Once upon a time, cars of the British brand MG were very popular in Russia, despite the fact that they were niche. In 2005, the company came under the control of the Chinese Nanjing Automobile Group, after which an analogue of the Rover 75, the MG 7, was created. The production of this model lasted until 2013, and after 9 years it had an heir, the second-generation MG 7 liftback. This is the flagship of the company, as well as the first representative of the MG brand with black logos. According to the publication “Autoreview”, such “tags” will have cars with internal combustion engines.
The new MG 7 is built on a front-wheel drive platform with a transverse engine. It is similar in size to the Skoda Superb, but has completely different proportions and body design. The MG 7 has frameless doors, large exhaust pipes and a spring suspension with adaptive dampers. The tailgate has an integrated spoiler that extends at speeds over 100 km/h. Recessed door handles and a panoramic sliding roof are available as options.
Inside, there is a dashboard (10.25-inch display) and a media system (12.3-inch touchscreen) under one glass, as well as an augmented reality head-up display and a 14-speaker Bose audio system. The engine is started by a button located on the central tunnel, there is a button on the steering wheel to activate the Sport mode.
Instead of a V6 for the new MG 7, the Chinese developed a 2.0 liter turbo four. with direct fuel injection and turbocharger with variable guide vane geometry. Power is 261 hp. Also here, for the first time in the series, a nine-speed automatic transmission is used. Acceleration to “hundreds” is 6.5 s, top speed – 230 km / h, and average fuel consumption – 6.94 l / 100 km. In China, the car will go on sale this fall.
Source: Trash Box