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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

The MG XPower was a sports car produced by the MG Rover company.

Launched shortly after the Rover group was sold to a Chinese conglomerate, the MG-X Power SV (Sport Veloce) came as a complete surprise, especially for former parent-company BMW who, if statements are to be taken for granted, had no idea of such a development. The purpose of the car was to revive the brand, and while it was not the most beautiful car, it definitely looked different from the contemporary sports cars launched at the time, plus, its power was impressive.

It was assembled in Modena, Italy, by Vaccari & Bosi, and the car shared the platform of the Qvale Mangust, previously known as De Tomaso Bigua. Tested during various TV shows, including the famed Top Gear, the car was deemed as a poorly comfortable and fairly noisy car but undoubtedly offering a surprisingly fast ride. Thrill seekers may find the car's power plant much to their liking since the XPower boasted a 4.6 L Ford Modular V8 with an output of 320 hp. The car’s performance was further enhanced by large sports wheels, specially tuned suspension and light weight carbon-fiber construction.

MG claimed that the sports car reached 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and had a maximum top speed of 165 mph. A more powerful version was offered, with the engine developing 410 hp, however, both versions were limited to 195 mph.

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MG XPower 2004 - 2005
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.6 V8 5MT (320 HP)
  • 5.0 V8 5MT (405 HP)

MG XPower 4.6 V8 5MT (320 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6 V8 5MT (320 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4600 cm3
Power
235 KW @ 6000 RPM
320 HP @ 6000 RPM
315 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 4750 RPM
409 Nm @ 4750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
165 mph (266 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40R18Z - 265/40R18Z
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.4 in (4481 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
66.1/64 in (1,679/1,626 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
5 in (127 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3395 lbs (1540 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3792 lbs (1720 kg)

MG XPower 5.0 V8 5MT (405 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.0 V8 5MT (405 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4996 cm3
Power
298 KW @ 6000 RPM
405 HP @ 6000 RPM
400 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
376 lb-ft @ 4750 RPM
510 Nm @ 4750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
175 mph (282 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40 ZR 18 (Front) - 265/40 ZR 18 (Rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
176.4 in (4481 mm)
Width
74.8 in (1900 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
66.1/64 in (1,679/1,626 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Ground Clearance
5 in (127 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.8 cuFT (249 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3296 lbs (1495 kg)
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