MG6 Diesel Test Reports Emerge from the UK

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The UK automotive media have mostly loved the MG6 but consumers didn’t due to the lack of a diesel. That’s changed, MG now have a oil burning engine available for the MG6 with a 1.8 unit that pushes out 148bhp, for UK’ers that translates into just over 53mpg and 139g of Co2. The gasoline MG6 was a tough sell in the UK with just ‘dozens’ being sold every month, but with a diesel on offer and sterling reviews like this from Auto Car, it seems there will be no trouble in selling a lot more.

Yesterday Auto Car published this review, but for some unusual reason it has been pulled. Here’s a snippet of what the original review had in store:

Now it’s here, and it’s good. Generous power is provided by an all-new UK-designed 1.85-litre, four-pot diseasel that is powerful, refined and has a wide torque spread. Peak power of 148bhp chimes in at 4000rpm, while peak torque begins at a relaxed 1800rpm, and is maintained into the 3000s. Combined fuel consumption of 53.5 mpg and CO2 output of 139g/km are competitive without being best in class: MG reckons further improvements are coming.

Keep your eye on the Auto Car review page for more info.

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  • Cory
    November 10, 2012

    Very impressive, too bad we will never see this in the US. Perhaps it will come to China in 2 or 3 years.

  • santos palisander
    November 11, 2012

    The diesel will help. A modern automatic transmission would also make the 6 more attractive. However, the expansion of the dealer network will be critical to their success. Then, they can begin the serious marketing campaign that the car deserves.

  • November 11, 2012

    The MG5 review on Autocar website is your article? It is very good! Maybe SAIC is not a very good choice for me because of the poor powertrain and chassis.

  • Ash
    November 12, 2012

    chassis is very good, powertrain is…..

  • vava1
    November 15, 2012

    Does anybody know when the DCT transmission will be available with the new diesel in the MG6?

    Now that would be an interesting proposition!

  • Ash
    November 15, 2012

    Good point, I have no news of a derv DCT, although it would really make for an interesting product!

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