How fast is MG Gloster to reach the 100 kmph mark on the speedometer from a standstill? We find out the answer here.
MG Gloster is the upcoming full-size ladder-frame SUV from the Chinese-owned British brand. It is massive in terms of its overall dimensions. With a length of 4,985 mm, it is longer than a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is quite heavy too, with a kerb weight of nearly 2.5 tonnes. However, powering this behemoth is a 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine, which you might think is puny for a car this big. We too felt so. Therefore, we thought of testing out its performance against the clock (stopwatch here). The whole idea was to test how long does it takes to reach the 100 kmph mark on the speedometer. We made three attempts with air-conditioning turned off, while one last attempt was made with air-conditioning turned on.
Before we start, let’s get through the engine specifications of the Gloster first. It is a 2.0L twin-turbo oil burner, which develops a peak power output of 218 PS at 4,000 rpm and max torque of 480 Nm at 1,500-2,400 rpm. Transmission duties on the Gloster are performed by a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic. Also, the power is channelled to all four wheels of the SUV via a BorgWarner transfer case. Starting with the test, the Gloster took 12.20 seconds in the first attempt.
The next attempt, however, clocked a reduced time of 11.87 seconds. In the third and final run with air-conditioning turned off, 11.43 seconds is what Gloster took to reach the 100 kmph mark. For the sole attempt with the air-conditioning unit working at medium settings, the time recorded was 12.35 seconds. With these timings on our hand, we can comment that Gloster feels fast with all the heft that it lugs around.
MG Gloster comes loaded to the gills. It gets power-adjustable driver and co-driver seats. However, the driver seat also gets the massaging function along with memory seat settings. Furthermore, the Gloster comes equipped with L1 autonomous tech that aids it with auto park assist, adaptive cruise control, lane change alert, front collision alert, and emergency brake assist. The Gloster will go on sale by the first week of October. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, and Ford Endeavour.