Mg Motor Uk Mg Motor Uk Mg5 Electric Estate 115kW Exclusive EV 61kWh 5dr Auto

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  • P11D £31,440.00
  • 250 MPG
  • Electric
  • 0 - 62mph 7.70 seconds
  • 0 g/km
  • AUTOMATIC
Solid - Arctic white Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Westminster silver £454.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Piccadilly blue £454.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Black pearl £454.17 (ex. VAT)
Tri coat - Dynamic Red £579.17 (ex. VAT)
Leather Style - Black Standard (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £454.17 (ex. VAT)
Tri coat paint £579.17 (ex. VAT)
MG Pilot - MG5
16" alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
6 way electric adjustable drivers seat
Leather style perforated upholstery
Reach/Tilt adjustable steering
Auto air conditioning with odour filter
4 way adjustable passenger seat
ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
12V power sockets
3 spoke steering wheel
Front seat back map pockets
Front headrests
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated front seats
2nd row 60/40 split/fold
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Auto headlights
LED daytime running lights
Front and rear electric windows with front and rear one-touch up/down
Bi-function projection headlight
Front and rear aero wiper
Rain sensing wipers
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door handles
Front fog lights
Follow me home headlights
Body colour electric heated/adjustable/folding mirrors
Silver roof rails
Body coloured bumpers
LED centre brake light
4 USB ports
Radio/MP3 player
Aux input
iPod compatibility
DAB audio
6 speaker audio system with 3D sound
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Bluetooth connectivity
Apple CarPlay
7" Colour driver information system
8" colour touch screen
iGo Navigation system
Android Auto
Rear parking sensors
3 Driving modes
Rotary gear selector
USB mobile phone charging function
Trip computer
Power assisted steering
Rear parking camera
Adaptive cruise control
Hill launch assist
Electric parking brake with auto hold function
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
2 x adjustable rear head rests
Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
EBA
3 regenerative braking system
Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Front side airbags
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dual front airbags
Electronic Stability Programme
Speed sensing door locks
Alarm system and engine immobiliser
Keyless entry and push button start system
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2059
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 442
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 250.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 156.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.45
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 7.70
Engine BHP 156.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1565
Engine Torque 260.00
Top Speed 115
Front Tyres 205/60 R16
Rear Tyres 205/60 R16
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1521
Length 4544
Wheel Base 2665
Width 1818
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2007
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1565
Towing Weight Unbraked
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

MG continues to specialise in providing budget brand buyers access to full electrification at super-affordable prices. Here's the company's second zero emissions model, the MG5 EV, a compact estate that offers up to 250 miles of driving range and a spacious cabin seemingly little compromised by this model's advanced battery tech. All for a reasonably conventional price. Exciting? Possibly not. Clever? Definitely.

Background

Another fresh MG model - and it's not an SUV. The MG5 EV is electrified though - which is up to the minute, even if the genre of this car, a compact estate, is quite traditional. Basically, what's on offer here is an alternative to these compact SUV electric models that are now springing up, but at a much lower price and with more interior space. This MG5 is basically a European-ised version of a model from MG's Chinese parent group SAIC, the Roewe Ei5. Over 63,000 examples of that car have been sold to Chinese folk since it was launched in back in March 2018. So MG hopes the auspices are good for the chances of this car establishing a little niche for itself in our market.

Driving Experience

It's a sign of the times that you can't have any sort of combustion engine in an MG5, not even a plug-in hybrid one. And it's a reflection of the needs of the European market that the single EV model we do get is quite a lot more powerful than the version offered to the Chinese. Output has been raised by 42PS to 156PS reflecting the fact that family folk here have been conditioned to expect their EVs to be quite quick; so this one gets to 62mph in just over 8 seconds, on the way to a rather un-EV-like top speed of 115mph. Those family folk will be expecting a reasonably long driving range too, hence the installation of a gutsy 52.7kWh lithium-ion battery that's WLTP-rated at 214 miles. There's also a Long Range version that can improve that to 250 miles. Either way, as usual in a full EV, the battery is mounted centrally under the floor in a manner that gives a low centre of gravity. This, to some extent, offsetting the inevitable downsides of the EV powertrain's extra weight. MG claims very similar handling characteristics to the conventionally-fuelled Chinese market model.

