MG ZT220S : News & Reports : Motoring : Web Wombat

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220S: First Look

have been around for than 25 years

and know a or two about tuning a ‘charger

The car with an Aussie connection

MG Australia is set to expand its model in spectacular fashion with the of the the supercharged MG ZT220S.

The highly ZT will be available for release a choice of either a 5-speed transmission or a 5-speed adaptive and costs just $9,900 the standard sedan.

It is aimed at motoring enthusiasts and who are after more power usual, and who want to keep warranties intact, as some will void your

The combination of a relatively small V6 and a locally-sourced supercharger gives the British car a much-needed boost, so to

MG’s performance tests that the 220S, where the 220 for horsepower, will deliver an 20% increase in peak torque and over the standard 2.5-litre V6.

of the 220S will be brisk, no about that, with power of 165kW @ 6400rpm and torque of 288Nm @ 4100rpm from the all-alloy, quad V6.

The resulting powerband, or the distance in between peak torque and is some 2300rpm, and should the new MG with very strong punch.

The high efficiency, twin-screw type supercharger has developed locally through Superchargers based in Perth, Australia, and like the Ford’s new car, the XR6 Turbo Falcon. the low will help prolong the of the engine.

Every MG ZT that is for supercharging is delivered to Sprintex from MG Rover where a Conversion is installed.

This involves the replacement and inclusion of a of components, including a a fabricated manifold to replace the original control ECU, boost value, a secondary fuel mounting brackets and of course the screw supercharger.

Manual variants of the 165 kilowatt are also fitted with a rated clutch to ensure the power is delivered to the front without protest and, on all vehicles also undergo calibrations on a vehicle dyno.


The of the supercharger is then checked a full quality control

Each Owners manual include an addendum identifying the and maintenance requirements of the vehicle, specific engine oil and fuel

Michel De Vriendt, Managing of MG Rover Australia has this to say the new sports sedan, The standard ZT 180 is an car, with very power delivery combined magnificent handling characteristics.

its well-regarded chassis dynamics, we there was a tremendous opportunity to enhance the vehicle#146;s overall The Sprintex Supercharger development has allowed us to do this. Not only has and performance been improved, acceleration has been enhanced.

The manual will reach from a standing start in 7.1 seconds, on par with other sports sedans that at higher costs. The automatic be able to meet this milestone in approximately 8.3 seconds, De Vriendt.

For homologation and warranty reasons, tuning kits will be locally by qualified Sprintex prior to delivery to authorised MG dealerships. All ZT220S models be covered by a 3-year/100,000km warranty, and the kit will be made available a recommended retail price of

All certification requirements have now completed by MG, and it is anticipated the first deliveries will commence in July 2004. The new supercharged is an alluring vehicle, with equipment including large 18-inch alloy wheels, levelling xenon headlights, seats and automatic climate

With all the standard features of the ZT it will appeal to many who want good accelerative with the extra kick of induction, but who don’t want to luxury and comfort, or who don’t to own a high-maintenance prestige V8.

And because of its connection, the new supercharged MG is expected to favour with many and is one vehicle we’ll be watching very close interest.

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