2005 MG TF - UK Best-Seller
MG Press Release
08 Feb 2005
The UK's best-selling sports car - the MG TF - is now smoother riding and
even better equipped for all-round driving performance and pleasure.
Revised suspension calibration ensures a more compliant ride and improved
handling. The TF's appeal gets a step up for 2005 and now includes a heated
glass rear window, new alloy wheels and a more stylish interior.
"Owners love their MG TFs for their style and everyday versatility, so for
2005 we have improved both. The ride is more compliant and we have made the
handling responses more progressive on challenging roads," says Rob Oldaker,
MG Rover's Product Development director. "The heated glass rear window will
make the TF an easier car to live with, particularly in winter and once
inside I am confident owners will like the changes we have made to the
One of the key improvements to the 2005 MY TF specification is the new
heated glass rear screen. It provides improved rear vision in all weathers
and greater security.
TF 135 and 120 Stepspeed CVT automatic models are now distinguished with
attractive new V-spoke 15" alloy wheels, and 115 models feature the 15"
square spoke design. The performance flagship 160 models retains the
attractive 16" 11-spoke design.
MG's chassis engineers have improved the characteristics of the TF's
suspension in both ride compliance and improved handling dynamics. Spring
rates are lowered (20 and 30 per cent, front and rear respectively) with the
aim of improving comfort. Revised damper settings give more control
throughout the wheel travel so making the handling more progressive. The
front anti-roll bar diameter has increased (up from 19 to 21mm).
Another major contributor to the improvements for the best-selling TF 135
model is the new 15" Conti Premium Contact tyre, which incorporates a
stiffer sidewall for better 'control on the limit' behaviour.
Overall, the improvements ensure the TF is a more comfortable car in
everyday driving yet even easier to drive on challenging roads.
Enthusiasts will still be able to specify Sports suspension, with 10mm lower
ride-height and uprated dampers (Sports Pack 1).
New heating and ventilation controls include illumination for greater
night-time visibility and new 'Technical Grey' and 'Technical Black'
finishes are applied to the console, door inserts and instrument binnacle on
TF 135, 120 Stepspeed and 160, dependent on the interior colourway chosen.
The desirable Alcantara(r) / leather trim is now standard on 160 models,
available in black, grey or red, and now also in blue or green.
All TFs now feature remote central locking, superlocking, CD Tuner (plus
TF 160), leather steering wheel and handbrake grip, alloy gearknob and
electric heated mirrors. Front fog lamps are standard on all except TF 115.
2005 MG TF - NEW FEATURES SUMMARY
* Revised suspension settings - for greater ride comfort and improved
* New heated glass rear screen - improves visibility and security
* New 15" V-spoke alloy wheel for TF 135 and 120 Stepspeed
* A new Burgundy Red hood colour option (black, green, blue and grey
continue as alternative colour choices)
* Square spoke alloy wheels for TF 115
* Front fog lamps on TF 135, 120 Stepspeed and 160
* New chrome finish badging
* New 'Technical Grey' or 'Technical Black' finish for centre console, door
inserts and instrument binnacle in TF 135, 120 Stepspeed and TF 160
* CD Tuner (plus MP3 on TF 160) across all models
* Alloy gear knob and leather steering wheel across all models
* New illuminated heater controls across all models
* New Sebring/leather seats on 120/135 models
* Alcantara(r) trim (now standard equipment on 160 models) also available in
Armada Blue and DeepSea Green
Performance and economy remain unaffected by the enhanced product
specifications. The on-the-road price for the TF 115 is Â£15,995, the TF 120
Stepspeed is Â£17,745, the TF 135 Â£18,595 and the TF 160 Â£20,495.
Source: MG Rover
London, England, United Kingdom
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Posted: 08 Feb 2005
From WikipediaThe MG F and later the MG TF are mid-engined, rear wheel drive roadster cars produced from 1995 onwards. The MG F was the first all-new car to bear the MG marque since the MG MGB, produced from 1962 to 1980. Production of the MG TF stopped in 2005, when MG Rover went into receivership, only to resume production in 2007 under the company's new owners Nanjing Automobile of China.
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