Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Rover 75 Connoisseur SE 2.0 V6, Penang

This car sure brings back memories of days in the UK! This is the elusive (Well, it is elusive in Malaysia anyway!) Rover 75. MG Malaysia's website furnished the following information ...

Rover 75 2.0 V6
The Rover 75 is reowned for its smooth, effortless power delivery, and this is true of of the 2.0 V6. This is the ideal profile for an executive car with serious motoring in mind. Efficient power delivery has the added benefit of lower fuel costs and lower environmental impact.

Engine Type KV6, 24valve, DOHC per bank with electronic multi-point fuel injection, programmed ignition and 3-way controlled catalyst.
Displacement 1997 cc , Max. output 150ps/ 6500rpm and Max. Torque 185Nm/ 4000rpm. Transmission JATCO 5-speed electronic control automatic.

Acceleration (0-100km/h) 10.8 sec
Max. Speed 127 mph (204km/h)
Braking System Servo-assisted diagonal split dual circuit system.
Front and rear disc (ventilated front).
Pad wear warning light.
Bosch 5.7 4 channel ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
Wheels / Tyre 17" Alloy wheels / 215/50 R17
Turning circle 11.36m
Suspension (Front) Macpherson strut with coil springs, gas filled dampers and anti-roll bar. Suspension (Rear) Z-axle with coil springs,gas filled dampers, anti-dive and anti-squat geometry.

MG Malaysia's website goes on to describe other variants such as the Rover 75 1.8 Turbo.
The innovative 1.8 litre turbo-charged engine marks a remarkable step in engineering achievement. The 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo configuration features intercooling and high-flow injectors for sparkling performance, while the torque curve is close to the ideal flat profile, putting generous pulling power at your disposal irrespective of engine speed. says ... I drove the 1.8 turbo as a hire car in the UK and it was one very fast vehicle. At 110 mph it was still steady as a rock, that's 180 km/h in our "currency"! Very refined, and just so smooth. Poor man's Jag? Perhaps!

Penang dealer: Brooklands Motors Sdn. Bhd.1679-G1 Highway Auto City, North South Highway, Juru Interchange, 13600 Prai, Penang.
Tel: +604 502 3633

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