 2005 model hit the market in December 2004. The midsize sedan made its debut outside China in 2005 at the Leipzig motor show. Also in 2005, the Shenyang-based automaker signed an agreement with Egypt’s BAG to built the Zunchi in the North African country.

Starting in 2005, the Zunchi had been sold in several European countries, where it was often called Brilliance BS6. In November 2006, Brilliance signed a contract with the German distributor HSO on exporting 158,000 Zhonghua cars (BS4, BS6) to Europe. The project suffered a major blow in 2007 when the BS6/Zunchi scored only one star in an ADAC test. In 2010, Brilliance anounced that it withdraw from the European market.

In China, the M1 has also became a major flop, posting only 2,036 sales in 2011 and 1,851 in 2012.

Spyshots reveal that Brilliance is developing the next-gen M1, which is to be based on the Zhonghua concept showcased at the 2011 Shanghai motor show and likely to launch in 2014.

2010/2011 Brilliance M1, BS6, Zunchi 1.8 MT Base 1.8 MT Luxury 1.8 AT Base 1.8 AT Luxury 1.8 AT Executive 1.8 AT Flagship 2.0 AT Base 2.0 AT Luxury
Price: MSRP (Yuan) 127800 137800 137800 147800 199800 249800 129800 139800
Powertrain  
Engine
Turbo, 1.8L, 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve, DOHC
2.0L, 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve, SOHC
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
125
108
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
235
180
Transmission
6 Speed MT
6-Speed AT
6-Speed AT
Front Suspension
Multi-link independent
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Disc/Disc
Steering
Power-assisted
Fuel & Emissions  
Fuel Economy (L/100km at 90km/h)
≤7.0
≤7.1
≤7.0
Tank Capacity (L)
74
Emission Level
Euro IV /OBD
Dimensions  
Overall Length (mm)
4880
Overall Width (mm)
1880
Overall Height (mm)
1450
Wheelbase (mm)
2790
Curb Weight (kg)
1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1480 1445 1445
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Volume (L)
550
  1.8 MT Base 1.8 MT Luxury 1.8 AT Base 1.8 AT Luxury 1.8 AT Executive 1.8 AT Flagship 2.0 AT Base 2.0 AT Luxury
Exterior  
Tires
205/55/R16
205/55/ R17
205/55/R16
Halogen Headlights
S S S S S S S S
Front and Rear Fog Lamps
S S S S S S S S
Foldable Power Exterior Mirrors With Turning Light S S S S S S S S
Boneless Windshield Wipers S S S S S S S S
Interior  
Cruise Control N N N N N S N N
Power Windows S S S S S S S S
Anti-glare Interior Rearview Mirror S S S S S S S S
Power Door Locks S S S S S S S S
Auto Speed-sensing Door Locks S S S S S S S S
Rear Window Defroster S S S S S S S S
Rear Window Sunshade N N N N S S N N
Tilt Steering Column S S S S S S S S
Steering Wheel Audio Control S S S S S S S S
Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support S S S S S S S S
Leather Seats N S N S S S N S
Front and Rear Heated Seats N N N N S S N N
6 Speaker, CD/Radio/MP3 Audio System S S S S S S S S
DVD Multmedia N N N N N S N N
GPS N N N N N S N N
Bluetooth Connectivity N N N N S S N N
Power Sunroof N S N S S S N S
Auto. Air Conditioner S S S S S S S S
Refrigerator N N N N S S N N
  1.8 MT Base 1.8 MT Luxury 1.8 AT Base 1.8 AT Luxury 1.8 AT Executive 1.8 AT Flagship 2.0 AT Base 2.0 AT Luxury
Safety  
Child Proof Door Locks S S S S S S S S
Double Front Airbags S S S S S S S S
Side Airbags N N N N S S N N
Side-impact Beam S S S S S S S S
ABS+EBD S S S S S S S S
Anti-theft System S S S S S S S S
Front Seatbelts Pretensioner S S S S S S S S
Seatbelt Reminder S S S S S S S S
Fire Extinguisher N N N N S S N N
Remote Key N S N S S S N S
Parking Radar S S S S S S S S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available