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MG ZT 260

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 MG ZT 260

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 190.9 kW / 256.0 hp / 256.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from2003
ModelZT 260Issued until
SerieZTNumber 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

Length4740 mm / 186.6 in / 186.6 inTotal (curb) weight1770 kg / 3902 lb / 3902 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
Height1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2746 mm / 108.1 in / 108.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.33Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.72 m2 / 7.8 sq ft / 7.8 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
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 supplySMPFiEngine 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 DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power190.9 kW / 256.0 hp / 256.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque410.0 N·m / 302.4 lb·ft / 302.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)103.4 kW / 138.6 hp / 138.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.5 kW/l / 0.912 bhp/cu in / 0.912 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) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio144.6 kW/ton / 109.6 bhp/ton / 109.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)17.9 l/100km / 15.8 mpg-UK / 13.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)17.10 s / 17.10 s / 17.10 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time15.30 s / 15.30 s / 15.30 s (top 95 km/h / 59 mph / 59 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions314 g/km / 505 g/mi / 505 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Multi-link
Wheels front7.5J x 18Wheels rear7.5J x 18
Tyres front225/45 ZR 18Tyres rear225/45 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front325 mm / 12.8 in / 12.8 inBrake diameter rear332 mm / 13.1 in / 13.1 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG ZT 260

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