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2004 ZT Key Features (Overview)

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General Information

Body style – four-door saloon and ZT-T estate


Engine range – 1.8-litre 120Ps, 1.8-litre turbo 160Ps, 2.5-litre Sports Auto 177Ps, 2.5-litre V6 190Ps, 2.0-litre turbo diesel 131Ps and 4.6-litre V8 260Ps


Transmission – 5 speed manual or Sports Auto


Price range – listed £16,225 - £33,490 saloon / £17,225 - £34,490 tourer


Warranty - Three-year / 60,000 mile warranty.  Including within this extended three year warranty are an array of guarantees and services. 

(available in UK, subject to terms and conditions).


Servicing – Petrol and CDTi 15,000 miles/12 months ( 4.6 litre V8 requires oil change @ 5,000 miles)


Colour and Trim Range

Solid paint finish:
Solar Red, Trophy Yellow


Pearlescent paint finish:
Trophy Blue, Goodwood Green, Black Pearl, Firefrost Red, Royal Blue, British Racing Green


Metallic paint finish:
Starlight Silver, XPower Grey


Interior Trim
Summit fabric sports seats.


Exterior Design Summary

The new ZT design captures a fresh spirit of style, perpetuating a lineage that can be traced from legendary MGs to the latest MG XPower SV super coupe.  The stylish, integrated and more prominent MG grille is clearly DNA linked and set between standard fit, new halogen projector headlamps.  Driving lamps and directional indicator repeater lamps are positioned low within the front bumper, which carries a profiled aero lip spoiler along its lower edge.


Exterior body and trim change summary

  • New front bumper style incorporating new MG grille

  • New style headlamps, with standard fit halogen projector lamps

  • A new style indicator and side indicator repeater lamps

  • New lower grilles in front bumper

  • New ‘centre-line’ badging strategy

  • Union and chequered flag badging positioned on both ‘D’ posts

  • 190 / V8 badging positioned on front fenders of V6 and 260 models

  • New range of attractive alloy wheel designs

  • New clean-edge rear bumper design and lower tailgate profile

  • Uprated security features, including locking wheel bolts

  • Increased paint colour range, including new colours

    • Black Pearl pearlescent

    • Firefrost Red pearlescent

    • Goodwood Green pearlescent

    12 New Monogram paint colours in a range of 24 exclusive shades

Interior Summary

MG ZT models carry a distinct interior environment, combining body-hugging sports seats and a clear fascia layout, now using a special Technical Grey finish.  Black Oak treatment on the fascia and console is a new option, complemented by a Black Oak wood steering wheel.  Burr Walnut can also be specified.  New instrument graphics are now backlit illuminated in blue.


120, 160, 180 Sports Auto, CDTi and 190 models feature a new ‘Summit’ fabric sports seat.  Black leather trimmed sports seats are standard on SE derivatives. Rear passenger entry, egress and accommodation are improved with better foot and knee clearance from re-profiled seat cushions and squabs.


A leather and alloy gearknob, centre armrest with central storage, pollen filter and air conditioning are standard, with TrafficMaster Traffic Alert and TrafficMaster Smartnav navigation a UK model option.

Interior trim and equipment includes:

  • Sports seats with Summit centre fabric

  • Sports leather rimmed steering wheel

  • Leather and alloy finish gearknob

  • Perforated leather handbrake grip

  • Technical Grey fascia and console finish

  • Rear centre armrest

  • Driver's seat height and lumbar adjustment

  • Centre armrest with storage

  • Rear seat load-though flap

  • Bright doorsill tread strips

Other key features include:

  • Sports suspension

  • Rear lip spoiler (saloon)

  • Solar controlled rear window glazing

  • Air conditioning

  • Pollen filter

  • Courtesy light 'wake up' at unlock

  • Courtesy light auto on with engine off

  • Courtesy light off delay

  • Pathway illumination facility

  • Accessory socket provision

  • Standard fit CD Tuner

  • Central door locking, with Plip controlled superlocking and opening

  • ingle point entry facility and interior master locking switch

  • Automatic driveaway secure locking

  • Perimetric alarm system with passive arming/disarming

Model Unique Features

Features unique to ZT saloon

  • One-piece folding rear seat backrest

  • Double hinged boot lid for wide opening and easy access

  • Internal electric boot release button

  • Storage provision in rear centre armrest

Features unique to ZT-T estate

  • 60/40 split folding rear seat backrest

  • Retractable carrying hooks in loadspace sidewall

  • Loadspace floor lashing points

  • Roller blind loadspace cover

  • Plip unlock of tailgate and tailgate glass

  • Rear wash-wipe with auto-on in reverse

  • Illuminated underfloor loadspace compartment

Features unique to ZT/ZT-T 120

  • 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels with 215/50x17 tyres

  • Concealed rear exhaust

Features on both ZT / ZT-T

  • Exhaust cut-out in bumper with heatshield finisher (CDTi/160/180/190)

  • Twin exhaust with bright tailpipe finishers (CDTi/160/180/190)

  • 18" 'Grid Spoke' alloy wheels with 225/45 ZR18 tyres (CDTi/160/180)

  • Ventilated rear disc brakes (180/190/260)

  • 18" ‘11 Spoke’ alloy wheels with 225/45 ZR18 tyres (190/260)

  • Further uprated braking and chassis specification (190/260)

Additional features unique to 260

  • 260Ps 4.6-litre V8 producing 410Nm torque at 4000rpm

  • Quad exhaust with heatshield finishers in bumper outlets

  • V8 and 260 ingot badging

  • Automatic temperature control air conditioning

  • Instant Tyre Repair system

  • Volumetric alarm with battery back-up for alarm sounder

  • '+' Pack models - additional features

  • ATC (automatic temperature control) air conditioning (full climate control with individual front temperature controls and adjustable rear vents)

  • CD autochanger and radio cassette player (instead of CD Tuner)

  • Electric rear windows

Loadspace safety net (ZT-T only)

SE (Special Equipment) models - additional features

  • ATC (automatic temperature control) air conditioning (full climate control with individual front temperature controls and adjustable rear vents)

  • CD autochanger and radio cassette player (instead of CD Tuner)

  • Electric (front and) rear windows

  • Loadspace safety net (ZT-T)

  • Front side head airbags (ITS)

  • 18” 'Apex' 10-spoke alloy wheels with shadow finish and 225/45 ZR18 tyres

  • Highline satellite navigation, trip computer, TV and teletext

  • Powered glass silde/tilt sunroof with blind and one-shot function

  • Black leather seat facings, heated front seats with power adjustment

  • Cruise control

  • Message centre instruments

  • Traction Control and heated windscreen washer jets

  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror

  • Rain sensing wipe system

  • Rear parking distance sensors

  • TrafficMaster Traffic Alert®

  • Xenon gas discharge headlamps with dynamic levelling and powerwash

For security and peace of mind, Superlocking disables door and tailgate lock releases and sophisticated electronic networks stand ready to trigger the alarm. In a feature combining safety with convenience, the Saloon’s boot can only be opened by the remote control.  A robust engine immobiliser and remote control with continuously changing security code complete the anti-theft defences.