MG6: Out in the light!

Published December 17, 2009

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Headline, Nanjing MG | CCTDecember 17, 20098:54 pm

The MG6 is probably the last good car launch of 2009, managed to get hold of one prior to the official launch date on December 22nd:


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  1. JackBlack says:December 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    quite optimistic for the speed gauge to be set to 240km/h dont you think?
    Will it struggle past 155km/h? dont bet on it


  2. Head Honcho says:December 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    The dial indicator is set at 210km/h. Or you taking about the farthest it will go? 240km/h isnt that fast. Mod it up a bit and someone should be able to his that. If someone can get almost 1000hp out of a 4 cyclinde Ecotec engine they should be able to get this up to 240km/h pretty easily. So was that sarcasm? Sarcasm doesnt translate well typed.


    • traven says:December 18, 2009 at 5:29 am

      1000hp out of a 4 cylinder engine??!


      • Head Honcho says:December 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

        Yeah that is pretty crazy. But yeah they are. Heavily modified. I was pretty surprised when I saw it. I didnt ask how long they last either. This was a few years back and they were sponsored so I think the engines were free anyway.


    • Alibaba says:December 18, 2009 at 9:41 am

      No, the dash board will light up for about 3 seconds when you start up the car, that note on the picture says the visual effect is very cool.


  3. Q says:December 18, 2009 at 5:30 am

    I love the doors, lights, and the interior. Really well done SAIC. 240km/h should not be a problem at all for this vehicle.


    • FrugalOne says:December 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

      240km/h without modifications on this car is impossible, period. 180km/h without modifications on this car is impossible, period.
      160km/h would be quite optimistic assuming parts of the panels dont start falling off and the engine noise doesnt kill you first


      • CCT says:December 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm

        185-190kph is possible in a regular 2.0L, a 1.8T will be able to push 210kph no problem.

        The much heavier Rover 75 1.8T is good for 210kph:
        A total of two hundred and fifteen Newton metres of torque is available between two thousand and four thousand rpm, and this makes the 1,8T a very driveable car in cut-and-thrust traffic.

        It is also pretty good on acceleration. It offers a zero to one hundred sprint of just over nine seconds and a two hundred and ten kilometres per hour top speed, so performance is very competitive in this fully-equipped vehicle.

        same engine, various updates.


        • Windy says:December 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

          same engine, various updates. the R75 had a de-tunned version of the engine so not the best comparison and at top speed the fastback aerodynamics will help


      • Q says:December 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

        Right and you know that because??! Exactly, you dont.


        • Q says:December 19, 2009 at 7:39 am

          I can bet you all I have that this car will do 240km/h without any modifications no problem. If youre not willing to bet, then be quiet.


        • FrugalOne says:December 20, 2009 at 11:40 pm

          apart from the fact that we actually tested the vehicle for heat and endurance tolerance here in Australia? And no, it did not do so well, just dont drive it in 43degree heat for more than 4 hours.

          Like i said, no modification no hill, no 180km/h. MG deserves a better engine


        • traven says:December 21, 2009 at 8:30 am

          and I guess you also tested its maxmium speed?? I dont care about its heat and endurance tolerance. My friend had a brand new Ford, he drove it in the summer at around 40 degrees for only an hour and a half, and the car broke down.


        • Head Honcho says:December 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

          40 degrees is really not that hot. It gets to 50 degrees where I live in California and usually you only see really old cars breaking down from the heat. It probably wasnt the heat that caused the car to break down or was multiple things. Only if they were running it at the maximum output for an extended amount of time should it have problems if it is a new car. Were they redlining it for 4 hours?


        • traven says:December 22, 2009 at 7:37 am

          Exactly, it isnt all that hot. I guess this justifies the Ford, built tough statement.


        • sinlikara says:December 22, 2009 at 7:38 am

          haha ford suck


  4. Greg says:December 18, 2009 at 5:51 am

    the BMW tail lights should be no problem, but the MG logo could be invitation to a lawsuit.


    • Q says:December 18, 2009 at 8:06 am

      What do you mean?? SAIC owns the MG brand and tooling rights to it.


      • CCT says:December 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm

        I think he means the issue of the other company in the UK that are planning to build an old MG sports car and use the MG name. I forget the companies name, the owner likes bow ties though!


        • Michael says:December 22, 2009 at 6:48 am

          William Riley MG X POWER SV CAR I think the company is called MG Sports and Racing Ltd


  5. dogtucker says:December 18, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Dont know what gear this heapajunk was in when the photo was taken but its red lining at 210ks!


    • Q says:December 19, 2009 at 7:40 am

      Exactly, shut up and dont assume things when youve never driven a Roewe/new MG.


  6. Roewe owner says:December 18, 2009 at 9:13 am

    For all of you, when you first start-up the car, the car goes into self diagonstics. All of the instrument panel will light up and the dials will sweep over to the right and then settle back to proper operating condition.


  7. safdar says:December 18, 2009 at 11:05 am

    i think it may electronic and we will be comfortable.i wish i would have the same car.


  8. M0L0TOV says:December 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I think the car looks great but I think the gauges could like nicer for a car with the MG moniker.


  9. safdar says:December 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    none of the car can be better than it.when it moves it gives lighting flash and it never be destroyed


    • Head Honcho says:December 19, 2009 at 4:42 pm

      Does it turn into a robot?


      • Sergei says:December 20, 2009 at 1:09 am



      • Wes says:December 20, 2009 at 3:59 am

        It could. This is Saic/Roewe/new MG were talking about here, not some American company. In China, the possibilities and innovation are endless.


        • Head Honcho says:December 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

          Possibilities yes. Innovation is coming.


        • Wes says:December 23, 2009 at 5:28 am

          Trust me, you dont know what innovations there are in China, even though you may live there.


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