E2 Series 1971 - 1977
1971 Bogliq Exordium
New Exordium is the first Bogliq to be fitted with Radial tyres!!!
The E2 Exordium was just what the market ordered. It was a faithful, fun and frugal companion who was chock full of surprise and delight features. But the designers, being used to larger cars, hadn’t allowed enough room in the engine bay for easy access to the accessory belts and harmonic balancer. This wasn’t an issue for drivers but it was a bugbear among owners and the auto maintenance industry, since no-one likes getting their hands jammed into tight spots, so Bogliq tried a smaller engine. Wen that solution wasn’t proving as promising as they’d like, a new model was commissioned.
At the same time, tyre manufacturer Goodstone approached Bogliq about Radial tyres. The management agreed to aid in data gathering and market acceptance, but only if Goodstone also went all in, gearing up to supply the entire Bogliq range in 1972. The deal was struck and the Exordium would be the guinea pig.
The results were heartening indeed. Fuel economy improve, handling improved and acceleration improved; it was a win/win scenario all the way to the bank! Bogliq USA then implemented the remainder of the plan, with the entire range of Bogliq product running Goodstone Radial tyres by the end of 1972.
Exordium Mk 1 Model Range
518B3 - $1,969 Driveaway, $59 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 47Kw, 4M, 174Km/h, 14.6s 0-100, 9L/100) Reliability: 62.3. (Relevant Category: Family Utility B - C: 80 A: 38.6%)
518B4 - $1,999 Driveaway, $63 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 1.8L I4, 47Kw, 3A, 163Km/h, 18.8s 0-100, 9.5L/100) Reliability: 61.2. (Relevant Category: Family B - C: 100.1 A: 37.1%)
518B5 - $1,999 Driveaway, $63 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 47Kw, 3A, 163Km/h, 18.9s 0-100, 9.6L/100) Reliability: 61.2. (Relevant Category: Family Utility B - C: 96.4 A: 37.7%)
514G3 - $1,859 Driveaway, $55 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 1.4L I4, 30Kw, 4M, 150Km/h, 21.2s 0-100, 8.2L/100) Reliability: 64.8. (Relevant Category: City B - C: 88.6 A: 38.4%)
514G5 - $1,909 Driveaway, $60 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.4L I4, 30Kw, 3A, 145Km/h, 28.2s 0-100, 8.3L/100) Reliability: 63.6. (Relevant Category: City B - C: 97.1 A: 34.9%)
1974 Bogliq Exordium Mark 2
Mk 2 Exordium focussed on efficiency upgrades despite tight budgets.
Bogliq USA could have kept the Mk 1 version of the Exordium in production, indeed some in management felt the Mk 2 was a phyyric victory, but the Mk 2 was greenlit in order to lighten the load on customer’s wallets. All Mk 2 Exordium models come standard with a four speed manual, the engine has been significantly improved in fuel efficiency and there are different coloured cars in the brochures! All in all, it’s a big win/win for customers, Bogliq USA and anyone who tends to lose their car in the carpark, hahaha!
Exordium Mk 2 Model Range
518B3 - $2,369 Driveaway, $72 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 37Kw, 161Km/h, 19.3s 0-100, 8.6L/100) Reliability: 63.2
*518B4 - $2,369 Driveaway, $72 p.a. servicing (4dr Sedan, 1.8L I4, 37Kw, 161Km/h, 19.9s 0-100, 8.7L/100) Reliability: 63.2
518B5 - $2,369 Driveaway, $72 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.8L I4, 37Kw, 161Km/h, 20s 0-100, 8.7L/100) Reliability: 63.2
514G3 - $2,265 Driveaway, $70 p.a. servicing (3dr Hatch, 1.4L I4, 34Kw, 157Km/h, 20.6s 0-100, 9.1L/100) Reliability: 63.2
514G5 - $2,265 Driveaway, $70 p.a. servicing (5dr Hatch, 1.4L I4, 34Kw, 156Km/h, 21.2s 0-100, 9.3L/100) Reliability: 63.2