For the first time in 16 years, an MG-branded vehicle is returning to the market, only this time, it’s not the old MG we’ve come to know.

MG Motor UK Limited is a British car manufacturer that’s owned by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and headquartered in Birmingham, England. It’s not the same MG from decades past, having been founded only in 2006 after acquiring the original MG Rover and all the rights to the MG name.

With a new lease on life, MG went ahead and overhauled their vehicle line-up, starting with the new MG6.

As the first all new MG to come out to the market in 16 years, the MG6 represents the beginning of a new generation of models for the reborn British brand. The model offers modern British sporting style with a spacious and advanced interior that fits right in with the type of cars that are being sold these days.

The name might still be the same, but the new MG6 is a completely different model born in a completely different time.

Find out more about the MG MG6 after the jump

  • 2011 MG Motors MG6
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  • Engine:
    TCI Tech turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine
  • Transmission:
    five-speed manual transmission
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  • Displacement:
    1800 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph
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Exterior and Interior

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In bringing back the MG6, MG wanted to build a car that’s of high quality, fun to drive, and offers great value to the consumer in an attractive package.

To their credit, MG seems to have all the points of their objective, particularly the car’s new looks. Carrying a fastback body, the MG6 offers strong lines, curved edges, and sporty features that reflect a fresh and renewed character. The company’s old octagonal logo is prominently featured on the car’s front grille with distinctive halogen lights offering a sporty appeal that we’ve come to know from MG. More than just bringing the company’s sporting heritage to its next generation models, MG wanted to establish the MG6 as a car that not only looks the part of a modern fastback, but also carries technological features that are right to the times.

Inside the car, MG engineers wanted to have class leading interior space, superior rear passenger legroom, and enough head-space to make for a spacious and comfortable ride.


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The MG6 GT is powered by a 1.8-liter TCI Tech turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine that produces 158 horsepower and 158 lb/ft of torque mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds on its way up to an electronically limited top speed of 120 mph.


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Safety standards was another key point in the new MG6. To ensure that it’s up to snuff as far as regulations are concerned, MG went all the way to give the MG6 plenty of safety features - and then some.

There are driver, passenger, and side airbags. There are side intrusion beams on the front and rear doors, ISO-fix child restraint mountings for the rear seats, remote control door locking, a perimetric alarm and immobilizer system, rear inertia reel 3-point belts, front seat belts with a warning lamp on fascia and audio warning, and an alarm with a battery backed up sounder.


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MG is offering a number of trims for the MG6 with prices ranging from £15,495 to £18,995, which is about $24,300 to $29,800 based on current exchange rates.


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The new MG6 is entering a very competitive market, although it might be prudent to temper expectations a little bit given the car’s noticeable absence in the past years.

Having said that, one model that could be a good competitor for the MG6 is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Make no mistake, the MG6 still has to travel through that unenviable road to redemption in order to hit the level of the Giulietta, but at some point, you have to have a goal and strive to reach it.

The MG6 compares favorably to the Giulietta in a number of aspects. For our money, we like the look of the MG6 better, and we think that it’s got more potential in the long run.

What the Giulietta has over the MG6 is the number of powertrain options it has at its disposal. The first is a 1.4-liter TB engine that produces 120 horsepower. Then there’s the 1.4-liter TB MultiAir engine that cranks out a total of 170 horsepower. Similarly, diesel options are also available, including the 1.6-liter JTDM that pumps out 105 horsepower and the 2.0 JTDM that makes 170 horsepower. Finally, the top of the line Giulietta will be the 1750 TBi that develops a maximum output of 235 horsepower.

In the end, it all boils down to picking between safety and traversing the unknown with the MG6. If you ask us, we’ll probably stick with the Italian fastback, but we’re doing so while having the MG6’s brochure in our back pocket.

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    • A little pricey
    • Stiff competition
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  (427) posted on 12.27.2011

The features of these MG Motors MG6 has a very dreadful angst! Even their neon color is nice. It seems that this one is very fast and for sure that I enjoy driving this car if ever.

