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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Compact

The MG ZR was a compact vehicle introduced in 2001 by the MG Rover Group.

The hot-hatch was actually a badge-engineered Rover 25 that suffered few changes such as an improved suspension and a more attractive exterior and interior design.

The attractive ZR was built in 3- and 5-door body styles, available with a variety of engines and trim levels.

In 2004, MG decided to update the small sporty car along with the rest of the vehicles in the range.

With the new exterior design changes, the ZR was no longer that similar to the Rover 25.

Inside, the revised interior design was more appealing than before. The new dash design incorporated the climate controls on some models and the cloth upholstery was refreshed.

Other updates included a sunroof, 16-inch Grid Spoke alloys, refreshed rear light clusters, a leather steering wheel, side sills and rear bumper extensions.

Aside from the mentioned improvements, the ZR remained the same agile, aggressive looking pocket-rocket with a precise steering and great stability in turns.

The facelifted ZR should have been given an award for the shortest life in the automotive history, as its production ceased on its 1 year birthday.
The MG Rover Group went bankrupt in April 2005, just when the carmaker was about to release a new model to replace the ZR.

MG ZR 3 Doors 2004 - 2005 8 Photos
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MG ZR 3 Doors 2004 - 2005
  2 gasoline engines
  • 1.4 5MT (105 HP)
  • 1.8 5MT (160 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.8 CVT (117 HP)
  • 2.0d 5MT (115 HP)

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.4 5MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4 5MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1396 cm3
Power
76 KW @ 6000 RPM
105 HP @ 6000 RPM
102 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
91 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
123 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
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
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.9/57.9 in (1,471/1,471 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
2414 lbs (1095 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 1.8 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8 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
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/45 R17W
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.9 in (4011 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
55.1 in (1400 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.9/57.9 in (1,471/1,471 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
2612 lbs (1185 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3351 lbs (1520 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
31.4 mpg US (7.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
179 g/km

MG ZR 3 Doors 1.8 CVT (117 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8 CVT (117 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1994 cm3
Power
86.1 KW @ 4200 RPM
117 HP @ 4200 RPM
115 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
260 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
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
57.9/57.9 in (1,471/1,471 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
3373 lbs (1530 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
Highway
37.3 mpg US (6.3 L/100Km)
Combined
Infinity mpg US (0 L/100Km)

MG ZR 3 Doors 2.0d 5MT (115 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0d 5MT (115 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1994 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
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
57.9/57.9 in (1,471/1,471 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
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Highway
57.4 mpg US (4.1 L/100Km)
Combined
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km
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