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MG ZT-T 2001-2004 Photos, engines & full specs

Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Medium
Production years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

MG ZT-T 2001-2004 10 Photos
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After BMW sold the MG-Rover to Phoenix Consortium, the British carmaker tried to flex its muscles and showed what it could do without the mandatory restrictions from a giant carmaker.

In 2001, MG introduced the ZT model and its station wagon sibling, the ZT-T. Both vehicles relied on the same platform built by Rover for the 75 series. But MG was known for its motorsport heritage and aimed to become Rover's performance division. In 2003, the ZT-T became the fastest production station wagon globally, after it reached 225.6 mph (363 kph) at the Bonneville Speed Week on the Salt Flats in Utah – U.S.A.

The ZT-T exterior featured the same dual-headlamps design system from the Rover 75, but with a wider, lower, plastic bumper which sported a broad grille on the apron. Its mesh-grille design resembled the look of older race cars. From its sides, the ZT-T sported new alloy wheels and featured a roofline extended above the trunk area, with a roof spoiler on the upper part of the tailgate. At the back, the carmaker installed a side twin exhaust with a heat shield between the pipes and the plastic bumper.

Inside, the sport bucket seats looked sportier than those offered by Rover for the 75. Its instrument panel featured four elliptic analog dials with white background and red needles, while a small LCD revealed data from the onboard computer. In the back, the carmaker installed a three-seat bench with a split-folding seatback which increased the trunk space from 400 liters (14.1 cu-ft) up to 1,222 liters 43.1 cu-ft).

Under the hood, MG installed a choice of three engines ranging between a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that provided 131 hp and a 2.5-liter V-6 that offered 190 hp with the five-speed manual gearbox and 180 hp with a five-speed automatic.

MG ZT-T 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  3 gasoline engines
  • 1.8L 5MT (160 HP)
  • 2.5L V6 (190 HP)
  • 2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 2.0L CDTi 5MT (131 HP)

MG ZT-T
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:130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):9.4 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:188.7 in (4793 mm)
Width:70 in (1778 mm)
Height:57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track:59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase:108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3307 lbs (1500 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4431 lbs (2010 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Highway:37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Combined:29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:194 g/km

MG ZT-T
2.5L V6 (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.5L V6 (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:137 mph (220 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:188.7 in (4793 mm)
Width:70 in (1778 mm)
Height:57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track:59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase:108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3362 lbs (1525 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4607 lbs (2090 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-T
2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 2.5L V6 5AT (180 HP)
Cylinders:V6
Displacement:2497 cm3
Power:132.4 KW @ 6500 RPM
180 HP @ 6500 RPM
178 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:128 mph (206 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):10.2 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:188.7 in (4793 mm)
Width:70 in (1778 mm)
Height:57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track:59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase:108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3362 lbs (1525 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4607 lbs (2090 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:14.5 mpg US (16.2 L/100Km)
Highway:29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined:21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:264 g/km

MG ZT-T
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:119 mph (192 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):11.3 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:188.7 in (4793 mm)
Width:70 in (1778 mm)
Height:57.9 in (1471 mm)
Front/rear Track:59.1/59.1 in (1,501/1,501 mm)
Wheelbase:108.1 in (2746 mm)
Ground Clearance:5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume:14.1 cuFT (399 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight:3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:4607 lbs (2090 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City:29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Highway:53.4 mpg US (4.4 L/100Km)
Combined:40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:163 g/km
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