H MG ανακοίνωσε ότι το MG6 θα είναι διαθέσιμο και με έναν turbodiesel κινητήρα. Πρόκειται για τον τετρακύλινδρο 1.900 κ.εκ DTi-TECH turbodiesel κινητήρα, ο οποίος έχει κατασκευαστεί από την μητρική της MG, SAIC. Αποδίδει 148 άλογα με 350 Nm ροπής και συνδυάζεται με ένα μηχανικό κιβώτιο 6 σχέσεων το οποίο στέλνει τη κίνηση στους μπροστά τροχούς.
Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 8,9 δευτερόλεπτα ενώ έχει τελική ταχύτητα 193 χλμ/ώρα. Έχει μέση κατανάλωση 5,3 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 139 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2.
Στον βασικό εξοπλισμό διαθέτει ABS, ESC, βοηθό αυτόματου φρεναρίσματος, air condition και ηλεκτρικά παράθυρα μπροστά-πίσω. Στην Αγγλία ξεκινά από τις £16.995 (€20.840).
NEW MG6 DIESEL APPEALS TO COMPANY CAR DRIVERS
Diesel-powered versions of the award-winning MG6 have just been launched and are already attracting a lot of interest from fleet buyers and company car drivers.
Class-leading insurance group ratings, extremely low BiK P11D prices and low servicing and repair costs are among key factors which are putting the MG6 DTi-TECH diesel high on the consideration list for company drivers in 2013.
More than half of the cars sold in the D-size segment in the UK are diesels and MG expects to sell 65 per cent of the new MG6 DTi-TECH diesels in the fleet and business sector of the market.
However, while the MG6 offers the interior space and comfort of a D-sector car, it has the dynamic agility of a smaller C-sector model, helping to put the fun back into motoring.
MG estimates that over three years the new MG6 GT and MG6 Magnette DTi-TECH diesels will be among the most economic for many company car drivers to run.
P11D prices for the new MG6 DTi-TECH work out at £16,820 for the GT in S trim; £18,020 for the GT in SE trim; £20,020 for the GT in TSE trim and the Magnette.
The pricing puts the new diesel MGs right in the middle of the competitive car price structure. However, the extremely high levels of standard specification on the MG give it another advantage in the business sector. Cars which have an extensive options list add to the overall taxable value of the car – but with the MG6 there is no options list, just a great value for money package.
Even the S model has an extremely high level of standard trim, including anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), brake pad wear sensor, brake disc wiping, Stability Control System (SCS) and Hill Hold.
In the cabin there is electronically controlled air conditioning, electric windows all round, ICE consisting of radio, RDS, CD player, MP3, USB and aux-in capability. Body coloured mirrors and a rear spoiler are also standard along with fog lamps.
Move up to the SE model and standard kit includes satellite navigation (which covers 27 countries from Albania to the Vatican City), a rear parking aid and cruise control and the front windows have a one-touch operation. For comfort there is a multi-functional leather steering wheel and cruise control.
A class-leading standard specification on the TSE model has leather sports seats, the satellite navigation system is displayed in full colour and the reversing parking aid has a camera with a large display screen. The all-round electric windows feature one one-touch operation and the TSE has automatic electronic dual zone climate control and the ICE system receives the addition of Bluetooth. TSE models run on larger 18-inch alloy wheels.
Design and engineering development of the new MG6 DTi-TECH diesel, like the petrol versions, was carried out at the MG Birmingham site, home of SAIC’s European Design and Technical Centres. Final assembly also takes place at the Birmingham factory.
Both GT and Magnette models have the in-house 1.9-litre DTi-TECH variable rate turbocharged diesel engine which delivers 150PS. That gives an impressive 0-62mph time of just 8.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 120mph.
Urban driving figures of 46.1mpg are extremely good, allowing the MG6 DTi-TECH diesel to perform economically even in town and city driving, which is not normally a strong point of diesel powered cars.
The new MG diesel has an impressive maximum torque figure of 350NM at 1800 rpm. The torque curve through the six-speed transmission is a particular feature of this new specifically developed power train and offers strong acceleration through the gears with great overtaking speed.
Common rail direct injection and a variable-rate turbocharger mean that the MG6 DTi-TECH diesel has the latest engine technology. And unique to the diesel versions are Stop-Start technology, which improves economy by a further 5%, and Smart Charging. This is a system which saves energy by only supplying power to certain electrical components when it is actually needed.
Diesel MG6 models have E-HPAS – a progressively variable power assistance feature which means that the steering is lighter at parking speeds and firmer at motorway cruising speeds.
With the MG6’s widely acclaimed chassis and suspension, specially tuned for the diesel, the result is a car offering great, sporty handling dynamics while also being a thoroughly practical five-seater. The huge cargo-carrying boot on MG6 models (498-litres to 1,379 litres on the GT and 472-litres to 1,268 litres on the Magnette with the rear seats folded) is truly class-leading.
Like the petrol version, MG6 DTi-TECH diesels offers tremendous value for money and has one of the highest levels of standard equipment levels of any car on the market.
Fuel figures for the diesel give: Urban 46.1 mpg (6.2 l/km), Extra Urban 59.0 mpg (4.8l/km) and Combined 53.5 mpg (5.3 l/km). The CO2 emissions are 139g/100km.
Insurance group ratings for the diesel cars are: S and SE (14E) and TSE and Magnette (15E).
Seven external colours are offered: Burnt Orange, Pitch Black, Regal Red, Granite Grey, Platinum Silver, Arctic White and a new Sapphire Blue.
There are two internal trims: Charcoal Cloth and Graphite Leather.
All MG6 models have a Euro-NCAP 4-Star rating. MG6 was awarded the What Car? 2012 Security Award.