MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (2023)

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CO2 (g/km) - 140

HC+NOx - Not Available

Particles - Not Available

Standard Euro Emissions - EURO 6

WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Combined - 147

WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High Speed - 165

WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High Speed - 133

WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low Speed - 184

WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium Speed - 137

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft - DOHC

Catalytic Convertor - Yes

CC - 1498

Compression Ratio - 11.5:1

Cylinder Layout - IN-LINE

Cylinders - 4

Cylinders - Bore (mm) - 75

Cylinders - Stroke (mm) - 84.8



Gears - 5 SPEED

Number of Valves - 16

Transmission - MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg) - 47.1

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies - Yes

EC Extra Urban (mpg) - 53.8

EC Urban (mpg) - 38.9

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - 6.5

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - 7.1

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - 5.7

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - 7.8

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - 6

Fuel Consumption

WLTP - MPG - Combined - 43.3

WLTP - MPG - Extra High Speed - 39.8

WLTP - MPG - High Speed - 49.7

WLTP - MPG - Low Speed - 36.2

WLTP - MPG - Medium Speed - 47.1


Alternative Fuel Qualifying - No

Badge Engine CC - 1.5

Badge Power - 106

Based On ID - Not Available

Coin Description - VTi-TECH

(Video) A handy boot for a Road Trip - check out the MG ZS with both petrol and electric options.

Coin Series - Excite

Generation Mark - 1

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 - 7E

Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years - 6

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years - 3

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % - Not Available

NCAP Child Occupant Protection % - Not Available

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 - Not Available

NCAP Pedestrian Protection % - Not Available

NCAP Safety Assist % - Not Available

Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? - No

Service Interval Frequency - Months - 12

Service Interval Mileage - 15000

Special Edition - No

Special Order - No

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage - 80000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years - 7

Vehicle Homologation Class - M1


0 to 62 mph (secs) - 10.9

Engine Power - BHP - 106

Engine Power - KW - 78

Engine Power - RPM - 6000

Engine Torque - LBS.FT - 101

Engine Torque - MKG - 14

Engine Torque - NM - 137

Engine Torque - RPM - 4500

Top Speed - 108

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle - WLTP


Alloys? - Yes

Space Saver? - No

Tyre Size Front - 195/55 R16

Tyre Size Rear - 195/55 R16

Tyre Size Spare - TYRE REPAIR KIT

Wheel Style - COMET

Wheel Type - 16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height - 1509

Height (including roof rails) - Not Available

Length - 4055

Wheelbase - 2520

Width - 1729

Width (including mirrors) - 1912

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) - 48

Gross Vehicle Weight - 1685

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) - 1262

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) - 285

Max. Loading Weight - 490

Max. Roof Load - Not Available

Max. Towing Weight - Braked - 200

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked - 200

Minimum Kerbweight - 1195

No. of Seats - 5

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb - 10.4

Test Cycles

RDE Certification Level - RDE 2

Exterior Features

Metallic paint £454.17 ex VAT

Premium paint £0 ex VAT

Solid paint £0 ex VAT


Metallic - Aspen silver £454.17 ex VAT

Metallic - Black pearl £454.17 ex VAT

Metallic - Laser Blue £454.17 ex VAT

Metallic - Ruby red £454.17 ex VAT

Premium paint - Arctic white £0 ex VAT

Solid - Hello yellow £0 ex VAT


Fabric - Black £0 ex VAT


Metallic - Barbican Red £454.17 ex VAT

Metallic - Brixton Blue £454.17 ex VAT

Metallic - Southwark Silver £454.17 ex VAT

Driver Convenience

8" colour touch screen

Apple car play

Bluetooth connection

Headlamp on warning buzzer

Multi function trip computer


Remote fuel flap release

Reverse parking sensors


4 front speakers with woofer (2 main and 2 tweeters)

