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MG ZS 120 Stepspeed

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 MG ZS 120 Stepspeed

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in, 85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission, front wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed, consumption 8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from2001
ModelZS 120 StepspeedIssued until
SerieZSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4532 mm / 178.4 in / 178.4 inTotal (curb) weight1240 kg / 2734 lb / 2734 lb
Width1696 mm / 66.8 in / 66.8 inDry weight
Height1386 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1465 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.03 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.2 sq ft / 7.2 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.7 kW / 22.3 hp / 22.3 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.3 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyEMS3 fuel inj.Engine displacement1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.384 cu in/cylinder / 27.384 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power85.8 kW / 115.1 hp / 115.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque160.0 N·m / 118.0 lb·ft / 118.0 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.7 kW / 69.3 hp / 69.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.8 kW/l / 1.050 bhp/cu in / 1.050 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque89.1 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typecontinuously variable transmission (CVT)Number of gears
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.44
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.05

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.90 s / 9.90 s / 9.90 sPower-to-weight ratio92.7 kW/ton / 70.3 bhp/ton / 70.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.5 l/100km / 43.5 mpg-UK / 36.2 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions203 g/km / 327 g/mi / 327 g/mi
  Range647 km / 402 mi / 402 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,Mulit Links, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 16Wheels rear6.5J x 16
Tyres front205/50 R 16Tyres rear205/50 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front262 mm / 10.3 in / 10.3 inBrake diameter rear239 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG ZS 120 Stepspeed

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