MG TF LE500 launch promo
FOR RELEASE 00.00 THURSDAY 8TH MAY 2008
LAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED FOR MG TF LE500
MG has announced that production of the TF LE500 sportscar will commence at
their Longbridge plant in Birmingham at the beginning of August, with the
first cars delivered to showrooms in September.
Chairman for NAC MG UK Ltd, Mr He, Xiao Qing, said; "I am delighted to be
in a position to talk about a launch date for the TF LE500 following a
process of planning, re-organisation, active quality improvements and parts
optimisation that we recognise resulted in frustration for our
stakeholders. We are now fully focussed on bringing our hard work to
The new car is expected to appeal to a wide range of car buyers looking for
the authentic sportscar driving experience, as well as existing small
sportscar owners looking to upgrade, current owners and the large band of
Gary Hagen, Director of Sales & Marketing continued, "The open top
sportscar is an iconic image of British motoring and forms the basis of the
MG marque's long pedigree. The launch of the TF LE500 signals our
determination to keep this class of car at the heart of the brand as we
take it forward."
With the launch of the new TF LE500, the company knows that it is also
re-launching one of the best known and best loved brands in the world.
Whilst production efforts at Longbridge are focussed on the LE500,
designers at their SMTC facility in Leamington, Warwickshire are already
planning exciting newMG models that will capture the essential qualities of
the MG brand and extend the range into additional sectors.
The commitment planned by MG and the level of investment underwritten by
SAIC will persuade doubters that the MG brand is being re-launched with the
support to make it successful again. The fact is that in 2008, desirable
and competitive British made sportscars will once again be rolling off a
production line in Longbridge. A sight that many thought they might never
MGTF Stepspeed driving and Gear changing.
MGTF Stepspeed driving (also called Steptronic, Tiptronic, Sports-automatic
etc). Gear changing in sports mode with the flappy paddles and the
gearstick. Usually I just leave it in 'D' (Drive) for full automatic. I
used to like changing gear. But this car makes you lazy in the end. It has
only two pedals. 'Stop and Go' (accelerator and brake).
Occasionally, I switch to sports mode and use the stick and flappy paddles
just for a fun blast. I'm soon back to lazy mode though. These cars are
brilliant for driving in traffic and towns with hills as they don't roll
backwards. They 'creep' forward when in 'drive', after you take your foot
off the brake. Simple.
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MG Metro 6R4 - Pure Sound [HD]
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Created for the short lived Group B race category, the 4WD mid engined MG
6R4 (6-cylinder, rally car, four-wheel-drive) Metro of 1984 was a world
away from the best selling supermini to which it bore only a superficial
cosmetic resemblance. The competition car effectively only shared the name
of the production Metro as it featured a mid-mounted engine with four wheel
drive transmission enclosed within a seam-welded tubular chassis. The
development of this vehicle had been entrusted to Williams Grand Prix
The resulting car was shown to the world in May 1985. It was powered by a
David Wood designed bespoke 3-litre V6 powerplant which used some of the
engine architecture of the Cosworth DFV. It featured twin overhead
camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine was a break from the
norm, as it wasn't turbocharged as the
majority of its competitors were. The engine was mounted back to front in
the car, with the forward end of the engine facing the hatchback and the
gearbox attached conventionally behind it and, therefore, in the middle of
the vehicle. The four-wheel-drive was permanently engaged, and drove
separate propshafts to the front and rear differentials. The rear
differential was mounted on the side of the engine sump with one driveshaft
running through the sump to the nearside rear wheel. Much of the outer
bodywork was made of GRP, with the only exception being the roof panels
(which were aluminium) and the steel doors. These were, however, concealed
by plastic airboxes. Indeed, models now on show generally have stickers
demonstrating where it is safe to push from when moving the vehicle, so as
not to damage the bodywork.
The 6R4 appeared in two guises. There was a so-called Clubman model which
was the road going version which developed in the region of 250 bhp (186
kW), of which around 200 were made and sold to the public for £40,000 (the
homologation version). A further 20 were taken and built to International
specifications which had a recorded output of over 410 bhp (306 kW; 416 PS)
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