DAB radio + AUX/USB

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirror

Body colour bumpers

Body coloured door handles

Body coloured electrically adjustable heated door mirrors

Body coloured rear spoiler

Body coloured side sills with black insert

Electric front/rear windows/one touch facility

Follow me home headlights

Halogen projector headlights

LED centre brake light

LED daytime running lights

Rear wiper

Variable front intermittent wipers

Interior Features

12V socket

60/40 split folding rear seat

Air conditioning with dust and pollen filter

Boot space lamp

Driver 6-way adjustable seat

Driver's footrest

Fabric upholstery

Front and rear cup holders

Front headrests

Front interior lamp with reading lamps and time delay

Front sun visors with driver and passenger mirrors

Leather steering wheel with audio controls

Passenger 4-way adjustable seat

Seat back pockets

Tilt adjustable steering column


2 x adjustable rear head rests

3x3 point rear seatbelts

Airbags - Twin front, side and curtain

Driver seatbelt warning indicator

Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes

Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)

Hill launch assist

Passenger airbag cut-off switch

Passenger seatbelt warning indicator

Rear child locks

Rear ISOFIX child-seat upper tether & lower anchor

Side impact beams

Stability control system (SCS) including ABS, EBD, EBA, CBC

Tyre pressure monitoring system


Alarm & Engine Immobiliser

Remote Central Locking with Fold-away Key

Speed sensitive door locking


16" Diamond cut alloy wheels

Tyre repair kit

Driver Convenience

Satellite navigation system

Trip computer


DAB audio

Radio, MP3 and AUX/USB

Interior Features

Air conditioning






16" Comet diamond cut alloy wheels

Driver Convenience


Exterior Features

Front and rear electric windows with driver's one-touch up/down

Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation

Rear side wing doors

Interior Features

3 seat bench in 2nd row

60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats

Single front passenger seat


Drivers seatbelt reminder

Dual front airbags

Passive Safety

Front and rear passenger seat belt reminder


Front side airbags

Side curtain airbags

Superior Warranty

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At Blackshaws we offer a complimentary 12 month Superior Warranty on all our Used Vehicles and many of our Used Vehicles have remaining Manufacturer Warranty Cover depending on their age. Our Customer Protect Superior Warranty is designed to cover you against the inconvenience, stress and cost if any Mechanical or Electrical part within your vehicle breaks down. To find out more please watch the video below. If you would like to download a file listing the Parts that are covered with our Superior Warranty please click here customer protect superior.pdf

Our Superior Warranty includes the following components:

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RTI/ GAP Asset Protection

For additional peace of mind, Blackshaws can provide RTI/ GAP Asset Protection for your vehicle. If you would like to find out more please click on this link RTI GAP Asset Protection Information

Breakdown Cover

We also offer Breakdown Cover. APG Assist is administered on our behalf by Call Assist which operates a 24 hour, 365 days-a-year service for you to contact should your vehicle experience a Breakdown.

The Call Assist Rescue Controllers are trained to the highest degree and are backed by the latest computer technology and mapping facilities together with a fully trained network of Recovery Operators throughout the UK.


If your vehicle suffers a breakdown, this includes running out of fuel, help will be sent to the scene of the breakdown and we will pay call out fees and mileage charges needed to repair or assist with the vehicle.

At Home

A Recovery Operator will be despatched to your home address or within a one mile radius. Attempts will be made to repair your vehicle on the spot. If a repair is not possible they will transport your vehicle to the nearest repairing garage.

MOT Test Guarantee

If you're concerned in case your vehicle fails its next MOT test why not consider purchasing an MOT Test Guarantee? This will cover the cost of repairs, replacement parts, labour and VAT up to a claim limit of £300.00.

To find out more you can download our MOT Test Guarantee leaflet by clicking on the link below:

MOT Test Guarantee leaflet.pdf

For further information about any of the above products please contact Blackshaws on Alnwick 01665 602123 or Morpeth 01665 719519.

Contactless Buying

Blackshaws offers contactless buying so that you can select and purchase a vehicle from the comfort and safety of your own home. Below is a short video explaining some of the interactive features on our website and then below that a simple guide to contactless buying at Blackshaws. It will take you through the various stages of the process. At any point please feel free to give us a call if you have questions or would like some advice. Our Alnwick Sales number is 01665 602202 and our Morpeth Sales number is 01670 719478.

MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (3)The first stage of our contactless buying process is your vehicle search. This could be a brand new Suzuki, MG, SsangYong or Isuzu vehicle in which case you should visit the New Car pages of our website. Alternatively, you may be looking for a Used vehicle in which case you should visit Used Cars so that you can browse through all the vehicles we have in stock.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (4)During your search process you may want to find out how much your current vehicle is worth. Therefore we have instant valuation buttons on all our New and Used car pages. Simply click the button, enter a few details about your vehicle and you'll be able to get an instant valuation.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (5)Once you have narrowed down your search you may like to see further images of your selected vehicle. To help with your purchase decision we can provide you with a personalised video which could include close ups of any parts of the vehicle that you would like to see in more detail. We can also arrange a self test drive at your home or place of work if you live within a 30 mile radius of our dealership.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (6)Before making a final decision many of our customers value a discussion with our friendly sales team. Therefore we're now offering Zoom appointments which can be booked by phoning Alnwick 01665 602202 or Morpeth 01670 719478. Alternatively you can click the Zoom appointment buttons on all our New and Used car pages.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (7)If you've reached a decision about the vehicle you'd like to buy you can now reserve your vehicle for £99.00 in our Virtual Showroom which is located in the top right of all our Used car pages. This will take you to a secure online payment portal and a member of our Sales Team will contact you to finalise your purchase.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (8)Once you enter our Virtual Showroom you can also apply for finance for your vehicle. Simply follow the instructions on the screen and supply the required details including your address, work history and bank information. The whole process can be completed within 7 minutes.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (9)As part of our contactless buying experience all paperwork can now be handled electronically. Once you decide to proceed with your purchase you will be sent various documents which can be signed remotely after you've had time to fully check everything in the comfort of your own home.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (10)Once you've made your purchase we can arrange to have your vehicle delivered to your home. We charge £1 per mile (minimum charge £20) and we can deliver anywhere in the UK (mainland only). We can also arrange a follow up video call if you have further questions about the controls on your new vehicle.
MG 3 Excite Vti-Tech at Blackshaws (11)Alternatively you may prefer to use our socially distanced click & collect service. Our Sales Executives are required to maintain a safe distance during the collection process and your new vehicle and keys will be fully sanitised prior to collection.

We hope that the above guide has been useful to show you how easy it is to purchase a vehicle online from Blackshaws. For added reassurance we also operate a 14 day cancellation policy if you wish to return your vehicle for any reason.

Over the last few months we have sold hundreds of vehicles remotely using our contactless service. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions on Alnwick 01665 602202 or Morpeth 01670 719478 or you can email us at [emailprotected] or [emailprotected]


What is the crash test rating for MG3? ›

The MG 3 was crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2014 and achieved a three-star rating.

How many MPG does a MG3 1.5 VTI Tech get? ›

MPG and fuel costs: What does a MG3 cost to run? "The dated 1.5-litre engine doesn't look very good in terms of fuel economy. It averages just 42.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, which is way off the 53.3mpg claimed by the entry-level 1.1-litre Ford Fiesta."

Does MG3 excite have cruise control? ›

Rear parking sensors. 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Wired Apple CarPlay. Cruise control.

Does MG3 excite have sat nav? ›

The Excite also includes GPS sat nav as standard, and steps up the sound system to be a six-speaker unit with “Full Vehicle Yamaha 3D Sound Field”.

What are the problems with MG3? ›

The most serious is that the timing chain on early models can stretch and skip a cog, leading to rough running, poor starting and eventual engine failure. An upgraded chain is available to prevent this from happening again, and later cars shouldn't have this problem.

Is MG cars unreliable? ›

Thankfully, MG has consistently proved itself to be an excellent choice when it comes to choosing a reliable car. For drivers looking for a dependable and affordable car, the range of MG vehicles offers the perfect solution.

How good are MG cars? ›

MG performed reasonably well in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey coming ninth out of 32 brands, behind Hyundai and Kia, but ahead of Peugeot. Better still, the MG ZS EV was the most reliable electric car in the survey, and you get a seven-year (80,000-mile) manufacturer warranty as standard.

What is the fuel average for a MG3 car? ›

The MG 3 fuel average is around 6.7L/100 km and has a fuel capacity of about 45 liters.

Does the MG3 have parking sensors? ›

MG 3 Excite

Also standard is a height-adjustable driver's seat, multi-function steering wheel and rear parking sensors.

