MG ZT (2001 – 2005) Car Reviews –

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(2001 – 2005)

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that in the motoring industry greeted the MG ZT with huge scepticism. a Rover 75 that ‘wheeled Original’ into something would do credit to the MG badge? Do us a

Knives were sharpened in hatchet jobs were describing how MG Rover were the last vestiges of credibility the MG marque. Journalists drove the Big helpings of humble pie were eaten. The MG ZT is a class act, a car feels as if it should retail £5,000 dearer.

There’s a bulletproof aura to it model you choose. With examples now starting to appear in numbers it’s possible to buy this hefty hunk of at bargain prices. Here’s



Models Covered: saloon ZT, Five-door estate (1.8, 2.5 V6, 2.0 diesel [120, 180 Sports Auto, 190, CDTi, CDTi135])


the MG ZT was hatched from the tweedy 75 is improbable in itself. That it out to be a car that looked the part alloy wheels and spoilers is less likely but strange breed strange cars. BMW pulled the plug on Rover, the in charge had to revitalise the marque and in much needed cashflow and it turns out they made wise choices.

Employing Peter Stevens to the ZT’s aggressive spoilers was one move as was sparking public with plans for outrageous wheel drive powerhouses. The kicked off in June 2001 one engine in two distinct states of 160 and 190bhp. This 2.5-litre V6 was a base to proceed from, a buttery smooth power that MG could graft proper sporting induction and sounds onto.

The ZT-T Tourer model and CDTi diesel version shortly afterwards. A ZT180 Auto version appeared in 2002 with a more CDTi 135 version appearing the autumn. At the same time, MG axed the ZT160 in favour of a 1.8-litre model, also 160bhp but boasting better and performance figures. Summer saw the launch of the fleet-friendly ZT120 model.

The first of the rear-wheel-drive V8 ZTs arrived at the end of 2003 sporting a 4.6-litre Mustang engine. In early a facelift radically, and somewhat changed the look of the car. A new derived from the SV coupe and headlights were the most features.

By 2005, it was all over for the ZT and MG Rover as a car producer.

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