MG 5 EV range & preliminary specs released; UK sales begins in Q4 2020

As the MG 5 EV release date in the UK – Q4 2020 – closes in, a few of the main specifications have been released. The MG 5 SW EV will be the Chinese-owned British brand’s second electric vehicle in the UK after the MG ZS EV.

Specifications

The MG 5 SW EV has been listed on the MG UK website for prospective customers to register their interest. The webpage confirms several local specifications. These include 214 miles (344 km) of WLTP combined range, 276 miles (444 km) of WLTP city range, 17.5 kWh/100 km of combined energy consumption and 578 litres of luggage space, which can be increased to 1,456 litres by folding down the rear seats.

AspectMG 5 SW EV Specification
Length (est.)4,544 mm
Width (est.)1,818 mm
Height (est.)1,536 mm
Wheelbase (est.)2,665 mm
Trunk Capacity578 litres (seats up)/1,456 litres (seats down)
Battery Pack Capacity52.5 kWh
Power85 kW (115.57 PS)
Torque255 Nm
Combined Range (WLTP)214 miles (344 km)
City Range (WLTP)276 miles (444 km)
Combined Power Consumption17.5 kWh/100 km (3.6 miles/kWh)

The Roewe Ei5 measures 4,544 mm in length, 1,818 mm in width and 1,536 mm in height and has a 2,665 mm wheelbase. These figures are expected to apply to the MG-badged estate as well. The Chinese-spec car accelerates from nought to 50 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 150 km/h. Fully charging its battery pack using a standard charger takes 8.5 hours. A DC fast charger can be used to charge the battery pack to 80% capacity in just 40 minutes, though.

Features

The MG 5 SW estate should be offered with features like LED headlights, DRLs and taillights, electric sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, PM 2.5 air filter, 6-way power driver seat with manual lumbar support, front seat heating, rear foot ventilation, etc. Several advanced driving assistance technologies are also expected, including LDW (Lane Departure Warning), AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking), FCW (Forward Collision Warning) and SAS (Speed Assist System).

MG 5 SW EV Price

The MG 5 EV price in the UK could start at around GBP 25,000 (INR 24,28,630.50) after subsidies. It should be offered in multiple variants in due course suited to a variety of customers and needs.

Competitors

The MG 5 electric estate currently has no direct competitor in the UK in 2020. It will be the only electric station wagon on sale in the country when it arrives at the end of this year. Electric cars in the UK usually come in hatchback (Honda e, Nissan Leaf, VW e-Up! & Mini electric), sedan (Hyundai Ioniq & Tesla Model 3) and SUV body types (Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron and Hyundai Kona). MG is the first company to have identified the need for a zero-emissions station wagon that is preferred by fleet operators and families which travel with a lot of luggage.

Roewe Ei5 (Donor car) – Image Gallery

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