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February 25, 2002


A new ‘180 Sports Auto’ now complements the performance MG ZT range, providing an automatic choice between the popular 5-speed manual ZT 160 and ZT 190 models. Using the acclaimed 2.5-litre KV6 quad-cam alloy engine, the 180 Sports Auto is specified as standard with the transverse-mounted 5-speed JATCO automatic gearbox.

Two levels of specifications are available; the ZT 180 and a ZT+ 180 with enhanced features that include ATC air conditioning, rear electric windows, CD autochanger and aerodynamic boot lid spoiler. Prices for the ZT 180 start at £20,995 on-the-road and £21,695 for the ZT+ 180. The ZT-T estate is available for an additional £1000.

True to MG’s sports pedigree, the MG ZT makes a strong visual impact with a purposeful stance and style. The aerodynamic features and various chassis dynamic elements have been developed to influence handling qualities to produce a real sports-driving characteristic.

A body coloured aerodynamic rear spoiler is available on the MG ZT saloon models, which has been harmonised with the front bumper design to substantially reduce aerodynamic lift, benefiting straight-line stability, controlling high-speed lane change characteristics and increasing high-speed braking efficiency. Rear bumpers incorporate a stainless steel heatshield, surrounding the twin stainless steel large-bore exhaust tailpipes tuned for low back pressure and to produce a characteristic sports sound.

Additional standard features include twin front and side (thorax) airbags, ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), alarm and immobiliser, driver’s height and lumbar adjustment, remote central door locking, electric front windows and door mirrors, air conditioning, pollen filter and 18" alloy wheels.

Enhanced MG ZT+ 180 models feature automatic temperature controlled (ATC) air-conditioning, electric rear windows, CD autochanger and an aerodynamic enhancing rear boot spoiler on saloon, and an integrated load restraint net system on ZT-T models, as standard equipment.

The MG ZT saloon is a product from a brand famously dedicated to sports car motoring, competing in a sector where it will be recognised for its performance, appearance, equipment specification and pricing value. Competitors include Alfa 156, Lexus IS200, Jaguar X-TYPE and *** 3 Series and sports orientated versions of the Saab 9-3, Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and Volvo S60.

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