Is MG a cheap brand? ›

The MG ZS is certainly very affordable so if you're after an SUV on a budget but don't want to buy something older that will potentially go wrong, it makes a case for itself as a cheap but practical SUV. However, many other similar-sized SUVs are much better, but also more expensive.

What is the difference between the MG 3 core and excite? ›

The MG3 Core with Nav is a great choice for those who want a car with reliable navigation and safety features, while the MG3 Excite offers a more luxurious and personalized driving experience. And with a range of color options available for each variant, you can truly make your MG3 your own.

Is MG a Chinese brand? ›

MG is Chinese owned as are brands like Volvo and Lotus. We've driven MG's two newest SUV models and they are decent but still have progress to make to match the best from brands like Hyundai and VW.

Are MG engines good? ›

Some are average, others quite disappointing, but overall MG's dependability is nothing to shout about. In a Telegraph survey in 2013 about engine reliability, MG actually came out as the worst car brand for engine reliability. They found that 1 in 13 MG's failed.

What is VTi Tech engine? ›

The VTi Engine (Variable Valve Lift and Timing injection) is a variable valve timing (VVT) system for car engines created jointly by both PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Group from the BMW VALVETRONIC concept.

What fuel is best for MG3? ›

It uses Premium Unleaded Petrol fuel. The 2021 MG3 was sold with an engine size of 1.5L and with four-cylinder.

Is MG3 a good buy? ›

The MG3 sits at the affordable end of the small hatch market, but it doesn't feel like a cheap product. Instead, it's one of the most underrated small cars on the market, even if it's beginning to show its age after seven years in production. Excellent value for money, great handling, long list of equipment.

How many miles can you get on a full tank MG3? ›

Specs Overview
Power (bhp)104 bhp
Acceleration 0-60 mph10.6 secs
Range504 miles
Insurance group get an insurance quote?4
Annual road tax£150 - £180 See all rates
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Does an MG3 have a timing belt? ›

Why would my MG MG3 need a timing chain replacement? A timing chain or belt on a MG MG3 makes sure the crankshaft and camshaft are in time and the valves are opening and closing at the precise moment to coincide with the cylinder combustion.

What is the problem with MG cars? ›

There have been several reports of problems with the engine on the MG ZS, whereby drivers have experienced a loss in engine performance, engine noise, as well as frequent misfires in some cases. A loss in engine power accompanied by other symptoms could be caused by a number of different potential problems going on.

What was the best year for MG? ›

The best-selling MG of all time, the MGB roadster, arrived in 1962. It's arguably the first modern MG, since it was the first car from the marque to use monocoque construction, rather than a separate chassis as the MGA and others had.

Is an MG a luxury car? ›

Sophisticated Style. The MG is badge synonymous with decades of style and luxurious design.

What are MG cars known for? ›

Who Are MG? MG is a British automotive marque founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s, and M.G. Car Company Limited was the British sports car manufacturer that made the marque famous. Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG also produced saloons and coupés, with engines up to three litres in size.

Who builds MG engines? ›

MG's parent company is SAIC Motor (Shanghai Automobile Industry Corporation). SAIC Motor is the 7th largest car manufacturer in the world and was the first automobile group in China with annual sales exceeding 7 million units.

Are all MG cars made in China? ›

MG Motor designs, develops and markets cars sold under the British MG marque, while vehicle manufacturing takes place at its plants in China, Thailand, and India.

Which MG car is most fuel efficient? ›

Among the MG Philippines vehicles subjected to the test, the MG 5 Alpha variant registered the highest fuel-efficiency rating: 20.20kpl.

Can you put 91 in a MG? ›

But it seems MG Australia has now confirmed that the car will be happy on 91-octane fuel, so that's good news for you and your wallet. Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice.

How many miles per gallon does a MG MGB get? ›

Fuel consumption was just under 20 mpg.

Does the MG3 have auto lights? ›

Standard equipment for the entry-level Core includes 15-inch alloy wheels and a space-saver spare wheel, tartan finish cloth seats, halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, auto on/off lights, manual air conditioning (not climate control), electric windows and mirrors, a leather steering wheel with audio ...

Does the MG3 have power steering? ›

MG3 Auto will keep your eyes on the prize, with hydraulic power steering. No need to take your hands off the wheel with the MG M3 Auto Steering Wheel Mounted Controls.

