MG has introduced a diesel engine for the MG6 sold in the United Kingdom.
This is a 1.9-liter DTi-TECH turbodiesel engine, a novelty for MG's parent company SAIC Motor. It's a 4-cylinder capable of developing 148 hp (110 kW) and a maximum torque of 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) reached at 1,800 rpm. Power is sent to front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
According to MG, with this oil-burner the car can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). It allows the vehicle to return 46.1 mpg UK (38.3 mpg US or 6.1 liters / 100 km) in the city, 59 mpg UK (49.1 mpg US or 4.7 liters / 100 km) on the highway and 53.5 mpg UK (44.5 mpg US or 5.3 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 139 g/km.
Prices begin from 16,995 GBP and as standard it has ABS with brake force distribution, hill hold, stability control system, emergency brake assist, air conditioning and front/rear electric windows.