:irked:wait till ex-tester shows up and posts "oh nooooes!! that car was made in the UK!"
Would I be right in thinking that cars sold in EU for 07 have to be Euro4 compliant to pass type approval?:irked:
Did you look towards the back of the picture ? There is nothing else on the line apart from the 4 cars ! Where were the build cards and suchlike ? :lol:
One other thing following on from the Auto Express article, the engine bay in the pictures shows an EU3 engine installation not EU4. Euro4 75/ZT had a different header tank, air cleaner, dirty air duct and fly by wire throttle.
Yes, they do have to be EU4 compliant. Not sure about the type approval though. I think from January 2008 they have to be EU5 !!Would I be right in thinking that cars sold in EU for 07 have to be Euro4 compliant to pass type approval?
Can anyone confirm that MG7s have acheived Type Approval for sale in EU?
Unless the cars comply with EU4 emission laws they cannot be sold in Europe. I would think NAC are working hard to get the engines up to EU4 standard. All the baseline work was done by MG Rover in 2004/5 so it shouldnt be too difficult.So unless the latest upgraded Ks are fitted to new cars they CANT be sold in the EU.
Puts the emphasis back on NAC I'd say.
They definitely cant sell cars made in UK back to the UK.....
What mods have they done to get Euro 4 compliance?
The engine fitted in the picture IS EU3, not a case of "may well be"!The engines fitted may well be EU3 models as they are for Chinese consumption. The EU4 engines are complete and will naturally be used over in the UK and in China for exports to countries LB doesn't export to.
If you want to buy one you should care ! No EU4, No sales in Europe or the UK, simple as that !extester, the general population doesn't care about EU3 or EU16.
that PR photo and articles weren't made so you can find out which engine they're using, it doesn't mean anything.