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Ten percent power boost for MG Rover diesels

16th November 2007 Print
Ten percent power boost for MG Rover diesels Owners of diesel powered Rover 75 and MG ZT models can now boost their engine’s performance by more than 10 percent with the relaunch of XPart’s XPower diesel upgrade. The enhancement, which is available through XPart’s 240-strong AutoService centre network, raises power by 15bhp, reducing the 0-60mph time by up to ten percent. Towing capability is also improved with a 15 percent increase in torque across a wide rev range.

“Modern diesels now offer incredible levels of refinement and performance which has lead to a real growth in their popularity,” explains Don Lindsay, service marketing manager, XPart. “More than 40 percent of all new car sales in the UK are now diesel and the re-introduction of this performance upgrade gives owners of cars which are now a few years old, access to the performance levels enjoyed by the very latest diesels.”

XPart’s XPower diesel upgrades are performed using the T4 diagnostic equipment which was utilised by the original MG Rover franchise dealer network and is now standard across XPart’s AutoService centre network. To perform the upgrade, centres must order an installation pack which is unique to each vehicle.

The pack contains a software CD, a one-time use ECU unlock code which is tied to the vehicle’s VIN number and an owner’s certificate of authenticity. Once the pack has been delivered to the AutoService centre the performance upgrade can be made in a matter of minutes.

“As an established XPower product, owners can be confident that it has been developed within the tolerances specified by MG Rover’s original engineers,” adds Lindsay. “Although there are a number of competitive products available, the XPower product is the only one developed with factory approval giving owners the peace of mind that their engine will not be damaged by the upgrade as long as they continue to follow the normal servicing schedule.”

XPart’s diesel upgrade pack is available from any of its 240 AutoService centre or its accessories website ( for £199.99 plus VAT and installation.

XPart ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Logistics Services UK Limited, one of the automotive industry’s leading supply chain management companies. It has established a network of more than 240 XPart AutoService centres ( across the UK, providing franchise-quality repair at aftermarket rates. Its product range contains more than 33,000 parts for all makes of vehicle and since 2001, it has been responsible for the supply of genuine MG Rover parts.

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Ten percent power boost for MG Rover diesels