A coupé version of the MG 5 is in development, but a UK launch is unlikely
14 November 2013

An MG 5-based MG coupé is under development, targeted for the Chinese market.

A company spokesman confirmed the model, understood to be called MG 4, is in development but it is conceived officially as a proof of concept. The model would be the third MG 5-based model, after the hatchback and a saloon.

The model shares its platform with the MG 5 hatchback, and would likely take that model’s 1.5-litre engine, either in naturally aspirated or turbocharged form. Local media reports suggest the MG 6’s 1.8-litre turbocharged engine could also be fitted.

MG have confirmed that the MG4, should it make production, would not be offered in the UK. The firm has already ruled out the MG 5 for the UK market since it could be a distraction from MG’s current core offering.

MG has previously considered adding coupé models to its range. The previous incarnation of the firm created the TF-based MG GT concept, which was powered by a 200bhp V6 engine, as well as the Rover 75 coupé. Neither model made production.

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14 November 2013
The V6 TF Coupe was a missed opportunity, but not getting a small FWD Chinese coupe isnt the end of the world. In The West MG is a sports car brand. I know its different in China, but really asking us to accept the underpowered offering they have had so far hasnt fooled anyone. Its not that the 6 or new 3 are bad cars, but they could have been so much more. Instead if they are to succeed they will have to be sold as Dacia alternatives, and Dacia dont offer a small coupe, and there doesnt seem much need for MG to either until they decide they are only going to sell driver orientated cars again.

14 November 2013
Not sure why you bother with this as 1) The Tf and 75 have nothing to do with the New MG car Co. 2) The MG5 was never coming to the UK. 3) If the Coupe does make production, yes it wont be coming her so why bother reporting it. You should be spending time on the new MG SUV range if you want to talk about MG and the UK, not on something thats never gonna grace these shores.

14 November 2013
[quote=jonboy4969]Not sure why you bother with this as 1) The Tf and 75 have nothing to do with the New MG car Co. 2) The MG5 was never coming to the UK. 3) If the Coupe does make production, yes it wont be coming her so why bother reporting it. You should be spending time on the new MG SUV range if you want to talk about MG and the UK, not on something thats never gonna grace these shores.[/quote] all very valid points, except there is a whole world outside the UK, other people (like myself) are interested in what OEMs offer in other markets that aren't for sale in this part of the world. If you really are interested in cars, you are interested in more than what is sold on one island

14 November 2013
Having failed miserably to get the UK driving public interested in the MG6 and MG3,i think this coupe idea is a forlorn attempt to get the brand taken seriously,well, start with the engine line up,then address the woeful interior below dash level,selling em cheap like the MG3 isn't going to work.

Peter Cavellini.

14 November 2013
"The firm has already ruled out the MG 5 for the UK market since it could be a distraction from MG’s current core offering" Quite right. They wouldn't want it to effect MG6 sales! If Reggie Perrin's 'GROT' empire were to build cars, he couldn't have gone about it any better than MG in the UK.

14 November 2013
hahaha MG the comedy car manufacturer hits back again. At last a wise business decision! The MG rivial was never going to happen outside the deluded bubble of Longbridge. I doubt the chinese can continue to justify funding a loss leader on such miniscule sales figures. Of course the MG TF and 75 have something to do with this car company. They produced the same TF as soon as MG got going again. They are still messing around with the dog old k series engine and I'd imagine they still using the same manufacturing infastructure that got exported to china some time ago. Plus wasn't the MG6 based loosely on 75 anyway? Time and time again. Let the brand die for a generation and then think about re-releasing it!!

14 November 2013
The GT concept is the car MG Rover should have made. Apart from looking stunning, it would have driven brilliantly and would have been a sure-fire winner, trumping the likes of the Cayman for a lot less money. This would have been a winner for Britain and perhaps a savior for MG Rover, but alas, a missed opportunity.

15 November 2013
[quote=Roadster]The GT concept is the car MG Rover should have made. Apart from looking stunning, it would have driven brilliantly and would have been a sure-fire winner, trumping the likes of the Cayman for a lot less money. This would have been a winner for Britain and perhaps a savior for MG Rover, but alas, a missed opportunity.[/quote] It would have taken a bit more than one car to save that dog of a company. Besides MG Rover was never going to be allowed to survive, from the moment it was purchased from BMW.

14 November 2013
I wonder how sales of the MG3 are going. Even more, I wonder where they sell them from.

14 November 2013
MG, top tip for you - JUST FORGET IT, OK? FOR.....GET........IT. It's over, (for the umpteenth time).

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