MG 5

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MG 5
MG 5 01 China 2012-04-14.JPG
ManufacturerMG Motor (SAIC Motor)
AssemblyNanjing, China
DesignerTony Williams-Kenny
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan (MG GT)
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedRoewe 350
Engine1.5 L 15S4C VTi-Tech I4 (petrol)
1.5 L 15S4G TCI-TECH I4 (Turbo petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length4,363 mm (171.8 in)
Width1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height1,492 mm (58.7 in)
PredecessorRover 25
SuccessorRoewe i5/MG 5

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.

Export market[edit]

The 2020 MG 5 in Philippines starting from 2019 was a rebadged Roewe i5 sedan. The sedan uses the General Motors Delta II platform sharing the platform with the Opel Astra K.[5]


  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. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  5. ^ "2020 MG 5 promises big car feel for small car prices". Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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