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    MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by Windy on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:55 pm




    MG5 1.5T Automatic Test Drive



    In recent years, the fiery, we can learn from the new listing of various models get experience.  Whatever the model, with a supercharged engine always makes it feel more responsive to the trend of development.  In the joint venture enterprises have the main push supercharged engine , we own brand car prices have not been idle, and today I will test drive equipped with 1.5L turbocharged engine of MG5 .  This engine developed by the SAIC MG, for the first time in a production car equipped.

    ● Appearance

    Compared equipped with 1.5L naturally aspirated engine of MG5 , 1.5T models is not much difference in appearance.  However, in some small place features added elements , you can see it's own characteristics.

    Whether it is the whole front part of the line, or the local as headlamps, fog lamps, car MG5 looks are angry, very sharp, which is also in line with current popular style of car design.

    Content from the top we can see that this car facelift 1.5T engine plus 6AT transmission MG5 , in appearance last March listed naturally aspirated models basically not changed.  Just added a point of the front face of chrome bar, as well as a decorative red line, in the tail adds a Turbo logo.

    ● Interior and spatial presentation

         Appearance does not change much, it is conceivable as a newly listed more than a year of new models, the interior design layout should not be any changes.  Of course, this is indeed the fact that, in addition to conditioning the button layout is changed, the rest is kept intact.

    Touch screen feel fairly decent, though not as smooth devices like the iPad, but the operation will certainly not make people irritable heart, voice recognition is relatively good, with a little standard Mandarin, the basic operation is no problem.  If dialect, this system will be quite helpless, and we used the Sichuan dialect in the car and two dialects of Hunan dialect test, the final can not be correctly identified, if the future can identify dialects even more perfect.

    If you do not use the driving secretary, you can also choose to use car navigation system according to your chosen destination planning out multiple routes, avoiding urban road congestion or select the fastest route.

    Bought a new car two years ago, has 400MB of free traffic per month, then use the data flow needs pay the prevailing standard tariff charged by telecommunications operators.  Also manufacturers can provide about twice a year navigation map upgrade, but need to pay for the upgrade, each upgrade costs 180 yuan -300 yuan.  Another inkaNet 3.0 hardware compared to the previous models have done a lot of the old upgrade, run the memory up to 1GB, internal storage space of 8GB, currently inkaNet 3.0 installed inside China's major cities map about 4GB, according to the staff, according to Chinese city of pace, another 7-8 years of internal storage space used to hold the map no problem.

    Interior space, here MG5 and currently there is no difference in the sale of vehicles, the internal storage space is relatively abundant, even under the front seats also designed a storage box.  Ride and trunk space can only say that law-abiding, the average family just enough.

    ● Power Introduction

     MG5 equipped with the 1.5L turbocharged engine , maximum power of 129 hp and maximum torque of 210N.m, maximum torque from 2000rpm to continue until the outbreak began 4400rpm, with Changan just listed ZISUN XT maximum torque output is roughly the same range ( Chang ZISUN XT 1.5T car is :1950-4500rpm).  However, its maximum horsepower and maximum torque of data, compared to Chang'an ZISUN XT using 1.5T engine (maximum power of 170 hp and maximum torque of 230N · m) and BYD speed sharp the 1.5T engine (maximum power of 154 hp and maximum torque of 240N · m) necessary to worse it.

    As a 1.5L turbocharged engine , maximum power of 129 horsepower, and still feel a little bit smaller, the official publication of the 0-100km / h acceleration time of 10.2 seconds, while for the average family enough to use, but BYD speed Rui 1.5T models 9.51 seconds ( car home measured results ) or slower than 0.69 seconds.

    ● test drive experience


        The organizers will we arrange the Chengdu International Circuit, test drive the car 1.5T MG5 , because this engine is the first time we met, so I'm looking forward to it.

