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Body style: Hatchback
Segment: Small

Besides the sedan, MG also produced a five-door version for the 2002 ZS, which was dubbed hatchback.

By 2002, MG-Rover Group got rid of the BMW and considered itself happy with the products it had on the lineup. Moreover, it had a very good platform since the British carmaker was in the hoot with Honda.

While the sedan was most likely a sporty-looking, compact-sized sedan with enough doors and looks to attract colleagues in the high school, the five-door version was somehow an upgraded version for it. It featured the same front fascia with the tuning-like headlights and front bumper. Worth noticing the front split-grille, which was not a leftover effect from BMW, but an MG-original element from the '50s. At the back, the tailgate was adorned by a stylish wing. Unfortunately, the exhaust looked too bland for a vehicle that tried to look cool right from the assembly lines.

Inside, the buttons, the dashboard, and the instrument cluster layout resembled those installed in a sixth-generation European Civic. Yet, the white dials with red needles and the three-spoke steering wheel with the red MG badge in the middle added some flair. Moreover, the high-bolstered seats mounted lower on the floor gave a racy spirit to the driver. Something that many British teenagers craved in the early 2000s.

Under the hood, MG used Rover's engines, and that wasn't such a bad thing. Of course, in terms of reliability, they couldn't match the Japanese ones, but it had the advantage of a 2.5-liter V6 that was not installed in any Civic. Moreover, the car also featured a choice of two oil-burners produced by Rover.

MG ZS 5 Doors 2002 - 2004 8 Photos
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MG ZS 5 Doors 2002 - 2004
  2 gasoline engines
  • 120
  • 180
  2 diesel engines
  • 100 D
  • 115 D

MG ZS 5 Doors 120

ENGINE SPECS  –  120
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
86 KW @ 5500 RPM
117 HP @ 5500 RPM
115 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
118 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM
160 Nm @ 2750 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122.4 mph (197 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.6 in (4359 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.2/57.4 in (1,478/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.2 cuFT (374 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2480.2 lbs (1125 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3615.5 lbs (1640 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Highway
40.5 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
174 g/km

MG ZS 5 Doors 180

ENGINE SPECS  –  180
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2497 cm3
Power
130 KW @ 6500 RPM
177 HP @ 6500 RPM
174 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
240 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
139.1 mph (224 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.7 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
171.6 in (4359 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.2/57.4 in (1,478/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.2 cuFT (374 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2722.7 lbs (1235 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3791.9 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
34.5 mpg US (6.8 L/100Km)
Combined
24.7 mpg US (9.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
227 g/km

MG ZS 5 Doors 100 D

ENGINE SPECS  –  100 D
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1996 cm3
Power
74 KW @ 4200 RPM
101 HP @ 4200 RPM
99 BHP @ 4200 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
240 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)
11 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.6 in (4359 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.2/57.4 in (1,478/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.2 cuFT (374 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2711.6 lbs (1230 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3791.9 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
Highway
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Combined
43.5 mpg US (5.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km

MG ZS 5 Doors 115 D

ENGINE SPECS  –  115 D
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
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 5 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
171.6 in (4359 mm)
Width
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.2/57.4 in (1,478/1,458 mm)
Wheelbase
103.1 in (2619 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.2 cuFT (374 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2711.6 lbs (1230 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3791.9 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
30.2 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)
Highway
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Combined
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
150 g/km
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