MG ZS petrol 1.5 aspirated and 1.0 turbo. Are you the anti-Dacia Duster? THE ROAD TEST

We previewed the new thermal version of the revamped MG ZS SUV.

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).     Petrol power In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .    At the wheel of MG ZS The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .    In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .    The range of fittings A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .    The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.    List and prices The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .    There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).

Petrol power

In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. 

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).     Petrol power In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .    At the wheel of MG ZS The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .    In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .    The range of fittings A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .    The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.    List and prices The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .    There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .

At the wheel of MG ZS

The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).     Petrol power In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .    At the wheel of MG ZS The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .    In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .    The range of fittings A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .    The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.    List and prices The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .    There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .

The range of fittings

A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).     Petrol power In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .    At the wheel of MG ZS The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .    In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .    The range of fittings A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .    The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.    List and prices The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .    There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.

List and prices

The great return to western markets of the famous British brand MG Motor (now owned by the Chinese group SAIC ) took place in 2020 with the electric SUV MG ZS EV . Today, almost surprisingly, we had the opportunity to get to know and touch the petrol version of the MG ZS . Thus, the heat engine represents an additional option for MG customers, which focuses strongly on the competitive quality / price ratio, challenging the market leader : the Dacia Duster only 3 cm longer (compared to the 4.31 meters of the MG ZS ).     Petrol power In fact, the MG ZS can be equipped with the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter VTI-TECH petrol engine with a power of 106 HP at 6,000 rpm. And maximum torque of 141 NM at 4,500 rpm. The SUV body , however, hides the only front-wheel drive available while the only option for the transmission is that of the 5-speed manual gearbox . With this engine, the MG ZS accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 10.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 175 km / h . All with a fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle of 6.6 l / 100 kmcombined with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km. The second option sees the more "performing" 1.0 TGDI or the 3-cylinder turbo with 1 liter of displacement that delivers the power of 111 HP at 5,200 rpm. And maximum torque of 160 Nm between 1,800 and 4,700 rpm. The drive remains front but there is a choice between two transmissions : a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox . The maximum speed is 180 km / h while the acceleration from 0-100 km / h is reached in 11.2 seconds with the manual and 12.4 seconds with the automatic.. The average fuel consumption approved by the WLTP cycle also differs: 6.6 l / 100 km for the manual with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km and 7.2 l / 100 km for the automatic with CO2 emissions of 163 g / km. .    At the wheel of MG ZS The first contact with the petrol variants of MG ZS does not warm hearts in terms of performance but the “non-electric” option turns out to be very clever and attractive for those who are not yet ready to take the plunge on batteries. The reason is obvious: the compact SUV body is the most requested and its design , not at all angular with soft lines, with good proportions and very attractive double large front grille .    In addition, the high seat of MG ZS gives it an excellent degree of visibility and a good level of interior soundproofing . I found the 1.5 naturally aspirated quieter but less bright than the turbo unit. In both cases you have to use the gearbox a lot in downshifting to stress the torque of the engine, especially uphill, but without sporting pretensions, the good filtering and fairly precise steering make everyone agree. Also because the SUV conformation is not suitable for nervous driving with sudden changes of direction at high speed. The penalty? An inevitable roll and understeer .    The range of fittings A family car , comfortable for 5 adults, which also entices thanks to the modern and complete instrumentation . In the Comfort version, the driver seats are adjustable to 6 positions and upholstered in “houndstooth” fabric while the infotainmant system compatible with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto rests on a 10.1-inch digital screen .    The equipment is completed by Bluetooth connectivity, entry into the passenger compartment and keyless starting (reserved for the 1.0 turbo), rear parking sensors and the audio system with 4 speakers. Raising the bar you get to the top of the range: the Luxury set-up which also includes the native navigation system , the 360 ​​° parking camera, the digital instrument panel, audio system with 6 speakers and 3D sound, the panoramic roof ( reserved for the 1.0 turbo), heated front seats and electric driver's seat adjustable to 6 positions as well as upholstery in eco-leather with contrasting stitching.    List and prices The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .    There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

The official MG price list sees the MG ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH being offered at € 15,990 in the Comfort version and € 17,990 in the Luxury version . The MG ZS 1.0 T-GDI version , on the other hand, is offered at € 20,490 in Comfort version with automatic transmission , € 19,990 in Luxury version with manual transmission and € 20,990 in Luxury version with automatic transmission . To all this must be removed a good 2,000 euro discount MG .

There are six colors available (Arctic White, Black Pearl, Battersea Blue, Monument Silver, Hoxton Orange, Dynamic Red) with a surcharge of 650 euros while the orange color is free. So the MG ZS is already on sale starting November 2021 with an introductory price of 13,950 euros for the ZS 1.5 VTI-TECH.

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