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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

MG started back in the '20s as a tuner for the British brand Morris (MG stands for Morris Garage).

Its original utility on the market was kept and in 2001, the MG showed the sportiest version of the Rover 25. It installed the 1.8-liter K-series engine produced by MG and exploit its potential in the small Rover 25, than rebadge-it and named it MG ZR.

The small hot-hatch featured a 160 hp gasoline engine under the hood and the only transmission available was a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension was stiffened and a new sport interior was installed. In the end, the overall look was a pocket-rocket.

The white background for the dials in the instrument cluster was something that not many car manufacturers dared to do. The bolstered seats were good in supporting the driver and its side passenger in place when hard cornering. The rear seats were designed for two seats only, but under the nice upholstery, it was just the same bench-seat from the Rover 25. The pedals were aluminum in a racing spirit.

On the outside, the 17” light-alloy wheels stood out of the crowd. A rear roof spoiler and a bigger front bumper were included in the aerodynamic package. So, the final look was aggressive and the performance was good for a hot-hatch from that time. But it didn't last long.

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MG ZR 3 Doors 2001 - 2004
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.4L 5MT (105 HP)
  • 1.8L 5MT (160 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 1.4d 5MT (103 HP)
  • 1.4d 5MT (113 HP)
  • 1.8L 16V 5MT (117 HP)
  • 1.8L 16V CVT (117 HP)

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.4L 5MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L 5MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1396 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
103 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
91 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
123 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45 R16V
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2248 lbs (1020 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3351 lbs (1520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)
Highway
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
Combined
34.6 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
164 g/km

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.8L 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
118 KW @ 6900 RPM
160 HP @ 6900 RPM
158 BHP @ 6900 RPM
Torque
128 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
174 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130.4 mph (210 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2403 lbs (1090 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3417.1 lbs (1550 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
Highway
40.5 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
31.3 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
179 g/km

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.4d 5MT (103 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4d 5MT (103 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
75.8 KW @ 4200 RPM
103 HP @ 4200 RPM
102 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
240 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113.7 mph (183 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2491.2 lbs (1130 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3527.3 lbs (1600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.6 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Highway
57.3 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.4d 5MT (113 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4d 5MT (113 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
83 KW @ 4200 RPM
113 HP @ 4200 RPM
111 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
260 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
116.1 mph (187 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2491.2 lbs (1130 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3527.3 lbs (1600 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
Highway
56 mpg US (4.2 L/100Km)
Combined
42.7 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.8L 16V 5MT (117 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 16V 5MT (117 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1795 cm3
Power
86.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
117 HP @ 5500 RPM
115 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
160 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2359 lbs (1070 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3373 lbs (1530 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
Highway
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.8L 16V CVT (117 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 16V CVT (117 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1795 cm3
Power
86.1 KW @ 5500 RPM
117 HP @ 5500 RPM
115 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
160 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
115 mph (185 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
CVT
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
58/57.4 in (1,473/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
98.4 in (2499 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.7 cuFT (303 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2359 lbs (1070 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3373 lbs (1530 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.8 mpg US (11.3 L/100Km)
Highway
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
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