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MG Mg5 115kW Exclusive EV 61kWh 5dr Auto Electric Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£2,499 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Electric

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Rain sensing wipers, ABS/EBD, Apple CarPlay, PAS, Trip computer, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Body colour door handles, Front fog lights, Auto air conditioning with odour filter...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

MG continues to specialise in providing budget brand buyers access to full electrification at super-affordable prices. In 2020, the company announced its second zero emissions model, the MG5 EV estate, then improved it a year later with a larger 61kWh battery to create the MG5 EV Long Range model we're going to look at here. This, the UK's first and cheapest EV estate, offers a 250 combined driving range, an increase of 36 miles over the original 52kWh version. All for a reasonably conventional price. Exciting? Possibly not. Clever? Definitely.

Background

Even with the aid of the government's Plug-in grant, a budget at or around £30,000 doesn't get you much these days if you want your next car to be a full-EV - certainly not much that's family-sized. Unless you opt for one of these, the MG5 EV, a rather different kind of estate and one that's a lot easier to justify now that MG has re-launched it in the 'Long Range' 61.1kWh battery form we're going to look at here. You might not have yet registered the existence of the MG5, basically a European-ised version of a model from MG's Chinese parent group SAIC, the Roewe Ei5. The brand first launched it in 2020 with a 52.2kWh battery that offered a modest 214 mile driving range. Customer interest was also, well, modest. But this car's now worth a second look, not only because of its longer 250 mile potential between charges but also because it gains MG's 'Pilot Driver Assist' system that offers extra camera safety tech.

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. The output of this 'Long Range' 61kWh model (unchanged over the original 52kWh version) is set at 156PS. That's 42PS more than the Far Eastern 'Roewe Ei5' version of this design, reflecting the fact that family folk here have been conditioned to expect their EVs to be quite quick; so this one gets to 60mph in just 7.3 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. They didn't really get it with the 214 mile figure offered by the original model, but this 'Long Range' version's 250 mile combined figure is a bit more like it. To get close to that, you'll need to have selected the most frugal of the three available drive modes - 'Eco'; and made proactive use of the three 'KERS' regenerative braking settings, the most powerful of which slows the car noticeably off-throttle. You won't be expecting much from the drive dynamics - and you shouldn't - but the steering is reasonably well weighted and the ride soaks up sharper bumps and speed humps quite well. You'll need to be careful with your right foot - it's easy for the power on offer through the single-speed auto gearbox to quickly overwhelm the front tyres modest reserves of traction. Pushing on a bit offers the opportunity to switch out of the default 'Normal' drive setting into 'Sport' and, as with most EVs, body roll is controlled by the low placement of the battery in the chassis floor. Longer trips in particular are aided by the inclusion of 'MG Pilot', a package of active safety features including adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist and automatic emergency braking.

Design and Build

MG already sells the market's most affordable family-sized EV Crossover, the ZS EV. But while that model won't be quite big enough for some families, this contender, the market's most affordable EV estate, just might be. The exterior styling, unchanged with this 'Long Range' model, is restrained and conservative and not particularly suggestive of a budget brand. 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. There's an 8-inch central infotainment screen and a further 7-inch screen flanked by analogue gauges in the instrument binnacle. The top 'Exclusive'-spec variant that most will want enhances things with niceties like leatherette upholstery and auto air conditioning. 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 £1,500 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 250 mile WLTP-rated driving range (23 miles less than a ZS EV) - which rises to 334 miles on the WLTP city cycle. The Long Range version 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 10-80% in 40 minutes from a 100kW charging station (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in around nine and a half hours. That's an hour shorter than is needed by a ZS EV and overnight charging should be easy. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug. The 61.1kWh 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 1% Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2022-23 tax year. Insurance is group 27A.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Arctic White
  • Solid paint
  • Leather Style - Black

Body Glass

  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Front and rear aero wiper
  • Front and rear electric windows with front and rear one-touch up/down

Brakes

  • ABS/EBD
  • ESP
  • EBA
  • Hill Launch assist
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • 3 regenerative braking system

Communication

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB mobile phone charging function
  • E-call

Driver Aids

  • PAS
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 3 Driving modes

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • iGo Navigation system
  • 7" Colour driver information system
  • Rotary gear selector
  • 7 kW onboard charger

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour electric heated/adjust/fold mirrors

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • DAB audio
  • Aux input
  • Radio/MP3 player
  • 4 USB ports
  • 6 speaker audio system with 3D sound
  • iPod compatibility

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Silver roof rails
  • Rear side wing doors

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • LED centre brake light
  • Follow me home headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Auto headlights
  • Bi-function projection headlight

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Auto air conditioning with odour filter

Interior Features

  • Leather steering wheel
  • 3 spoke steering wheel
  • Android Auto
  • 8" colour touch screen
  • 12V power sockets
  • Reach/Tilt adjustable steering
  • Leather style perforated upholstery
  • Adjustable dual height boot floor

Packs

  • MG Pilot - MG5

Safety

  • Front side airbags
  • Dual front airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
  • 2 x adjustable rear head rests
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Rear child locks
  • Seatbelt reminder for rear passenger seats

Seats

  • Heated front seats
  • Front headrests
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • 2nd row 60/40 split/fold
  • 6 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
  • 4 way adjustable passenger seat
  • Single front passenger seat
  • 3 bench rear seats in 2nd row

Security

  • Speed sensing door locks
  • Keyless entry and push button start system
  • Alarm system and engine immobiliser

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" Meteor alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.7
  • Engine Power - BHP 156
  • Engine Power - KW 115
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
  • Engine Torque - NM 260
  • Top Speed 115

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