127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

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    127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by patpending on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:19 am

    SOURCE: CCT

    http://www.chinacartimes.com/2013/03/mg5-turbo-produces-95kw-will-be-priced-from-125000rmb/

    The 1.5T engine was developed in partnership between SAIC and GM as part of a 2010 deal which saw the two work together to develop 1.0L to 1.5L engines which would included direct injection and turbo engines.




    The standard 1.5 engine develops 107hp....


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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Windy on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:18 pm

    Not much of an increase from adding a turbo!
    ... If any of the information is correct...
    ... OK, it will be a 1.5T...
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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by mg-zs on Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:53 am

    Does Fiat not have a 1.4 T with 180 bhp Idea

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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Roverman on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:03 am

    I reckon the engine with turbo could easily see 160 BHP, is it being stunted as to not step on the toes of the TCI-Tech?

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:57 pm

    Roverman wrote:I reckon the engine with turbo could easily see 160 BHP, is it being stunted as to not step on the toes of the TCI-Tech?

    Probably.

    I also read somewhere that its equal to the VW 1.4TFSI engine output.
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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Windy on Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:40 am

    snifferdog1 wrote:I also read somewhere that its equal to the VW 1.4TFSI engine output.
    But presumably better to drive as it will have more torque and less turbo lag.

    Although I'm still waiting to see what the real figures are when it is launched in a couple of weeks time.

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    Post by Morris Motors on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:05 am

    Not coming to the UK though is it?

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:53 pm

    What? The car or the engine?

    They are both presumed to be heading for the UK unless there have been developments that Ive not heard about.
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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:07 pm

    I hope they stick the engine in the MG3 from launch, most will buy the non-turbo but the press reviews will be much better with it!

    Not seen any info though.

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    Post by Morris Motors on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:13 pm

    I'd heard the 5 wasn't heading this way.

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:58 am

    The official word is, still, that it is. In fact, there was a road test of the Chinese spec version in Autocar magazine a month or two ago.

    Although, I have seen a few internet rumours that it isnt.

    Only time will tell I guess.

    The only reason I could see them cancelling a UK launch of the 5 is due to the amount of time that it has taken to get the 3 ready and that it would be too old by then.


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    Post by Morris Motors on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:05 am

    It might be a timescale thing. The 3 has been out for over a year already and is already having a harsh spotlight thrown on it - the 5 will be another 12 months down the line at least. Maybe if the 3 does really well, but, looking at the 6, I wonder...

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    Post by snifferdog1 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:36 am

    A bit off topic I know, but I think Ive just given you some rep or something - and then taken it away - was just mucking about with the forum. Haha. Rolling Eyes
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    Post by Windy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am

    snifferdog1 wrote:A bit off topic I know, but I think Ive just given you some rep or something - and then taken it away - was just mucking about with the forum. Haha. Rolling Eyes
    That's better - I've cancelled you out Smile (Except that negative rep carries zero points here so it is probably an overall double gain now!)

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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by MG_A on Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:01 am

    A shame the UK launch has been cancelled. They really need a car that size in their range.

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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Morris Motors on Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:50 am

    Well, nothing official yet. I do recall a product roadmap last year sometime where the 5 was due after the 3, but now they seem to be 'evaluating' it and refer to it as 'interesting'.

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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by MG_A on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:37 am

    I suppose, as much as they need something in that segment, it's the first sensible move they've made (in the UK anyway). It looked a bit past it last year.

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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Roverman on Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:19 pm

    I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with the styling of the 5, I think it's far better looking than the Focus.



    I think the only thing that would stop it being successful in the UK is the lack of engine choice.
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    Re: 127bhp MG5 Turbo to be launched soon

    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:49 am

    Roverman wrote:I think the only thing that would stop it being successful in the UK is the lack of engine choice.
    I suspect an eco friendly engine is needed more than a 2L Turbo for the MG5 as it is essentially a smallish family car. The best selling ZS was the 1.8 but then there wasn't a lot of choice, when the 1.6 arrived it did sell quite well and even the 1.4 sold reasonably well in Ireland.

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