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MG ZR Hatchback engines, drive and performance

2001 - 2005 (change model)
Performance rating: 3 out of 53.0

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

Good range of proven engines, but even the 1.4 attracts a Group 7 insurance rating. 2.0 diesel is economical (if a little crude), but seen as an old man’s choice by the MG’s intended audience.

Firmly sprung and harsh on bumpy roads, but you’ll be grinning in the twisties and a couple of extra laps of every roundabout is essential.