    This turbocharged engine speed reaches 2000rpm required before the outbreak of the maximum torque , so I do not mean to start the throttle when accelerating in the early stage, is indeed able to provide good acceleration feel, while sitting in the car, if the engine speed is less than 3000rpm when, in fact, delivered to the interior noise is not too large.

    Reaching the Chengdu International Circuit, we also drove the car in Chengdu city open for about 40 minutes, the way a lot of traffic lights, stop and go, in the town, the engine and gearbox with also more understanding, although This sets the engine speed only when needed to reach 2000rpm largest outbreak of torque , but in the city , the dynamic response is quite timely as 2000rpm is very easy to achieve.

    1.5T has been rumored before the MG5 will be equipped with six-speed dual-clutch gearbox , but the last dual-clutch gearbox is not equipped with the geezer MG5 , the matching is a 6AT gearbox, this transmission shift cleanly , more smooth.

    Car MG5 brakes when driving in the beginning really need to take a little time to adapt, front clearance is relatively large, somewhat soft, you need to step a little bit deeper job, somewhat similar to Volkswagen car brake foot feeling kind of limp.

    ● Summary

    MG5 since last March after the listing, so far there are one and a half's time.  During this period, we can say the market performance is very general, the average monthly sales of only 700 or so.  In addition to poor sales on product positioning and price, the technology is relatively old powertrain will be some impact on them.  The upgraded powertrain, 1.5L turbocharged engine with 6AT transmission, so MG5 not only a glamorous fashion coat, will also have an active heart.

    Nowadays compact sedan intense competition in the market, we must have the feeling, joint venture brand price has been dropping a lot of cars to 10 million less than its own brand to BYD models, led by the main cost is everywhere.  The new 1.5T of MG5 , if it is at this level of the market to accomplish something, the most important is the price, as long as affordable, I believe that consumers will buy it.  Currently in naturally aspirated 1.5L with automatic models manufacturers guide price 107,700 yuan, 10,000 yuan on the market discount, so the price is a bit expensive.  If the market price of newly listed 1.5T models in the 10-11 million range, it is more reasonable.  Finally, this 1.5T MG5 will be in Guangzhou Auto Show listed, we can focus our upcoming Guangzhou auto show coverage.
    Source: http://www.autohome.com.cn/drive/201311/654200.html




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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by hainsie on Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:11 am

    Wow, you can carry an awful lot of water in that car!
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by Windy on Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:21 am

    hainsie wrote:Wow, you can carry an awful lot of water in that car!
    Yes, but the pictures are there to show that the 4th standard size bottle in the rear seat passenger door pocket does not fit properly!

    The rest do fit properly though, which shows that MG have been listening to the reviews and have built a car that the whole family will be happy with Smile
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by patpending on Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:18 am

    Touch screen feel fairly decent, though not as smooth devices like the iPad, but the operation will certainly not make people irritable heart, voice recognition is relatively good, with a little standard Mandarin, the basic operation is no problem.  If dialect, this system will be quite helpless, and we used the Sichuan dialect in the car and two dialects of Hunan dialect test, the final can not be correctly identified, if the future can identify dialects even more perfect.
    does this mean we shall be stuffed for voice recognition unless we talk like Redditch's very own Kevin Turvey? Wink


    As a 1.5L turbocharged engine , maximum power of 129 horsepower, and still feel a little bit smaller, the official publication of the 0-100km / h acceleration time of 10.2 seconds

    That's still only the speed of the UK MG3. An MG5 with a less-powerful engine would not be an obvious sell in the UK but it's not that turbo-y! The non-turbo 2-litre Rover 220 SLi with 136hp did 0-60 in 8.9s...
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by Windy on Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:38 pm

    patpending wrote:That's still only the speed of the UK MG3. An MG5 with a less-powerful engine would not be an obvious sell in the UK but it's not that turbo-y! The non-turbo 2-litre Rover 220 SLi with 136hp did 0-60 in 8.9s...
    The MG3 does 0-100Kph in 10.9 (0-60mph in 10.4) so the MG5T is actually a little faster, but I suspect the auto transmission is loosing a bit of time as it does for the Roewe 550 compared to the MG6 (several seconds).

