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Segment: Medium

MG refreshed the ZT range in 2004 in a final attempt to make it a more desirable car on the market and upgraded the engines.

After three years on the market, MG tried to make the ZT more appealing to its customers. The sales were slow, and the customers were not that happy with that model. Rover initially developed the car under BMW ownership. After it separated from the German carmaker, the small British company struggled to survive, and it just didn't have enough money to make a significant change.

On the facelifted version, the carmaker introduced a new front fascia. Its formerly used double headlamps system was dropped and replaced by single units, clear-lens, headlights. The bumper had to be changed to match their new design, but there were just slight differences. At the back, the carmaker moved the badge from the right to the center-bottom area.

The interior lost the ambiance of a British saloon when the carmaker removed the wood-veneers from the dashboard, door panels, and center stack. It replaced them with black plastic panels, which looked cheap. In the instrument panel, the dials were back-lightened in an electro-luminescent blue glow. Its front bucket seats offered good bolstering on the sides since MG tuned the car for sportier drivers.

Under the hood, MG ZT offered a choice of four gasoline engines and one turbo-diesel. The latest addition was the 4.7-liter Ford V-8 engine, which sent the power to the rear wheels. All other engine versions were front-wheel-drive only. MG stiffened the suspension for the ZT by 70% when compared to its sibling, the Rover 75.

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MG ZT 2004 - 2005
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.8L 5MT (160 HP)
  • 2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)
  • 2.5L V6 5MT (190 HP)
  • 4.6L V8 5MT (260 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.0L CDTi 5MT (131 HP)

MG ZT 1.8L 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1796 cm3
Power
118 KW @ 5500 RPM
160 HP @ 5500 RPM
158 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
159 lb-ft @ 2100 RPM
215 Nm @ 2100 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.9 in (4747 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
55.8 in (1417 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3163 lbs (1435 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4277 lbs (1940 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Highway
38 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
194 g/km

MG ZT 2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)
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
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
134 mph (216 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.9 in (4747 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
55.8 in (1417 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3219 lbs (1460 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4475 lbs (2030 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.7 mpg US (16 L/100Km)
Highway
29.8 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
Combined
21.6 mpg US (10.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
259 g/km

MG ZT 2.5L V6 5MT (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L V6 5MT (190 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
2497 cm3
Power
140 KW @ 6500 RPM
190 HP @ 6500 RPM
188 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
245 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
141 mph (227 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.9 in (4747 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
55.8 in (1417 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3219 lbs (1460 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4475 lbs (2030 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)
Highway
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
Combined
24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
235 g/km

MG ZT 4.6L V8 5MT (260 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6L V8 5MT (260 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4601 cm3
Power
191 KW @ 5000 RPM
260 HP @ 5000 RPM
256 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
410 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155.3 mph (250 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.9 in (4747 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
55.8 in (1417 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3615 lbs (1640 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4960 lbs (2250 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
Highway
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
Combined
17.8 mpg US (13.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
314 g/km

MG ZT 2.0L CDTi 5MT (131 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L CDTi 5MT (131 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1951 cm3
Power
96 KW @ 4000 RPM
131 HP @ 4000 RPM
129 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1900 RPM
300 Nm @ 1900 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
17.2 gallons (65.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
120 mph (193 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
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/45 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.9 in (4747 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
55.8 in (1417 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase
108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.3 cuFT (433 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3329 lbs (1510 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4475 lbs (2030 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway
53.5 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
Combined
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
163 g/km
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