MG has teased a brand new model which is able to sit on the prime of its vary. The brand new MG7 ICE-powered flagship sedan is about to debut on August 17 in China as the primary product from the Black Label collection.
This isn’t the primary time MG makes use of this nameplate, with the first-gen MG7 (2007-2013) being nothing extra however a mildly facelifted Rover 75 (1998-2005), which itself was based mostly on BMW bones. Fortunately, the second era model is brand-new, taking MG styling to the following stage. Additionally it is aiming to assist transfer the model upmarket as a part of the Black Label collection which is able to prioritize styling and premium options.
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From the profile, the MG7 adopts a low-slung fastback silhouette, much like the Audi A7. The physique is sort of muscular with sturdy dynamic traces and pronounced rear shoulders. On the entrance, the LED headlights are slimmer and extra aggressive than something now we have seen from the model thus far, with the big grille and facet intakes trying much like the MG Cyberster idea. The rear finish has full-width LED lights, an built-in ducktail spoiler with energetic aerodynamics, plus quad exhaust pipes displaying its ICE-powered nature.
Chinese language media recommend that the MG7 measures 4,884 mm (192.3 inches) lengthy, 1,889 mm (74.4 inches) extensive, and 1,447 mm (57 inches) tall. This makes it 85 mm (3.3 inches) shorter than the Audi A7, 104 mm (4.1 inches) shorter than the Mercedes-Benz CLS, and 188 mm (7.4 inches) shorter than a BMW 8-Collection Gran Coupe. In fact, the MG7 is predicted to be significantly cheaper than these fashions. Sadly, we don’t have photos of the inside but, however we anticipate a digital dashboard and premium upholstery.
Within the teasers printed on Weibo, MG didn’t reveal many particulars concerning the model however confirmed it could be accessible with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. As reported by Automotive Information China, the pictured 405 VTGI Trophy variant will produce 254 hp (189 kW / 257 PS) and 405 Nm of torque, with the two.0-liter engine mated to a nine-speed ZF computerized. There may even be a lesser 300 VTGI variant with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine from the smaller MG6 producing 183 hp (136 kW / 185 PS) and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed DCT auto. Lastly, extra highly effective plug-in hybrid variants are anticipated in mid-2023.
We’ll be taught extra concerning the MG7 throughout its official debut on August 17. The model will slot above the MG5 and MG6 sedans within the Chinese language vary. As is the case with most ICE-powered flagships, the MG7 will more than likely stay a China-only affair, since consumers in Europe and North America are far more all for SUVs and electrified fashions.