Mk1 v Mk 2 MG 5LR

I went to the Gridserve Electric Forecourt near Braintree on Saturday as I've temporarily lost my workplace charging. My Pre-FL topped out at 73kW around 50% SOC and was down to 7kW when I returned from Costa at 92% SOC. 55 minutes from 21%-92% on a 350 kw charger. No more than 6 of the 22 rapid chargers in use at any one time none of the fast chargers.
Thanks @Tweed98 I am hoping to achieve similar at Norwich as I suspect I will be quite low after 180 odd miles.
My highest was at the Osprey 150kw chargers at Banbury where at 34% SOC it went up to 93kW charging rate. Temperatures were ideal then at 25 degrees outside temp.
 
Thanks @Tweed98 I am hoping to achieve similar at Norwich as I suspect I will be quite low after 180 odd miles.
My highest was at the Osprey 150kw chargers at Banbury where at 34% SOC it went up to 93kW charging rate. Temperatures were ideal then at 25 degrees outside temp.
Blimey, I had read somewhere the 5 was capable of 100kw, best any of us had seen was 75kw. We've only had the 5s from October.
 
Blimey, I had read somewhere the 5 was capable of 100kw, best any of us had seen was 75kw. We've only had the 5s from October.
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All down to the circumstances. Stopped after 155 miles, weather warm 25 degrees (August), decent charger with only one other car charging on a bank of 6.
Journey was virtually all motorway M1, M40, 65mph set on ACC, A/C on all the way.... extrapolated range about 235 miles. As I said ..ideal conditions.
 
Its all about personal budget and taste.
I bought my Facelift Exclusive (Trophy in the UK) 2mmths ago.
There are many differences/ upgrades compared to the Mk1.
The LED headlights are amazing, well finished off interior with updated infotainment system, improved seats, dash etc etc.
Personally, I hated the look of the old model, the new one is definitely a marked improvement and gives the feels of a more current car.
The app is amazing - one of the cars strongest features in my opinion.
After owning the facelift, I would happily pay the extra for it compared to a Mk1.
There will be no comparison in resale value bewteen the Mk1 and Mk2 as the new model feels much more premium and current.
Again - all my personal opinions!
 
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I am seriously considering purchasing an MG5 after testing a Mk 2 Trophy back in Jan. We will by purchasing 2nd had so the main question is whether to but the cheaper Mk 1 Exclusive LR, or perhaps pay more for a Mk 2 Trophy. While I do prefer the Mk2 exterior and interior that alone isn't enough for more to pay thousands more. I would be interested in anyone's thoughts on the differences especially those who have owned both?
I wanted a trophy but the waiting list then was 5 months, so bought the MG 5 LR exclusive. Glad I did now cos range is the most important factor . I'm averaging 270 miles range. In temperatures of 21c.. I very rarely charge it to 100%. The weird thing is it does less milage per kWh when it is fully charged!!

I wanted a trophy but the waiting list then was 5 months, so bought the MG 5 LR exclusive. Glad I did now cos range is the most important factor . I'm averaging 270 miles range. In temperatures of 21c.. I very rarely charge it to 100%. The weird thing is it does less milage per kWh when it is fully charged!!
I get an average of 4.4 to 4.7 kWh .I love the video player, when I park up.
 
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