Do MG cars have an app? ›

The MG iSMART app helps you quickly locate your vehicle and check it's safe to drive at the touch of a button. Plus, you can use the remote control to pre-set the air conditioning to a comfortable temperature before you've even stepped inside. Determine the exact location of your car.

What is the best MG model? ›

MG ZS range claims Drive Best Overall Value Car of the Year Award for 2021. We are delighted to announce that the ZS small SUV range has been awarded the Best Overall Value prize in the 2021 Drive Car of the Year awards.

Why MG is not sold in USA? ›

United States

The MG TD was introduced in 1949. In the 1950s, MG faced stiffer competition from other imported vehicles such as Austin-Healey, Triumph, Jaguar, and Mercedes. By 1980, the MG story in the United States had ended as the company folded while facing even more manufacturers that cannibalized its sales.

When did MG go out of business? ›

MG Rover's best year for car sales was their first full year of business, in 2001 – when they sold over 170,000 cars. In 2004 their sales had declined to around 120,000. The company ceased trading on 8 April 2005, with debts of over £1.4 billion, after a proposed alliance with SAIC collapsed.

What car is similar to MG3? ›

The Dacia and MG are closely matched. But in the final reckoning, the Sandero gets the nod, thanks in no small part to its lower price, eager engine and smoother ride. It doesn't look as trendy as the MG and isn't as sharp to drive, but it has a more durable cabin and should cost less to run.

Does MG excite have cruise control? ›

All HS variants come equipped with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert, and speed sign recognition.

Does the MG Excite have heated seats? ›

This particular model boasts stand out features including MG Pilot driver assistance aids, 10" colour touchscreen satnav, 360' parking camera and heated front seats. Includes MG's marketing leading 7 year MG warranty.

Is MG owned by Mazda? ›

Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG also produced saloons and coupés, with engines up to three litres in size and 3.5 L in the case of the MGB GT V8. The marque is now owned by Chinese state-owned automaker SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.

Why is MG called Chinese? ›

MG Motor is a British brand that was acquired by China's largest automaker SAIC Motor. SAIC entered the Indian market through the MG Motor brand and launched its first car here in 2019.

Are Chinese cars reliable? ›

Chery, Haval, FAW, represented in Ukraine, are in the “middle”, and Chery Jetour is one of the outsiders in the quality rating. The China Car Quality Network has published a quality rating of Chinese car brands for 2022 for ICE cars and electric cars separately.

Is an MG3 safe? ›

MG3 now holds a Vehicle Safety Risk Rating - for vehicles that don't have an ANCAP or Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) – also of three stars.

How fast does the MG3 fire? ›

MG 3 machine gun
MG 3
Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
ActionRecoil-operated, roller locked
Rate of fire800–950 rounds/min or 1,000–1,200 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity820 m/s (2,690 ft/s)
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Is MG car a good choice? ›

It's not perfect but is good value for money and so far has performed fairly well. Spacious interior, good front and side visibility, willing engine and precise steering. Internal finishes are satisfactory given the price, switchgear and controls are reasonably intuitive to use.

Does MG3 have airbags? ›

The MG3 takes your safety seriously, engineered to the highest specifications and utilising the following key safety features: 6 Airbags. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system.

Are MG cars good and reliable? ›

MG performed reasonably well in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey coming ninth out of 32 brands, just behind Mazda and Kia, but ahead of Citroën, Skoda and Ford.

Is MG a reliable car make? ›

MG HS reliability

MG owners rated the brand's overall reliability particularly poorly, with 35% of MG owners reporting a fault in the first year of ownership in the 2022 Driver Power survey, but the mood improved when it came to value for money.

What is the fastest firing rifle? ›

AO-63 assault rifle
Rate of fire850-6000rpm
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Is MG a supercar? ›

By June of the same year a deal was completed and the MG X80 project was up and running. MG Rover now had a toehold in Modena, the traditional heartland of the Italian Supercar industry.

Does MG3 have power steering? ›

MG3 Auto will keep your eyes on the prize, with hydraulic power steering. No need to take your hands off the wheel with the MG M3 Auto Steering Wheel Mounted Controls.

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