MG 6 (2011–2016)
- April 2011: MG6 launched
- December 2012: MG6 BTCC Edition launched
- September 2016: Announcement that MGs will not longer be assembled in the UK.
UK final assembly of the first all-new MG in 16 years, the MG6, started at MG Motor UK’s factory. Customer Car No 1 came off the final assembly line in the Car Assembly Building at the firm’s plant at MG Birmingham marking, to quote, "the start of a new era in the 87 year history of the iconic MG brand."
Three trim models of the 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol MG6 are available with prices ranging from £15,495 to £18,995 for the top-of-the-range highly-equipped TSE model. As well as have a very high level of standard equipment, the MG6 has particularly low levels of insurance. The entry model MG6 S is rated 13E while the SE and TSE are 14E – comparable rivals are several categories above, making the MG particularly attractive from an insurance perspective.
MG6 BTCC Edition launched
The MG6 GT gets a sharper look to celebrate the marque's return to motor sport, receives a matt black roof and 18-inch alloy wheels with black gloss sills, door mirror covers, lower front air dam, rear bumper and rear spoiler. It's available in two colours - Arctic White and Union Blue.
The grille sports a BTCC badge and there are MG KX Momentum Racing team colours decals on the bonnet extension, front doors and wings behind the new chrome wing vent. The special edition receives the 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine (a re-engineered version of the old K-Series) developing 160PS (158bhp). Performance figures are 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and a Maximum speed limited to 120mph.
Standard equipment includes built-in full colour European satellite navigation (including a lifetime subscription to Trafficmaster), sports driver and front passenger seats, Dunlop Sport 225/45R 18-inch performance tyres, electronic hill hold function, power folding electrically heated exterior mirrors, iTPMS tyre monitoring system, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, cruise control, CD audio with USB and auxiliary inputs for MP3/Ipod connectivity and a leather covered multifunction steering wheel.
Customers who purchase the MG6 BTCC Edition before 31 December will also receive a pair of VIP hospitality tickets to a 2013 race with a full hospitality package, including a grid walk and pit lane experience, and an MG KX Momentum team jacket and hat.