2012 MG6 GT and MG6 Magnette Get Reduced Emissions
The MG6 is the first all new car since they were taken over by Chinese company Shanghai Automotive. It was designed in Britain and is put together using parts and subassemblies from China. The only engine you can have is a 1.8-liter turbo with 158 bhp, which is enough for a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just under 9 seconds depending on the model.
But the deal-breaker has always been that for a cheap car it’s really expensive to run. But now, MG says they’ve dropped the CO2 figures from 184g/km to 174g/km which reduces the Vehicle Excise Duty by one band. This saves £50 on the first year’s road tax and £20 a year after that.
On the fuel front, you’re not going to be blown away by the new urban rating of 27.7 mpg (10.2 l/100km), or the extra urban 48.7 mpg (4.8 l/100km), but at least it’s a step in the right direction until the diesel arrives.
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 debut by Jason Plato and Any Neate in racing versions of the MG6 at the Brands Hatch opening races of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.”