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MG TF Convertible engines, drive and performance

2002 - 2005 (change model)
Performance rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

A 1.6 is the baby of the range and it’s okay if you want to do some summertime cruising. The 160bhp 1.8 has the performance to live up to sporting aspirations. A 120bhp CVT is an oddball derivative.

Despite the mid-engined, rear-driven set-up, the TF is very user-friendly with good balance on the twisties, but handling on the limit is safe if not as incisive as some sportscars. Ride can feel rather harsh.