The MG Maestro 1600 was a no nonsense rugged, reliable and luxurious 5-door hatchback. The 1600ccR series engine with two twin choke carburetors and five speed gearbox delivered truly impressive performance. It achived a 0-60 time in 9.6 seconds flat with a top speed of 111 MPH. Its front wheel drive, low profile tires and wide alloy wheels gave it crisp handling and a smooth ride. It had flush glazing, an integrated front spoiler and aerodynamic strakes and spoiler around the rear window. The refinements on the inside included the sporty, close ratio five speed box, padded leather-bound steering wheel, body hugging sports seats and the latest electronic instrumentation including a digital speedometer and a trip computer. It even had a unique voice synthesizer that was programmed to speak on fifteen different topics – from suggesting you put your seat belts on to warning you that you’ve left your lights on.
A glass sunroof, bronze tinted windows and a 4-speaker electronic radio-cassette were just some of the standard “luxuries” on the 1988 MG Metro 1300. The MG 1300 engine with electronic ignition produced 73PS. It had all-round independent suspension plus an anti-roll bar and ventilated disc brakes up front. The sporty interior had a 60/40 split rear seats, included a push button radio, digital clock, special upholstery co-ordinated with the fashionable exterior graphics.
If you wanted raw excitement, then the 1986 MG Maestro was for you. It was propelled by its electronically fuel injected 2.0 liter O-series engine, it could reach 60 MPH in 8.5 seconds and reach speeds of up to 115 MPH. The Maestro’s seats were trimmed in standard MG grey with red piping and included features such as central door locks, tinted glass, a 3-band stereo radio cassette with four speakers, variable delay and programmed wash/wipe and most distinctively an ergonomically designed one-piece fascia. All this, and it got 47.4 MPG at an MSRP of £8,399.
The MG5 Concept represents an exciting new chapter in MG’s history. This five-door hatchback was developed at MG Birmingham under the UK Design Director, Tony Williams-Kenny. The new model was recently unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, where it received much critical acclaim. The main features of the car include LED head cluster lights, rear spoiler stance and an aerodynamic shape, all of which offer a look that’s both sporty and sophisticated. (source: MG)
With the 1978 MGB GT Sports, you could reach a top speed of around 100 mph and cruise comfortably at over 90 mph, but with the fitted overdrive, it also meat the 1998cc engine got you 41.1 mpg.
This was a surprisingly spacious car, beautifully appointed with thick carpet everywhere, even in the luggage compartment and the contoured rake-adjusting front seats were covered in an attractive striped fabric.
The MG MGB GT had an impressive 9.6 cubic feet of flat, easily accessible loading space. This has been one of my favorite hatches for some time.
I can’t think of a brand that has been thru so many ups and downs as MG. This new Zero concept doesn’t have much “MG-ness” to it. It looks like a Volkswagen. Read more on Cartype.
What a fantastic little find this MG B-GT was. If you like hatchbacks, this has got to be on your list of favs. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.