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2015 (66) MG MG3 1.5 VTi-TECH 3Style 5dr

Chesterfield Motorstore
Only £8988
£300 deposit
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Chesterfield Motorstore, Meltham Lane, Chesterfield, S41 7LG

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth phone integration systemCruise control
Multi function trip computerPAS
Rear parking sensor 

Entertainment

2 Tweeters4 speakers
DAB Digital radioiPod connection
Radio/CD + MP3 + Bluetooth deviceSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic front rain sensing wipers
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured side sills
Chrome exhaust tailpipeElectric front windows/one touch facility
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front sports grilleHeated rear window
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLED daytime running lights
Rear spoilerVariable front intermittent wipers

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console3 spoke leather steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seatCloth upholstery
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsElectronic air conditioning
Front cupholders x 2Front headrests
Interior courtesy lightsIsofix child seat preparation
Manually adjustable front seats - 6 way driver/4 way passengerPassenger under seat tray
Reach adjustable steering wheelRear cupholder
Red stitching on steering wheelSeat back pockets
Sports seats 

Safety

ABS/EBDCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDSC/TCS/Emergency brake assist
Front seatbelt pretensionersHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
Side airbagsSide impact beams
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Central lockingDeadlocks
Drive away door lockingImmobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

Stability control 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)136Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power106
Coin DescriptionVTi-TECHCoin Series3Style
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %69
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %71NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %59NCAP Safety Assist %38
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP106
Engine Power - KW78Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT101
Engine Torque - MKG14Engine Torque - NM137
Engine Torque - RPM4750Top Speed108

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDIAMONDWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1507Length4018
Wheelbase2520Width1729
Width (including mirrors)1912 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1685
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1262Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)285
Max. Loading Weight530Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked200
Minimum Kerbweight1155No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MG Motor UK MG3

The MG brand's MG3 supermini is a sporty value-orientated proposition that now boasts a smarter look and a cleaner Euro6 engines. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Now cleaner and smarter than before, the MG3 is a supermini you probably won't have considered. Yet it's fun to drive, practical to own and vastly more affordable than the conventional choices in this segment. If you don't need class-leading efficiency and you're prepared to forgive a few rough edges in return for the big savings on offer, then it could rank as a very clever choice.

Background

There's something about the two letters 'MG' that strikes a chord in the British consciousness. The brand named after 'Morris Garages' way back in 1924 has been a part of our automotive heritage for nearly a century, with its cars rolling down the Longbridge production line since 1962. And still they come: take this car, an improved version of the MG3 supermini. Like its larger MG6 stablemate, it's badged as being 'British-built', though in fact, all the Longbridge factory does is bold together kits sent from SAIC's manufacturing plant in Lingang, China. Still, it is true to say that this car is properly British-developed, with its styling and drive dynamics created by many of the same talented folk who at the turn of the century brought us the surprisingly satisfying MG ZR, ZS and ZT family performance models. Chinese manufacturing clout also means the brand can bring this Fiesta-sized supermini to market for up to 30% less than obvious rivals. Which leaves MG able to claim what they see as an unbeatable combination of fun and value for this car. Does it deliver in this improved smarter Euro6 form? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

As before, the only engine option here is a 1.5-litre petrol unit that MG owners SAIC have bought in from GM, though a little compensation comes with the news that it has now been brought up to cleaner Euro6 standards and develops a healthy 105bhp, substantially more than most direct rivals can offer. That means a reasonable turn of speed, rest to sixty two achievable in 10.4s en route to a 108mph top speed. Though it's true that most of this car is Chinese, many of the bits that really matter are British through and through - an observation especially true when it comes to the elements concerned with ride and handling. There are suppler-riding cars in this class and more sportily-suspended ones, but few models of this kind that I can think of achieve a better combination of both over good roads and bad. Which for a first attempt in this segment, is quite an astonishing achievement for the Longbridge-based development team given that the class in question contains models of the talent of Ford's Fiesta. Bodyroll is brilliantly controlled, grip is prodigious and there's better feedback through the steering than in most Gtis I've driven, primarily perhaps because modern era electric steering hasn't made it to MG yet. The downside of that is that the helm is heavy during parking manoeuvres in the kind of urban environment where the option of an automatic gearbox would be nice to have.

