MG 5

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MG 5
MG 5 01 China 2012-04-14.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer MG Motor (SAIC Motor)
Production 2012–present
Assembly Laem Chabang, Thailand (CPG) (2015–present)
Pukou, Nanjing, China
Designer Tony Williams-Kenny
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 5-door hatchback
4-door sedan (MG GT)
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Roewe 350
MG GT
Powertrain
Engine 1.5 L I4 (petrol)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4,363 mm (171.8 in)
Width 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height 1,492 mm (58.7 in)

The MG 5 is a compact car that has been produced by the British company MG Motor onwards from 2012. It was launched on 28 March 2012 in China, and shares the same automotive platform with the Roewe 350 saloon car.[1] The MG 5 debuted in concept car form at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show as the MG Concept5.[2]

Technical details[edit]

Rear view

The MG 5 is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol four cylinder "VTi-Tech" engine, producing 80 kW (109 PS; 107 bhp) and 135 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft). There is a choice of five speed manual or four speed automatic transmissions.

A 1.5 litre turbo "Hyperboost" version was launched in November 2013,[3] producing 95 kW (129 PS; 127 bhp) and 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) mated to a six speed automatic transmission with a claimed top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).[4] All models are equipped with 16 inch wheels, fitted with 205/55 tyres.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Top Gear BBC, 142(total), Series 18, Episode 2
  2. ^ "Shanghai motor show: MG 5". Autocar. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "MG5 Turbo is Ready for the China car market". Car News China. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. ,
  4. ^ "MG 5 Configuration". SAIC MG. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to MG 5 at Wikimedia Commons