Electric MG Dynamo Gets Driven
Autocar recently had the chance to test drive the MG Dynamo at the Silverstone circuit, UK.
As it turns out, the Dynamo, which is MG’s version of Chinese parent company SAIC Motor Roewe E50, received a positive opinion.
The interior is fine, the exterior look good and acceleration to 31 mph takes just 5.3 seconds. Autocar assumes that with right price it could be good selling car.
Some drawbacks are that the floor feels unnaturally high due batteries underneath and there is not much space for legs. Also, the trunk with a high loading lip is so small that it almost doesn’t exist.
Here is a summary of the test drive report:
“The ride, for instance, is excellent. The surface we tested the car on was pretty uneven, but the MG soaked it up with little complaint and plenty of aplomb. It also felt good in the corners, resisting roll well and possessing plenty of grip, with well-weighted steering that offered more feel than expected. The EV concept’s kerb weight of slightly more than a tonne probably helps here.”
“As with all EVs, maximum torque is available instantly and the modest 0-62mph time is probably less relevant than the car’s 0-31mph time, which is an impressive 5.3 seconds. The MG concept certainly feels quick enough for zipping about congested UK conurbations, although the regenerative braking effect is minimal when lifting off the throttle.”
“MG claims a range of between 50 and 71 miles. If this doesn’t sound a lot, it’s because the manufacturer says this is a ‘realistic’ range for someone who is driving the car with lights, wipers, the heater and radio on in winter months, draining the battery quicker. It’s also more than adequate for most UK commuting needs.”
Some spec data:
- 0-62mph 14.6 seconds
- Top speed 81mph
- Economy 50-71 miles
- CO2 0g/km
- Kerbweight 1080kg
- Engine Permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
- Installation Front-mounted motor, front-wheel drive
- Power 70bhp at 8000rpm
- Torque 114lb ft
- Gearbox CVT
Check out the full review at autocar.co.uk.