MG, a former giant British auto industry, and now in the hands of the Chinese Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), is ready for a return to the domestic market by the end of the year. After the launch of the MG6, which should compete with popular compact hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Opel Astra, at this year’s Motor Show in Shanghai MG introduced to the audience 2014 MG 3, premium super mini in order to thwart the celebrated cars in the class as as the Fiat 500 and Citroen DS 3. British journalists Auto Car magazine headed to distant China to test one of the 2014 MG 3 to the biggest market in the world, and is expected to be a model for the British market will be almost identical. MG promises to be his representative have a long list of options for modification, something that is celebrated mentioned 500 and DS 3.
2014 MG 3 engine
The 2014 MG 3 powered 1.5L I4 engine that develops 107 hp and 135 Nm of torque (Chinese customers have the option and the 1.3L engine with 91 hp) while the power is transferred to the front wheels through a choice of manual or automatic transmission with five speeds. It is enough to pull the 1,165-pound super mini to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds and a top speed of 181 km / h. While the number of performances are not bad, economy and ecology are still significantly larger problem. The 2014 MG 3 on average consumes 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers, and from the car with a small 1.5L engine certainly expect more efficiency. In addition, the 2014 MG 3 emits on average of 140 g / km, which is disappointingly number of premium super mini. On the positive side, 2014 MG 3 to track behaves quite well. Comfort and seating position are satisfactory, and noise to a minimum and starts to be a problem to just over 5,000 RPM.
If the Chinese still want to be worthy competitors will have them work on the technology of turbo engines and diesel. Stability is high at all speeds and comfort solid.
2014 MG 3 price
With a starting price of 10,000 euros (about $ 13,000) is, 2014 MG 3 is about 3,000 euros (about $ 3.900) cheaper than the Fiat 500, the Citroen DS3, which should be a key selling feature, but it’s also so much and worse. If the 2014 MG 3 show success will not be surprised that the Chinese open pocket and extend the line with more modern products.
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