The MG ZT is a high-performance version of the car Rover 75 was made by MG Rover plant in Longbridge. There was also a station wagon version called the MG ZT -T. The design is similar to the Rover 75, with stronger springs and other suspension improvements for better roadholding care. Production began in the summer of 2001 and ended in mid- 2005 with the financial ruin of the MG Rover Group.


In October 2001, three years after the launch of the Rover 75 and a year after the detachment of the MG Rover Group from BMW, the MG ZT sedan and the station wagon MG ZT-T were introduced. In the development phase, these models were called X10 and X11.

The design of the car based on the Rover 75, but the models have a sportier and more aggressive look. Peter Stephens, designer of the McLaren F1, took the lead in the construction of the car.

In late summer 2003, the ultra-sporty version ZT 260 ( codenamed X12 and X13 ) was presented with the 4.6 liter V8 engine of the Ford Mustang. The model had to be changed for this purpose by front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive and was largely constructed from motorsport and engineering company Prodrive before it came to MG Rover again. The 4.6 L version is considered to be a genuine understatement car. The only externally visible difference between the 260s and other ZT are the quadruple exhaust pipes.

Also in 2003 was an aerodynamically optimized and with a 6- liter V8 ( 765 hp) equipped MG ZT-T, codenamed X15 is the fastest wagon in the world with a top speed of 360.9 km / h He reached this speed at the 55th annual Bonneville Speed ​​Week on the Bonneville Flats ( Utah).

In spring 2004, revised the design of the MG ZT and ZT-T models, so that they, like the rest of the model range, modern looked.

NAC in China bought MG Rover in July 2005, three months after the bankruptcy of the company. Production of the MG ZT ran in the spring of 2007 under the name MG 7 again.


  • ZT115/ZT115 CDT ( common- rail turbo-diesel BMW with 85 kW/115 hp)
  • ZT135/ZT135 CDTi ( common- rail turbo-diesel BMW with 96 kW/131 hp)
  • ZT120/ZT120 ( 1.8 -liter R4 Rover K-series engine with 88 kW/120 hp)
  • ZT160/ZT160 (initial derated 2.5 liter V6 Rover engine 118 kW/160 hp, later turbocharged 1.8 -liter R4- Rover K-series engine )
  • ZT180 ( 2.5 liter V6 Rover engine with Jatco automatic transmission, 130 kW/177 hp)
  • ZT190/ZT190 ( 2.5 liter V6 Rover engine, 140 kW/190 hp)
  • ZT260 ( 4.6 -liter V8 engine from the Ford Mustang, 191 kW/260 hp)

Offer in Germany

In Germany there was only the models ZT 190 is a 2.5-liter V6 engine with 140 kW, the ZT 260 with a 4.6 liter V8 with 191 kW ( engine from Ford ) and the ZT CDTi a 2.0 liter diesel with 96 kW.