What is it?
MG has revised the diesel engine found in its 6 and Magnette models, dropping the car’s CO2 emissions by 10g/km from 139g/km to 129g/km, while improving the average combined economy from 53.5mpg previously to 57.6mpg now.
This makes the MG 6 free to tax for its first year and £20 cheaper per annum thereafter, with VED of £110, since it now sits in band D. For business buyers, it drops to BIK of 20 per cent and a monthly tax bill of just £56.47 for a GT S model.
MG has achieved these new emissions by fitting a new SCM360 six-speed manual gearbox, a start-stop system, a variable scroll turbocharger and speed-sensitive electro-hydraulic power steering.
Longbridge has also equipped bigger front brake discs (295mm compared to 284mm), increased the spring rate, fiddled with damper settings and added larger diameter, stiffer anti-roll bars, all with the aim of improving the ride and handling.