Source: Inside LineSHENYANG, China — Brilliance Automotive, one of China's second-tier players and an affiliate of BMW, has launched its first self-developed sport coupe in the local market.
The sporty two-door is priced from just under $15,000, ranging up to $21,400 for well-equipped versions.
Badged as the BC3, the car was displayed earlier this year at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show. The coupe is fitted with a 170-horsepower turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that can be mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Brilliance claims 0-60-mph acceleration in less than 9.7 seconds, with a top speed of 130 mph.
Brilliance executives have said they plan to begin selling the BC3 in Europe in 2008 and have suggested the two-door eventually may be part of the company's U.S. product portfolio.
Brilliance also is talking about adding a crossover vehicle to its lineup, which currently includes large and midsize sedans.
I think hazik never had seen a Porsche. The car looks really nice but more like Hjundai Coupe or Toyota Celica.hazik said:they got to sell the brilliance coupe in the US and other developed markets. A car that looks like a porsche with a 170hp turbocharged engine selling for the same price as a honda civic or toyota corolla.