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Brand New MG MG5 115kW Exclusive EV 61kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3 Driving modes7" Colour driver information system
8" colour touch screenAdaptive cruise control
Android AutoApple CarPlay
Bluetooth connectivityiGo Navigation system
PASRear parking camera
Rear parking sensorsRotary gear selector
Trip computerUSB mobile phone charging function

Entertainment

4 USB ports6 speaker audio system with 3D sound
Aux inputDAB audio
iPod compatibilityRadio/MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto headlights
Bi-function projection headlightBody colour door handles
Body colour electric heated/adjust/fold mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Follow me home headlightsFront and rear aero wiper
Front and rear electric windows with front and rear one-touch up/downFront fog lights
LED centre brake lightLED daytime running lights
Rain sensing wipersSilver roof rails

Interior Features

12V power sockets2nd row 60/40 split/fold
3 spoke steering wheel4 way adjustable passenger seat
6 way electric adjustable drivers seatAuto air conditioning with odour filter
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front headrestsFront seat back map pockets
Heated front seatsISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
Leather steering wheelLeather style perforated upholstery
Reach/Tilt adjustable steering 

Packs

MG Pilot - MG5 

Passive Safety

2 x adjustable rear head rests3 regenerative braking system
ABS/EBDDual front airbags
EBAElectric parking brake with auto hold function
ESPFront passenger airbag deactivation switch
Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)Front side airbags
Hill launch assistSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm system and engine immobiliserKeyless entry and push button start system
Speed sensing door locks 

Wheels

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

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh61.1Battery Charge Slow kW7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)570
Battery Charge Fast kW50Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)61Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City12.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb17.5WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City4.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.6WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City539
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb402WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City335
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb250 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power156Coin SeriesExclusive EV
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732DService Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage80000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.7Engine Power - BHP156
Engine Power - KW115Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260Top Speed115

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1521Height (including roof rails)1543
Length4544Wheelbase2665
Width1818Width (including mirrors)2059

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2007Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1456
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)578Max. Loading Weight442
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1565
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
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 MG5 EV

MG's second full-electric model is this MG5 EV compact estate. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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?

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

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

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