    The manual transmission should be faster (are we getting a 6 speed?) and the dual clutch may be even faster, it is down on power compared to the MG6 1.8T by only 30bhp but is lighter so I'd guess a manual UK version would be under 9 seconds...

    I think Sichuan dialect and Hunan dialects are about as similar as Glasgow and Auckland! - they can't understand each other.
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by littlechicken on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:09 am

    I would buy one of these if they were on sale in the UK. Very Happy 

    The interior looks great, plenty of storage, the front end styling looks superb.

    Ideal replacement for our Pug 308, performance even from the auto is better , and even in it's current Chinese form will handle better Very Happy 
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by Windy on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:16 pm

    A slightly different view from someone who took it out of auto mode What a Face :


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    Chinese Commercial News reporters Li Zhengchong and Qing Shangbao hearing last week in Chengdu, professional international standard two tracks, total length 3.331 km, a total of 14 corners, here is the SAIC MG5 1.5T 6AT, 2014 MG6 models venue upcoming challenges .

    In order to get a better feel MG5 1.5T 6AT car-like power and handling, and my coach suggested that I put the car gears shift paddles for manual mode. Foot throttle down, accompanied by a sharp grip tire sound, MG5 roaring out, a strong sense of pushing back at me firmly in the back, 1.5T turbocharged and intercooled engine really strong, going up to 2.0 normally aspirated Gas engine power level.

    MG5 1.5T 6AT's Paddle Shift paddles, F1 Formula One racing heritage of the manipulation of the essence, placed in the rear of the steering wheel design more reasonable. Deep pedal, the meter pointer will rise, almost equal to the "red restricted area." Automatic relatively general terms, the use of technology Paddle Shift after shift paddles, MG5 of this 6-speed AT transmission shift shorter clearance, handling more convenient, and more fun driving experience.

    2014 MG6 also highlights a number of models, and dynamic aspects of the upgrade is equipped with a TST 6-speed dual-clutch transmission oil cooler and upgraded version of the 1.8T Kavachi aluminum turbocharged engine. Early on the track, 2014 MG6 models of TST dual-clutch transmission will be outstanding, the body does not shake as the speed increased, the shift is very small intervals of a few is not visible, while in the high-speed operation, even if a sudden deep pedal , transmission feedback is very rapid and neat, but not excessively bureaucratic. Upgrade 1.8T Kavachi aluminum turbocharged engine, while 2000 rpm turbo intervention gushing powered outbreak obvious sense of pushing back all the way accompanied. The engine power up to 118kW, peak torque of 215N · m, low speed high torque power output, which makes the 1.8T engine has better acceleration and a good economy.

    Experienced "passion", and then transferred back to automatic mode, return to calm driving experience. MG5 1.5T 6AT automatic transmission shift also offer a rapid response, can fully meet the daily driving kick-down or downshift acceleration needs.

    In addition, the 2014 models MG6 also made a new chassis tuning, so that the body movement more robust, more precise steering response, to match the transmission smooth rhythm. The MG5 1.5T 6AT with 2014 models MG6 "double T" power upgrade, Gold Power joined forces, inherit the MG brand innate movement of genes, so excellent power and handling performance, I believe will be able to meet the trendsetters Driving pleasure on their needs, MG5 1.5T 6AT with 2014 models to enhance the MG MG6 will also become the brand influence and reputation of the "star vehicle."
    Source: http://www.kaixian.tv/R3/n1697354c9.shtml
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    Re: MG5 Turbo Test Drive

    Post by Windy on Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:21 pm





    I wonder which accelerates faster at lower revs, the MG6 with 215Nm or the lighter MG5 with  210Nm...

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