Design and Build

The exterior styling now features a revised chrome grille and looks quite smart, if maybe a little supermini-generic in a way that could have been produced from one of many manufacturers in this sector if you covered the badges over. Still, because the MG3 looks to undercut many of the established names, this rather blended styling is perhaps to its credit. It continues the design theme introduced on the MG ZERO concept vehicle and the company claims it's "a distinctive statement of modern British style designed to target young and style conscious buyers". Make of that what you will. The interior will come as a welcome relief to anybody who's a bit baffled by the complexity and deep technology of many modern superminis. Climb out of a Peugeot 208, with its tablet computer style central infotainment system and, without being unduly blunt, it's very different. Still, the MG3 is tidy inside with seats that look and feel very Volkswagen. There are a few white touches around the stereo, on the steering wheel, the door pulls, handbrake and gear lever but aside from that, everything is uniformly grey. Sit in the back seats and you'll find the front seats are sculpted to improve leg room, while the rear headroom is genuinely impressive.

Market and Model

Prices start at under £8,500, getting you this supermini-sized car for less than the kind of money you'd pay for a little citycar. All models get signature front LED lights and a hill holder clutch as standard, with all but the entry model featuring a high quality DAB audio system. Safety-wise, there are six airbags, electronic stability control, corner brake control and traction control. The entry-level model is the MG3 3TIME which features a CD player with MP3 compatibility and Aux-in facility. Next up is the MG3 3FORM which adds air conditioning, that DAB radio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, a leather MG-design steering wheel with red stitching and steering wheel audio controls to the tally. A '3FORM SPORT' variant also adds a bodykit and 16" alloy wheels. At the top of the range is the MG3 3STYLE with premium 16" "Diamond cut" alloy wheels and a sports body styling pack that includes the rear boot spoiler and side sill extensions. Standard high-tech convenience features include cruise control, automatic lights and windscreen wipers and reverse parking sensors, all for around £10,500. A top '3Style Lux' variant even adds leather trim. However, the key attraction for many people will be how much fun you can have creating your own MG3, with its huge range of colours, exterior graphics, interior colour packs and leather upholstery created by the UK design team and inspired by the British fashion industry.

Cost of Ownership

Of course, the downside of getting a lot more engine is getting a fair bit less fuel economy and the MG3 can't hope to bend the laws of physics and return better fuel figures than many eco specials. The current Euro6 engine does get a stop start system though, so is much cleaner than before. The 124g/km of CO2 figure remains nothing to write home about but it does put the MG3 in the lower VED band D, resulting in zero road tax for the first year. The combined cycle fuel figure is better too - at 51.5mpg about 3mpg better than before. Overall, you're looking a car that will be a little more expensive to run than its immediate price rivals but will offer more fun behind the wheel. And it will be pretty cheap to insure, rated at just 4E.

Summary

There's a spark of real promise around this MG3. The five-door shape squeezes a lot of styling into its four metre length and the price and equipment levels look very competitive, though of course MG has a long way to go in this country before it can mix it with the big names. With more power to call upon than its rivals, this car promises to be a far more effervescent steer than, say, a much pricier and poorly equipped entry-level Skoda Fabia. Of course, despite the Euro6 engine improvements, it still won't be quite as efficient to run as one of those. Mind you, the value proposition ought to compensate for much of that. Overall then, it's trendy, tightly priced, good to drive, spacious and cheap to insure. If MG can get its marketing right, a significant number of people might be tempted by all that.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
60%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
40%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£174.92
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£8988
Credit amount£8688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,796.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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