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MG XPower SV

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 MG XPower SV

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from2003
ModelXPower SVIssued until
SerieXPowerNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5070 l / 179.05 cu ft / 179.05 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight1540 kg / 3395 lb / 3395 lb
Width1900 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2670 mm / 105.1 in / 105.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1678 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.38Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.3 sq ft / 19.3 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.7 hp / 22.7 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.13 cm3/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)122.1 kW / 163.8 hp / 163.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.9 kW/l / 1.140 bhp/cu in / 1.140 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque89.1 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.73
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.46

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio207.8 kW/ton / 157.4 bhp/ton / 157.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front8J x 18Wheels rear10J x 18
Tyres front225/40 ZR 18Tyres rear265/40 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front324 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear310 mm / 12.2 in / 12.2 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG XPower SV

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