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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small

Although the MG brand was no longer produced in Longbridge, Birmingham in the U.K., the name still had a very profound sound in British automotive history. But the MG3 was made in China.

When the world economic crisis struck in 2007, some glorious brands ceased to exist and others were bought by foreign companies. MG-Rover group was purchased by SAIC, a Chinese state-owned automotive company. When it did the acquisition, only the MG name was sold. The Rover brand was kept by Jaguar-Land Rover, who was bought by Tata Motors, an Indian company.

The first generation of the MG3 was a Rover Streetwise with a different badge on it. The second generation was introduced in 2013 and it was developed on that platform, which was the same for the Rover 25 and it was based on an older Honda platform. Its styling was more angular, with sculptured doors and sharp-looking headlights. The mesh-grille and the front bumper had an aggressive style.

The cabin was a completely new design with a big infotainment system on the center stack. It had an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The instrument cluster still had some design cues that resembled the older MG brand. Being a supermini vehicle, it offered limited room for the rear seats, but it was just like the other supermini on the market.

Under the hood, there was an updated version of the older 1.5-liter gasoline engine from General Motors. It didn't feature direct fuel injection or light pressure turbo. It was an old-school, chain-driven unit that produced 105 hp.
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MG MG3 2013 - Present
  5 gasoline engines
  • 1.3L 5AT (92 HP)
  • 1.3L 5MT (92 HP)
  • 1.5L 5AT (106 HP)
  • 1.5L 5MT (106 HP)
  • 1.5L VTi-TECH 5MT (105 HP)
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MG MG3 Brochure (UK)

MG MG3 1.3L 5AT (92 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3L 5AT (92 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1343 cm3
Power
68 KW @ 6000 RPM
92 HP @ 6000 RPM
91 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
118 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
107 mph (172 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed semi-automatic (e-shift)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
158.1 in (4016 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.3/58.8 in (1,506/1,494 mm)
Wheelbase
99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2480 lbs (1125 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
38.6 mpg US (6.1 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
China specs

MG MG3 1.3L 5MT (92 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.3L 5MT (92 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1343 cm3
Power
68 KW @ 6000 RPM
92 HP @ 6000 RPM
91 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
87 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
118 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
111 mph (179 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
158.1 in (4016 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.3/58.8 in (1,506/1,494 mm)
Wheelbase
99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2465 lbs (1118 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
China specs

MG MG3 1.5L 5AT (106 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L 5AT (106 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
78 KW @ 6000 RPM
106 HP @ 6000 RPM
105 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
136 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed semi-automatic (e-shift)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
158.1 in (4016 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.3/58.8 in (1,506/1,494 mm)
Wheelbase
99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2568 lbs (1165 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
China specs

MG MG3 1.5L 5MT (106 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L 5MT (106 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
78 KW @ 6000 RPM
106 HP @ 6000 RPM
105 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
100 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
136 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
158.1 in (4016 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Wheelbase
99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.8 in (147 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2546 lbs (1155 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3715 lbs (1685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
China specs

MG MG3 1.5L VTi-TECH 5MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L VTi-TECH 5MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
78 KW @ 6000 RPM
106 HP @ 6000 RPM
105 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
101 lb-ft @ 4750 RPM
137 Nm @ 4750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
11.9 gallons (45.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
108 mph (174 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5 speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
158.1 in (4016 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
59.8 in (1519 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.3/58.8 in (1,506/1,494 mm)
Wheelbase
99.2 in (2520 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.2 in (157 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.1 cuFT (286 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2535 lbs (1150 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3693 lbs (1675 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
136 g/km
Notes
Notice
Europe specs
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