MG’s ZT 190 a driver’s sports saloon Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast

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If you read our review of the Rover 75 you will know that we are impressed by Rover’s ability to with the much larger in the mid-range executive saloon However, the idea of slapping a kit and an MG badge on it and trying to flog it as an car had even the least cynical raising their eyebrows and yeah right noises. The Car likes to think of itself as a open-minded site, though we not help but wonder if MG Rover could pull this one

I am glad to report that the have been answered. For the MG ZT’s looks alone put it a different league to the elegant but bulbous styling of the Rover 75. The ZT is and thrusting, furnished with superb scowling face and flat alloys.

The grille and bumper slats add to the though some people not approve of the large wing and exhaust exit surround to the car pictured. The other body sit well with the elegant shape, and even the ZT-T the estate to you and me) looks the part.

MG has thoughtfully re-trimmed the Rover 75 and it manages to have a completely personality. The black trim and seats contribute to this, as do the dials and leather steering We complimented the architecture of the 75 interior, and it even more sense in the ZT swooping surfaces particularly the sporty derivative.

Practicality didn’t get chucked out the window with the wood though. There are still cubbyholes to store your and pieces in.

So aesthetically the ZT 190 is a success. Has MG nothing more than a level? No. The badge starts to the story. 190 is the number of horses actually it is the power figure in PS which are incredibly close to under the bonnet.

The power is by the characterful Rover KV6 engine, with the ZS 180. It sounds and though perhaps not as good as the modern six cylinder BMW engines, cranks out a healthy dollop of when required. It is easily a for the ZT (all 1.5 tonnes of it).

The performance figures tell of the story (0-60 mph in well eight seconds and a top speed of 140 but the driving experience is more It really is a joy to push this hard.

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The Rover 75 chassis is a good one, though I am to say that MG didn’t quite and decided that their saloon really should a stiffer set-up. In fact, it is astounding to realise that the ZT 190 much of its on-road behaviour the baby bombshell of the family, the MG ZR Thanks to an agile chassis, the ZT around the driver.


Though the car is quite comfortable on motorway cruises it is in its element on favourite piece of twisting Mild understeer is the first of grip loss on the sticky Sports, but the ZT can easily be cajoled drifting the rear of the car with a left foot braking or a trailing throttle. Ultimately it handles safely, and it certainly the driver willing to push a further.

The only time the is reminded of the fact that he is a large car is when it comes to The discs all round system the ZT well (MG claim better from 60 mph than the BMW M3), but a few miles of spirited driving heavy use you are soon reminded the discs are working overtime. It is to be The ZT was never intended to be a trackday car it would actually be quite

The brake pedal feel is superb, inspiring confidence. most controls are well in the way that even a quick test drive may well a potential buyer to part his money. If that buyer to drive a car with character and sporting ability then the ZT 190 not disappoint him.

This car may now be without the large rear which in my opinion is the best way to go. a turbo diesel version is The Car Enthusiast has driven this car and will have the review soon, linked from the Road Tests page.

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