Vehicle manufacturers are now beginning to deliver a dual
fuel alternative to Petrol and Diesel. For example, Rover
now have a range of LPG installation kits specifically for
Rover and MG vehicles. Other manufacturers are soon to join
MG ROVER GROUP
25, 45, 75, 75 TOURER
MG Rover Group is committed to being among the leaders
in automotive development and, in anticipation of the rapidly
growing popularity of LPG, have developed an LPG conversion
for all Rover and MG models (except TF), including their
1.4, 1.6, 1.8 (naturally aspirated) and 2.5 V6 K Series
Liquid Petroleum Gas is a mixture of Propane and Butane
that comes from oil refining and natural gas fields. It
is a cleaner fuel than petrol because it contains less CO2,
fewer oxides of nitrogen, fewer hydrocarbons and a lower
level of contaminants such as sulphur.
But LPG not only offers the motorist a cleaner fuel it
offers a more cost-effective one too - mainly because of
the lower duty imposed by the government.
significant savings, backed by government incentives, and
the increasing pressure to control emission levels have
fueled LPG's remarkable growth. There are already around
filling stations in the UK - and the number is growing
MG Rover has developed their unique LPG conversions, in
partnership with EcoGas
Systems Ltd, sole distributor of Landi
Renzo - one of the world's leading producers of natural
gas and LPG control systems for automobiles. Backed by years
of research, Landi Renzo are continually developing new
projects and components that can be used to create increasingly
advanced and eco-friendly fuel supply systems. Initially,
the conversions produced for MG Rover will be available
for manual cars powered by their 1.8 and 2.5 V6 K Series
award-winning K series engines are well known for their
superb mid-range acceleration, top-end performance and vigorous
pull throughout the torque range. The LPG conversion simply
adds exceptional economy and low emissions to these qualities.
LPG conversion will be available on manual cars powered
by the 1.8i and 2.5 V6 engines, which includes the Rover
25, Rover 45 five door and saloon, and the Rover 75 saloon
and tourer. Converted cars will be able to switch between
petrol and gas at the touch of a button.
MG Rover Model Availability
For an idea of Rover Model availability, please click
here for information
Costs & Benefits
The total cost of conversion for all eligible MG or Rover
vehicles ranges from £2,150 to £3255 inc VAT,
dependant upon derivative. But the average motorist will
immediately cut fuel costs substantially. And companies
with large fleets that decide to have their own fuel supply
can save even more.
What's more, the Government has introduced several measures
to encourage the switch to more environmentally friendly
methods of travel.
For a start, they are giving Powershift
Grants administered by the Energy Saving Trust that
will cover up to 60% of the cost of conversion to LPG. (To
find out more about these, visit www.powershift.org.uk).
Note: Grants are not available retrospectively and must
be applied for in advance of making a vehicle purchase.
installation of a LPG fuel system in a Rover car will only
delay the vehicle delivery by 1 to 2 days and where available
will be installed by their dealer installation team. However,
Central Garage (Carcroft) is one of only 11 Approved Installers
in the UK who are authorised to install Landi Renzo LPG
systems on Rover cars.
This installation can be done before or after delivery
at you convenience.
Rover have kindly allowed us to reproduce their LPG Dual
Fuel Brochure in our web site and we have made it available
for you to download in PDF Format. You may be asked whether
you want to save or open the file, or it may open automatically
in a new browser window.
To view the brochure please click here:
LPG Dual Fuel Brochure (size 1487KB) - updated 01/02/2005
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Visit the Rover
/ MG web site
For details specific to your Rover vehicle, or to arrange
installation, please call John at Central Garage
TEL: 01302 722282