• Apr 21, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Brilliance BS4 Wagon

The Brilliance BS4 sedan is a pretty good-looking car, so it stands to reason that its wagon variant would be easy on the eyes as well. Unveiled in Beijing, the BS4 wagon is indeed a snazzy-looking, ostensibly practical machine. Power comes from a 1.8L Mitsubishi G93 four-cylinder making 134 hp (100 kW) at 6500 rpm. The BS4 wagon also comes equipped with an alphabet soup of safety feature acronyms like "ABS + EBD + EDS" but word association games involving "Brilliance" and "safety" only call to mind the BS6 Euro NCAP debacle (since corrected, allegedly... but still). The bad news continues, as a recent Inside Line review of the BS4 sedan concluded that the car was generally lackluster at best. Based on that, we can probably assume that the same shortcomings afflict the wagon. It does look nice, at least.


All photos Copyright ©2008 Bin Chen / Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      if this doesn't crumple like their past efforts, Brilliance could be the next Hyundai
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you recall, Brilliance has released a few cars before...ie the BC3 Turbo:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/09/28/brilliance-releases-15k-bc3-turbo-coupe/

      They'd contracted with, I think, Pininfarina to do the design...and it shows.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is kinda sharp. But 134bhp is pretty paltry. Maybe they ought to broker a deal with Hyundai for some 4-pots and V6s.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the front is a little too Mg/Rover-ish for me, but overall i like it. front- end aside, it looks as good as the mercedes wagon
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I'd rather go to a funeral than go to this Beijing car show. These cars are awful!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      from the a pillar back it looks like a merc e-class wagon
        • 6 Years Ago
        actually, everything other than the grille looks like an e-class
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is much closer to the 5-series as Brilliance is owned by BMW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A very nice looking car, I can see the influence of some German designs in there.
      However the influences I can see are no greater then any other car company uses.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only who thinks Brilliance was inspired by Audi's current nomenclature of its line-up? Is this trying to take on the RS4? Next thing we know, there'll be a B8 "Chinese super car" bombing down on the Paris auto show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For a Chinese design, it is an improvement, but not something that I believe would make a big impact on the auto markets in Europe, Japan, or the U.S. At least it's not an obvious copy of another company's design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I'm going to order some chinese tonight.

      Yum.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BMW grill with Mercedes headlights and Audi wheels.

      Good job, China.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ALL cars of the same era contain some similarities.

        Good job, retard.
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