Design and Build

MG already sells the market's most affordable family-sized EV contender, the ZS EV. But while that model won't be quite big enough for some families, this contender might well be. It's 4.54m long, which, to give you some perspective, is about 100mm shorter than a Ford Focus Estate, though this MG's 2.6m wheelbase is only 43mm shorter than that Ford's. This MG5 is 1.82m wide and 1.54m tall too. The exterior styling is restrained and conservative, though not particular suggestive of a budget brand. You'll want to know about boot space, which is rated at 578-litres with the rear seats in place. That's about 200-litres more room than you'd get from an EV hatch like the Volkswagen ID.3. Fold the rear bench flat in this MG5 and you can extend your storage space to 1456-litres. Up-front, the fit and finish is close to volume brand standards, without feeling especially plush. The top 'Exclusive'-spec variant that most will want enhances things with niceties like leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. On the rear seat, there's ample headroom and legroom, even for taller occupants.

Market and Model

There are two trim levels, base 'Excite' and 'Exclusive', with respective asking prices starting at around £25,000 for the 'Excite' variant - that's after the government's £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant has been deducted. The alternative 'Long Range' version is priced from around £26,500 in 'Excite' form - allow another £2,500 for top 'Exclusive' trim. 'Excite' trim gets you 16-inch 'Meteor' alloy wheels, remote entry with push-button start, air conditioning, four electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors, smartphone compatibility, an eight-inch colour touchscreen and seven-inch driver information display, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, a rotary gear selector, speed-sensing locking, three driving modes, rear parking sensors and follow-me-home headlights, as well as a 7-year warranty. The top 'Exclusive' version adds leather-style upholstery with heated front seats featuring six-way electric adjustment for the driver. Plus at this level there's one-shot electric rear windows, silver roof rails, electrically adjustable folding heated mirrors, smart keyless entry with push-button start, an automatically dimming rear view mirror, rain-sensing wipers and satellite navigation. Safety features fitted across the range include mostly passive systems - there's not much in terms of camera-driven tech. You do though get front, side and curtain airbags, electronic brake assist, ABS with EBD, twin ISOFIX points in the rear, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Hill Start Assist and seatbelt warnings for front and rear passengers.

Cost of Ownership

Earlier we mentioned this car's 214 mile WLTP-rated driving range (51 miles more than a ZS EV) - which rises to 276 miles on the WLTP city cycle. The Long Range version can travel for up to 250 miles - and has the advantage that it can charge at up to 100kW. Charging any MG5 EV is straightforward thanks to its combined CCS and Type 2 port, mounted within the front grille for easy access from either side of the car. The CCS plug is an enhanced version of the Type 2 plug, with two additional power contacts for the purposes of quick charging and supports AC and DC charging power. Featuring rapid charging capability, the car can charge from 0-80% in 50 minutes from a 50kW charging station (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in around eight and a half hours. That's two and a half hours longer than is needed by a ZS EV but overnight charging should still be easy. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug. The 52.2kWh battery pack is managed by MG's Intelligent Battery Temperature Control system and insulated from external temperature variations so that it can deliver the optimum power and range whatever the weather. As with all MG models, you also get one of the longest fully transferable warranties in its class, a 7 year/80,000-mile package being standard across all variants. Rivals such as SsangYong, Hyundai and Toyota only provide 5 years. Users will benefit from 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2020-21 tax year, or 1% in 2021-22. Insurance is group 32D.

Summary

As MG's sales grow, its model range widens. The brand's last family-sized model that wasn't a crossover was the MG6, a car that struggled to find any sort of sales traction at all in the UK market. This MG5 has much more to recommend it for sensible family folk wanting to take the plunge into full-EV motoring. For the price of a planet polluting mid-range Focus or Astra estate, you could have one of these, a car just as practical with zero tailpipe emissions and a model that you could run without ever having to visit a filling station again. Makes you think doesn't it?