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2019 MG ZS ESSENCE Specifications

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About the 2019 MG ZS ESSENCE

The 2019 MG ZS ESSENCE is a front-wheel drive four-door wagon that was released to the Australian market on 01/11/2017 classified as a . The ZS is regarded as a small SUV built in China with prices from a dealer as a used car starting at $22,900.

The ZS is a front-wheel drive 4 door with 5 seats, powered by a 1.0L TURBO 3 engine that has 82 kW of power (at 5200 rpm) and 160 Nm of torque (at 1800 rpm) via a Six-speed Automatic. MG claims the ZS ESSENCE uses 6.7L/100km of Unleaded Petrol in the combined city and highway cycle while putting out 157g of CO2. It has a 48L fuel tank, meaning it should be able to travel 716km per full tank.

The ZS measures 1644mm (64.7 inches) in height, 4314mm (169.8 inches) in length, 1809mm (71.2 inches) in width with a 2585mm (101.8 inches) wheelbase that brings about a total of 1245kg (2744.8 lbs) of unladen weight. The ZS ESSENCE comes standard with 215/50 R17 front tyres and 215/50 R17 rear tyres. It requires a service every 6 months or 10,000 km, whichever comes first.

The 2019 MG ZS ESSENCE has a 164mm ground clearance.

The ZS has received a 5 star rating from ANCAP. The VIN number can be found on the Under Driver Seat On Floor and the compliance plate is located on the Lower of Driver Side C-Pillar. An example VIN number would be similar to LSJW74C9*HS123456.


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Used Price From Dealer$22,900
Trade-In Value$18,100
Body Stylefour-door wagon
Release date01/11/2017
Discontinued date31/01/2019
Drive typeFWD
VIN plate locationUnder Driver Seat On Floor
Compliance plate locationLower of Driver Side C-Pillar
VIN ExampleLSJW74C9*HS123456
Country of originChina
SegmentSmall SUV
Safety ANCAP rating5 stars
Number of doors4
Seating capacity5
MG ZS ESSENCE Engine Specifications
Size999cc, 1.0L
Power @ RPM 82kW @ 5200rpm (110.0 hp)
Torque @ RPM160Nm @ 1800rpm (118.0 lb-ft)
Cylindersturbocharged three-cylinder
Number of Valves12
Euro RatingEURO 5
Compression ratio-
Power/weight ratio65.9kw/tonne
MG ZS ESSENCE Drivetrain and Wheels
TransmissionSix-speed Automatic
Drive typefront-wheel drive
Turning circle-
Brake (front) typeDISC - VENTILATED
Brake (rear) typeDISC
Front tyre & wheel size215/50 R17 - 7x17
Rear tyre & wheel size215/50 R17 - 7x17
Front suspension typeMacPherson strut, Coil Spring, Height corrector
Rear suspension typeTorsion beam, Coil Spring, Height corrector
MG ZS ESSENCE Fuel Specifications
Fuel tank capacity48L
Fuel consumption (combined average)6.7L / 100km
Fuel consumption city (average)8.4L / 100km
Fuel consumption highway (average)5.7L / 100km
Vehicle range716.4km (445.2 miles)
Emission standardEURO 5
E10 compatibleYES
CO2 emissions (combined)157g / 100km
CO2 emissions (city)196g / 100km
CO2 emissions (highway)134g / 100km
MG ZS ESSENCE Dimensions
Length4314mm (169.8 inches)
Width1809mm (71.2 inches)
Height1644mm (64.7 inches)
Wheelbase2585mm (101.8 inches)
Front track1529mm (60.2 inches)
Rear track1536mm (60.5 inches)
Ground clearance164mm (6.5 inches)
Unladen weight1245kg (2744.8 lbs)
Gross Vehicle Mass-
Gross Combination Mass-
MG ZS ESSENCE Towing Capacity
Braked towing capacity-
Unbraked towing capacity500kg (1102.3 lbs)
Warranty length84 months
Warranty distanceUnlimited km
Service interval (km)10,000 km
Service interval (months)6 months
Standard Features
  • 12 Volt Power Outlet
  • Automatically Activated Hazard Lights
  • Dual Front Airbags Package
  • Anti-lock Braking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Apple Car Play
  • Automatic Door Locks
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Ambient Temperature Display
  • AUX/USB Input Socket
  • 17 Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles
  • Bottle Holders - Front Seats
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Cargo Cover
  • Cup Holders - Front Seats
  • Chrome Highlight - Interior
  • Central Locking Remote Control
  • Child Proof Rear Door Locks
  • Contrast Stitching
  • Child Seat Anchor Points
  • Collapsible Steering Column
  • Chrome Surround - Front Fog Lights
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Dust & Pollen Filter
  • Door Pockets - Front Seat
  • Daytime Running Lights - LED
  • Dusk Sensing Headlights
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Fog Lights - Front
  • Fog Lights - Rear
  • Headrests - Adjustable on All Seats
  • Head Airbags
  • Headlights - Coming/Leaving Home Function
  • Halogen Headlights
  • Headlights On Warning
  • Headlights - Manual Levelling
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
  • Intermittent Wipers - Front
  • Intermittent Wipers - Rear
  • Leather Accented Trim
  • Luggage/Cargo Area Light/s
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Multi-function Control Screen
  • Multi-function Display
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Map/Reading Lights - Front
  • Push Button Start
  • Parking Distance Control Rear
  • Premium Gear Knob
  • Projector Headlights
  • Power Mirrors With Indicators
  • Power Windows - Driver With One-Touch Operation
  • Roof Rails
  • Rollover Protection System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Reversing Camera
  • Rear View Mirror Day/Night
  • Rear Window Demister
  • Side Airbags
  • Seatbelts - Load Limiters Front Seats
  • Seatbelts - Lap/Sash for All Seats
  • Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats
  • Seatbelts - Reminder for All Seats
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
  • Speed Dependent Volume Control
  • Split Fold Rear Seat
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Solid Paint
  • Seatback Pockets - Front Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Sound System with 6 Speakers
  • Speed Sensitive Power Steering
  • Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors
  • Spare Wheel - Space Saver/Temporary
  • Trip Computer
  • Tail Lights - Special
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Optional Features
  • Metallic Paint - $499
  • Metallic Paint Premium - $599