MG 6 gets wild makeover and hints at return of high performance offerings
MG has revealed images of a new performance variant of the MG 6 saloon, which wears the XPower name last used on the V8-powered XPower SV sports car produced between 2003-2005.
The MG 6 XPower is based on the second-generation version of the brand’s compact saloon, though it won’t be heading to Britain – MG pulled the model from UK showrooms in 2016 after slow sales of the first-generation car.
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A small selection of images reveal a highly aggressive makeover for the MG 6 XPower. The front end features new bonnet vents and a chin spoiler, while the car also sports a huge rear wing, wildly flared wheel arches and a wider track, plus an intricate rear diffuser.
It’s finished in two-tone black and British Racing Green, while the interior gets some racier touches too.
A recent facelift for the MG 6 introduced a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing up to 179bhp and 285Nm torque. A quad-exit exhaust system hints at a new powertrain, but nothing has been revealed about what lies under the bonnet of the MG 6 XPower. Based on the interior shots, we can see that the car uses an automatic transmission.
MG has not revealed if the MG 6 XPower is a one-off or in fact a performance model intended for sale in China. However, the brand will look to offer exciting all-electric vehicles in the future, beginning with a production version of the E-Motion coupe and potentially a road-ready version of the new Cyberster roadster, revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year in April.
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