  (1211) posted on 12.26.2011

The platform seems so ordinary even the style that it had, but I must say that it looks great on its glossy orange body paint. smiley and I’m kind of curious about the interior features of this one.

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

I love the new looks of this MG Motor compared before it is absolutely oozing with car appeal, and it much looks so classy and expensive now. smiley I noticed also that they as well improved the figure performance of it, sounds really great!

  (503) posted on 12.20.2011

I think it looks better with a white body paint? Anyway, I’m so impressed with the powerful engine of this, and I truly never thought that this sedan could absolutely have that kind of specification.

  (577) posted on 12.16.2011

This one is already looks great on its body paint, and I really admire it on that. However, I’m truly curious on what will be its interior look like? Anyway, it’s a good thing that it has an impressive engine.

  (714) posted on 12.15.2011

This car MG GT is motored by a 1.8-liter TCI Tech turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine that provides 158 horsepower and 158 lb/ft of torque coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.

  (474) posted on 12.13.2011

To be honest, I can’t see either the dreadful angst of this MG6 but I would admit that I find it very classy and sophisticated on its sleek body paint and decent platform. Moreover, I truly find it so fun to drive with!

  (347) posted on 12.13.2011

It will surely be a stiff competition for the fact that its competitor can also offer a nice and an awesome packaged for a sports sedan. Anyway, I must say that this vehicle really looks very attractive on its aesthetic design.

  (569) posted on 12.1.2011

Dreadful angst? Well, I don’t think that it is the right adjective to describe this Motors MG6. Moreover, its safety feature is what I really love the most in this car, I didn’t expect it actually. smiley

  (336) posted on 11.22.2011

I love the classy and sophisticated exterior appearance of this Motor, and I have to agree that it really looks great with its orange body paint! I’m just wondering if what will be the interior of it can offer?

  (528) posted on 11.20.2011

I wonder if what will be the interior of this MG Motor would look like? Anyway, 120 mph is really quite remarkable for this sports sedan, and I must say that it is already looking great on its body paint.

  (384) posted on 11.15.2011

MG Motor truly looks so simple on its style and detailing, but I never thought that it could also look very elegant on its body paint. smiley Anyway, I’m so impressed on its powerful engine.

  (619) posted on 10.24.2011

I simply love this one, and I noticed that its elegant body paint is really striking on it but I’m quite wondering if what will be the interior of this one will look like?

  (428) posted on 10.18.2011

It is only impressive enough for me, for it is really outstanding on its looks, but I am also wondered if the interior of this is also striking, and I can say that I am already quite impressed on its engine.

  (296) posted on 10.5.2011

MG6 is really impressive on its sleek body paint even though it only had a simple platform design and styling. However, I must say that I’m quite impressed with its powerful engine, I just hope that it also had a cool interior.

  (484) posted on 09.30.2011

I love the curved edges of this MG6 but sorry to say I didn’t see the features of its sporty just like what the article said. Anyway, I still find it so much angst on its confident appearance. Well, I would prepare now this than to its previous looks.

  (530) posted on 09.29.2011

Dreadful angst? Well, it is maybe the right adjective to use to describe this Motors MG6. The safety features are what I love the most here in this car, I didn’t expect it actually. smiley Anyway, the turbocharged four cylinder gas engine that it had been obviously saying that it is a powerful car.

  (474) posted on 09.28.2011

I bet that the competition would become so tough. This MG Motor is very appealing despite of having only a simple and ordinary design. And I would really love it more if the price of this one is only reasonable. smiley

  (797) posted on 09.27.2011

I don’t know the old MG motors but i think this one is great than old MG motors smiley The features of this car is great and the platforn of this car is great. The performance and the engine looks great and can performance smooth.

  (466) posted on 09.26.2011

:Great choosing of background! smiley Anyway, though it had a simple platform and design, I still love it. I’m just wondering on what will the interior of it looks like and if the engine that it had been just quite good enough on it.

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