2018 MG MG3 CORE

2018 MG MG3 CORE Specifications

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About the 2018 MG MG3 CORE

The 2018 MG MG3 CORE is a front-wheel drive four-door hatchback that was released to the Australian market on 01/10/2016 classified as a . The MG3 is regarded as a light car built in China with prices from a dealer as a used car starting at A$10,300.

The MG3 is a front-wheel drive 4 door with 5 seats, powered by a 1.5L INLINE 4 engine that has 78 kW of power (at 6500 rpm) and 137 Nm of torque (at 4500 rpm) via a Five-speed Manual. MG claims the MG3 CORE uses 5.8L/100km of Premium Unleaded Petrol in the combined city and highway cycle while putting out 136g of CO2. It has a 45L fuel tank, meaning it should be able to travel 776km per full tank.

The MG3 measures 1507mm (59.3 inches) in height, 4018mm (158.2 inches) in length, 1728mm (68.0 inches) in width with a 2520mm (99.2 inches) wheelbase that brings about a total of 1103kg (2431.7 lbs) of unladen weight. The MG3 CORE comes standard with 185/70 R14 front tyres and 185/70 R14 rear tyres. It requires a service every 12 months or 15,000 km, whichever comes first.

The 2018 MG MG3 CORE has a 133mm ground clearance with a 200kg braked and 200kg unbraked towing capacity.

The VIN number can be found on the RHS - Front Suspension Tower and the compliance plate is located on the Transmission Tunnel RHS. An example VIN number would be similar to LSJZ14#!@&*ABCDEF.


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MG MG3 CORE Details
Used Price From DealerA$10,300
Trade-In ValueA$7,300
Body Stylefour-door hatchback
Release date01/10/2016
Discontinued date31/08/2018
Drive typeFWD
VIN plate locationRHS - Front Suspension Tower
Compliance plate locationTransmission Tunnel RHS
VIN ExampleLSJZ14#!@&*ABCDEF
Country of originChina
SegmentLight Car
Safety ANCAP ratingNot tested
Number of doors4
Seating capacity5
MG MG3 CORE Engine Specifications
Size1498cc, 1.5L
Power @ RPM 78kW @ 6500rpm (104.6 hp)
Torque @ RPM137Nm @ 4500rpm (101.0 lb-ft)
Number of Valves16
Euro RatingEURO 5
Compression ratio10.5
Power/weight ratio70.7kw/tonne
Bore/stroke75mm × 84.8mm (3.0in × 3.3in)
MG MG3 CORE Drivetrain and Wheels
TransmissionFive-speed Manual
Drive typefront-wheel drive
Turning circle10.4m (34.1 ft)
Brake (front) typeDISC - VENTILATED
Brake (rear) typeDRUM
Front tyre & wheel size185/70 R14 - 5.5x14
Rear tyre & wheel size185/70 R14 - 5.5x14
Front suspension typeMacPherson strut
Rear suspension typeTorsion bar
MG MG3 CORE Fuel Specifications
Fuel tank capacity45L
Fuel consumption (combined average)5.8L / 100km
Fuel consumption city (average)7.5L / 100km
Fuel consumption highway (average)4.9L / 100km
Vehicle range775.9km (482.1 miles)
Emission standardEURO 5
E10 compatible-
CO2 emissions (combined)136g / 100km
CO2 emissions (city)173g / 100km
CO2 emissions (highway)114g / 100km
MG MG3 CORE Dimensions
Length4018mm (158.2 inches)
Width1728mm (68.0 inches)
Height1507mm (59.3 inches)
Wheelbase2520mm (99.2 inches)
Front track1505mm (59.3 inches)
Rear track1493mm (58.8 inches)
Ground clearance133mm (5.2 inches)
Unladen weight1103kg (2431.7 lbs)
Gross Vehicle Mass1685kg (3714.8 lbs)
Gross Combination Mass-
MG MG3 CORE Towing Capacity
Braked towing capacity200kg (440.9 lbs)
Unbraked towing capacity200kg (440.9 lbs)
MG MG3 CORE Warranty
Warranty length72 months
Warranty distanceUnlimited km
MG MG3 CORE Servicing
Service interval (km)15,000 km
Service interval (months)12 months
MG MG3 CORE Options
Standard Features
  • Dual Front Airbags Package
  • Anti-lock Braking
  • Air Conditioning
  • AUX/USB Input Socket
  • Central Locking
  • Child Seat - ISOFIX Anchorage System
  • Cloth Trim
  • Daytime Running Lights - LED
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Head Airbags
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • MP3 Compatible Audio/CD Player
  • Paint Colour Special
  • Power Windows
  • Side Airbags
  • Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
  • Sound System with 4 Speakers
  • Trip Computer
  • Tyre Repair Kit
  • Vehicle Stability Control
Optional Features-