posted 7 years ago

New MG6 More Fuel Efficient

No panic please... but the MG6 has been poked and prodded in very personal places.

No panic please... but the MG6 has been poked and prodded in very personal places. The result is that this memorable machine is kinder to your wallet and the environment. As such it now returns 27.7mpg on the urban cycle rather than 26.1mpg, and the extra-urban figure has increased from 45.2mpg to 48.7mpg. This means the MG6 now averages 37.7mpg, up from 35.6mpg. Furthermore, its carbon emissions have fallen from 184g/km to 174g/km, reducing the cost of road tax by £50 for the first year, and by £20 thereafter. Excellent stuff.

Guy Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at MG Motor UK, said: “This is yet more good news from MG. It comes on top of a fantastic début by Jason Plato and Andy Neate in racing versions of the MG6 at the Brands Hatch opening races of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.” Mr Jones continued: ““We scooped the What Car? 2012 Security Award at the start of the year - and we are expanding our dealer network all the time so things are really going well for us. But most importantly, people are now realising what a great value for money package the MG6 is as well as being a fantastic car to drive.”

The MG6 is available as a practical five-door hatchback and a sleek saloon called the 'Magnette'. This branding has been revived from machines of the past. Every model is powered by a 1.8-litre 158bhp petrol engine, so it would be nice to have a few choices. An efficient diesel engine would be particularly welcome. Furthermore, the MG6's handling is more fun-focussed than some of its rivals, although it needs work to trump the best in class.