British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

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    British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by patpending on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:37 pm

    http://www.autoevolution.com/news/new-mg3-3-door-hatchback-52422.html

    There is also a photoshop of a 3-door car by Theophilus Chin:


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    Post by snifferdog1 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:29 am

    Wow, it looks so much better in 3 door guise!! I doubt it will ever come to fruition though. Sad
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    Re: British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by patpending on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:45 am

    TBH I've been wondering all today where this engine of lower capacity than, but the same power as, the 1.8 TCi-Tech would come from. It's not in production now. If it were, there would be no reason to stick with the 1.8. It must be wishful thinking on somebody's part, certainly for next summer... (?)
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    Re: British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by Windy on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:39 am

    patpending wrote:TBH I've been wondering all today where this engine of lower capacity than, but the same power as, the 1.8 TCi-Tech would come from. It's not in production now. If it were, there would be no reason to stick with the 1.8. It must be wishful thinking on somebody's part, certainly for next summer... (?)
    I think the whole story is including the image. Although they did suposedly have the prototype producing that sort of power at one point.

    I think they have the lines on that image wrong, think it needs to curve up at the rear.

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    Re: British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by Mirtininkas on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:42 am

    I think it's just a mistake from 135bhp...
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    Post by patpending on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:32 am

    Mirtininkas wrote:I think it's just a mistake from 135bhp...
    given the rest of the article is a 3-door hatch which is most uncertain, which people will want to imagine as fairly high-powered, I don't think any real news can have been uppermost in their mind...

    ...nice to see interest in MG, though...

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    Re: British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by Roverman on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:46 am

    Looks pants, my version looks better




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    Re: British MG3 "to have a 165bhp 1.5l engine" (Autoevolution)

    Post by snifferdog1 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:54 pm

    Your version looks loads better!

    Stick a rear spoiler on that and it would be awesome!

    MG are you looking?!!

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