MG 7

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MG7
MG 7 01 China 2014-05-01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer MG Motor (SAIC Motor, previously Automobile)
Production 2007–2013
Assembly Pukou, Nanjing, China
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive car (D)
Body style 4-door saloon
Layout FF layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine

The MG7 is a mid-size sports saloon that was built by Chinese carmaker MG Motor, derived from the British cars, Rover 75 and MG ZT. Production started in March 2007.[1] The MG7 received praise from British car magazine Auto Express, who test drove it in May 2008, although it has not officially been sold in the United Kingdom.[2]

The MG7 came in two variants, the first which resembles the Mark I MG ZT, with twin front lights, and the second which resembles the Mark II Rover 75 V8. A long wheelbase version, called the MG7L, features the deeper radiator grille of the Rover 75 V8.[3]

The MG7 came in two trim levels: 'Classic' which features a slatted grille, and 'Sport' with a mesh grille. The look of the 7 has changed very little from the ZT and 75[citation needed]; the only noticeable difference is freshly designed LED rear light clusters, and new alloy wheels. Also the car features new audio and heating systems, as well as a new sunroof system.

There were two engine options, the 1.8T and the 2.5 V6, both revised Rover K-Series engines called the N-Series, with stronger head gaskets, both meeting strict Euro IV emissions regulations. Changes to the electrical system have been made to improve the engine's ignition system and also to support the wider range of equipment, which includes front headrest mounted DVD players for rear passengers, and a reversing camera.[4]

One of the greatest improvements is the replacement of some features, which were snatched away under Rover's Project Drive. These include bonnet insulation, driver's side grab handles and the noise, vibration, harshness package which reduces road, engine and wind noise in the cabin dramatically. All models now receive ITS head air bags.

2008 MG7

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese plant rolls out first MG". BBC News. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  2. ^ English, Andrew (May 2007). "First Drives: MG 7". Auto Express. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Nanjing MG's Line-up". www.thetycho.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ Cropley, Steve (2007-04-28). "NAC MG7 1.8T". Autocar. Retrieved 2009-03-13.