Sold from €16,990, the ZS has the luxury of offering the favorite formula of French buyers, that of an SUV the size of a Peugeot 2008, and even offering a choice between two engines : a four- 106 bhp 1.5 naturally aspirated cylinders and a new 111 bhp 1.0 three-cylinder. It was the supercharged direct injection engine that we decided to test. More modern, it is only accessible in the most exclusive of the two finishes available and is therefore presented as the “top of the range” thermal ZS… for only 20,000 €.
MG ZS fuel price
The equipment-price ratio of the petrol MG ZS is therefore unbeatable, despite its CO2 emissions.2 149 g/km. A high figure that carries a significant ecological penalty of 898 €. There is nothing questionable about its advantage, however, especially since it offers a 7 years, 150,000 km warranty which only found the equivalent of Korean manufacturers. Finally, for good mouth, note that the price of this gasoline model is 12,500 € lower than the “first price” electric ZS, not including the ecological bonus.
On the gas tire MG ZS
The first contact with MG ZS is very positive, because the cabin is welcoming. The driving position however suffers due to the absence of a depth-adjustable steering wheel, while the first turn of the wheel can result in the engine stopping. The clutch is actually difficult to adjust, the skating zone is almost impossible to “feel”. In town, we really appreciated the 360-degree camera, which systematically shows the sides at low speeds, for example when approaching a red light. This is especially good to see at a time when cyclists and scooters abound in all directions. On the other hand, the whip antenna, poorly placed on the roof and too high, proved annoying in all closed car parks. The noise it makes when it accelerates raises the fear of being hit by a car.
On the other hand, we have tasted the silence of the small three-cylinder, which never screams, even if it is fully demanded. This is particularly fortunate as the lack of torque at low revs coupled with a rather tall transmission requires constant reminders. This engine, although designed with GM, does not shine with its smooth operation. It does feel micro jolts throughout the speed range when accelerating, revealing a sloppy boost. The performance was nothing short of dazzling, and the 0 to 100 km / h shot in 11.2 s does not reflect the fact of the lack of enthusiasm of this SUV handicapped by its long transmission. This is good because the thermal ZS is less sporty than its electric counterpart, despite the lower mass.
Equipped with a very flexible suspension and high sidewall tires, the ZS suffers from poor damping that certainly absorbs well on small irregularities but ends up pumping on bumpy roads. To this must be added considerable body roll and a complete lack of steering feel. At high highway speeds, it turns out to be average directional stability, requiring constant small corrections. Finally, in terms of consumption, the ZS blows hot and cold. On the road, where he makes the most of his long gearbox, it can be sober by needing only 6.3 l/100 km. On the other hand, in the city, the gauge flies and the car can exceed in some cases 10 l/100 km even when starting and stopping especially shaky and unpleasant.
MG ZS petrol test results
WE are in love
- Equipment-price ratio
- Satisfying comfort
- Silent operation
We are sorry
- Hollow and uncomfortable machine
- The box is very tall
- High consumption in the city
Technical page MG ZS gasoline
|Dimensions and weight|
|Wide mirrorless||1.81 m|
|The number of trees||448 – 1,166 liters|
|Tank capacity||45 liters|
|Test model tires||215/55 R17|
|Power and performance|
|Engine type||gasoline, 3 cylinders|
|moving On||999 cm3|
|great||111 hp at 5,200 rpm|
|COUPLES||160 Nm at 1,800 rpm|
|passing||to the front wheels|
|0 to 100 km/h||11.2s|
|Maximum speed||180 km/h|
|Consumption – CO2 – Punishment|
|Malus CO2 – 2022||898 to 2,726 €|
|Weight penalty – 2022||nothing|
|Financial power||6 HP|
|Warranty||7 years – 150,000 km|
|country of production||China|
Prices and equipment MG ZS Luxury 1.0
- MG ZS Luxury 1.0: €20,490
Metallic paint: €650