Customers in Britain can now order the MG6 with a diesel engine. The 1.9 liter DTi-TECH turbo-diesel unit is the first diesel engine MG’s parent company SAIC has produced, so nobody knows yet if it’s good or bad. The specs are pretty decent, though, and it benefits from advanced technologies.
The DTi-TECH features common rail direct injection and a variable-rate turbocharger, as well as Stop-Start technology and Smart Charging which saves energy by only supplying power to certain electrical components when needed.
This engine is rated at 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque, which takes the MG6 from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, and onto a maximum speed of 120mph. Performance might be a bit shabby, but MG says their DTi-TECH averages 46.1 mpg (6.2 l/km) in urban driving, which is very impressive. Extra Urban figure is 59.0 mpg (4.8l/km) and Combined 53.5 mpg (5.3 l/km). The CO2 emissions are 139g/100km.
Prices for the MG6 Diesel start at £16,995 for the S model, £18,195 for the SE, £20,195 for the TSE, and £21,195 for the Magnette.