MG6 GT sports fastback – first all-new MG in the UK for 16 years
MG is a brand with a famous history and an exciting future and the launch of the eagerly awaited MG6 GT sports fastback marks the beginning of a new era.
The car was designed by a team led by Tony Williams-Kenny and the
engineering and development team was led by David Lindley. Both the Design Centre and the Technical Centre are based at the MG Birmingham site where final assembly of the MG6 GT also takes place.
A UK design and engineering staff of more than 300 professionals are based at the Birmingham operation. MG is owned by the SAIC Motor which is the largest automotive company in China and the 8th largest in the world.
China is the largest car market in the world with more than 20-million car sales in 2011. SAIC’s automotive sales reached a new record of 4.0-million units in 2011. Total new car sales in the UK last year totalled 1.9-million.
MG6 GT – MG is in its DNA
The MG brand has, down through its 88-year history, always signified a sporty brand, whether in saloon form or sports car. MG is characterised as being desirable yet affordable. It’s about fun and great driving dynamics.
These historic features remain as true of the MG6 GT sports fastback as any of its iconic predecessors. The MG6 GT is a spacious five-seater with huge boot space and a high standard specification. While most cars neatly fit into specific sectors of the market, the MG6 straddles the C and D sectors so it has an even broader
customer appeal. There are three trim levels: S, SE and TSE.
With front McPherson strut suspension and a multi-link rear set up, the MG6 handles like a much smaller sporty car which belies its size. Low running costs, with particularly low insurance group ratings (13E for the S and 14E for the SE
and TSE); mean that the MG6 GT is a practical five-seater family car as well as delivering a rewarding, involving drive. Seven external colours are offered: Burnt Orange, Pitch Black, Regal Red,
Union Blue, Granite Grey, Platinum Silver and Arctic White.
There are two internal trims: Charcoal Cloth and Graphite Leather.
All MG6 models have a Euro-NCAP 4-Star rating.
At a glance
Engine: 1.8-litre petrol turbocharged TCI-Tech (Turbocharged, intercooled
technology), four cylinder delivering 160PS (158bph)
Transmission: five-speed manual
Brakes: Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Suspension: McPherson strut front and multilink rear
Slip Control System (SCS) – traction control system
“Push to Go” start system
Parametric alarm and immobilizer system
Diver and front passenger airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system (SE and TSE models)
Three-point rear seat belts
Rear ISOFIX child seat anchorage
Side intrusion protection beams in front and rear doors
Hill hold control – prevents the car rolling backwards on hill starts
Width: (including mirrors) 2008mm
Height: (unladen) 1472mm
Luggage capacity: 472-litres (rear seats up), 1268-litres (rear seats folded
Front wheel track: 1558mm
Rear wheel track: 1555mm
Fuel capacity: 62-litres
Minimum turning circle diameter, kerb-to-kerb: 11.4
Unladen kerb weight: 1485kg (S), 1490kg (SE), 1495kg (TSE).
Gross vehicle train weight: 3490kg
Towing limit unbraked: 750kg
Towing limit braked: 1450kg
Combined fuel consumption: 37.7mpg (7.5 litres/100k)
Extra urban fuel consumption: 48.7mpg (5.8 litres/100k)
Urban fuel consumption: 27.7mpg (10.2litres/100k)
Bore × Stroke: 80mm × 89.3mm
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Maximum power: 160PS (158bhp)
Engine speed to develop maximum power: rev/min 5500
Maximum torque: Nm 215
Engine speed to develop maximum torque: rev/min 1750-4500
Top speed is restricted to 120 mph and 0-60 mph takes just 8.4 seconds.
While the S and SE models run on 17-inch alloys, the top-of-the range TSE has
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