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What is the MGF?

The MGF was unveiled at years Geneva Motor and is the first all-new MG since the MGB way in 1962. Unlike the recent MG which was little more a facelifted MGB, the MGF is a thoroughly sportster bristling with the in auto technology.

The MGF is a small sports car which was styled by in-house design team, and a mid-engined rear-drive layout. It is a British design, Honda no real part in it, and BMW arrived too to have any major influence it.

The MGF is similar in size to what be its main rival, the Mazda and it has a very appealing and attractive Rover have described it as a camera car – nobody is where the engine is, this is the bonnet appears long and compared to other mid-engined yet remains too short for a front-engined

The mid-engined layout is a first for in a production car, and the unique VVC Valve Control) engine is a for anyone. It also has the now finely Hydragas suspension and new speed-sensitive power steering.

Not surprisingly that the last real MG was 30 ago, the MGF has very few styling with its predecessors beyond the grille, which is very of the MGB. The car seems the have an ability to look thoroughly whilst still having a classical MG look.

It is fairly and though the front arches cut into the body at the front, do little to avoid the MGF looking flat-sided. The MGF looks very with the roof down, and so when the neat and easy hood is up.

There is also a top which can be easily fitted the need to remove the existing roof, which is available for a little under one thousand

For such a small car the interior is very generous, there is a amount of leg room and plenty of even when the roof is up. interior features are typically which generally fit in well the overall look of the interior of the

The mid-engined layout leads to a rear end to the car, and the rapidly bonnet line behind the high dashboard could to visibility problems for the shorter MGF But to compensate for this the almost driving position is quite in the car, giving the feeling you are sitting on the car rather than in it.

has done well to cram so equipment into a car so small. And it is that the boot is big enough to two sets of golf clubs in comfort (7.4cu ft). there is space under the most of this is taken up by the battery, ABS unit, and space-saver wheel, and is exposed to road and grime.

MGF Mechanicals

Hidden somewhere in the of the MGF is an engine. It is brand new, British, and also happens to be good too since it is based on the successful K-series engine.

For the the K-series engine has been and stroked out to 1,796cc. This Rover to come up with the liner, ultra-lightweight pistons, and a inlet manifold. All this in 118bhp at 5,500rpm and 121 lb/ft at

Rover claim that results in a top speed of 120mph, and a time of 8.5 seconds.

By the end of the year, will be a more powerful with VVC – Variable Control. Unlike Honda’s engine, VVC offers an infinitely cam period between two limits, the amount of lift remains The VVC equipped K-series has 25% more (143bhp @ 7,000rpm) and 5% more (128lb/ft @ 4,500rpm).

Fuel consumption should the same, but the VVC is 10mph faster a max of 130mph and should reach 60 in seconds.


By putting the engine in the Rover have been to use its tried and tested transverse layout, whilst retaining the to use rear wheel drive. also means they are to use an equally tried and tested (from Honda), which is the as is fitted to the Rover 600 and hence a gearchange with lots of but it a little imprecise.

Like a sportscar the MGF has fully independent with double wishbones at the front and rear. This is by the now well tuned Hydragas system (first seen on the instead of more conventional and dampers. This is fine through the use of anti-roll bars front and rear.

The MGF’s steering is by rack and but get the VVC model (or pay for the option) and you get the new speed-sensitive power steering system works in a similar manner to of the Honda NSX. Brakes are discs all round with the ABS on the 1.8i and standard on the VVC.

Safety Security

In keeping MG tradition there aren’t too toys in the MGF, but you do get electric and central locking as standard, with a decent stereo can still be heard with the down due to the MGF’s low levels of noise and buffeting. On the options is a six-CD autochanger and air conditioning. available later will be a rack for the boot, ski bike and of course MGF mudflaps.

MG have claimed Safety Fast, and is very applicable to the MGF. claim that the F is amongst the sports cars ever Having the engine at mid-ships a large crumple zone at the end, add to this door and waistline rails for side-impact a windscreen which includes a steel roll bar, pre-tensioners and airbags, and you get one of the strongest and sports cars on the road at the time.

The MGF has remote-control superlocking (deadlocking) and an immobiliser. The alarm protects the car while the hood is down, and the has a removable front panel. The can only be opened by the key, and the can only be opened from the boot, giving the MGF a high of security as standard.

If you are contemplating an MG we suggest you join the MG Owners’ or MG Car Club or both.

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