The MG6 GT, a family hatchback that shares a similar size with Skoda's Octavia, aims to revive the traditional MG brand of the past. The MG6 Magnette, a saloon version without the hatchback, was dropped in 2015 due to slow sales. While both cars are cheaper to purchase than many of their rivals, the Octavia offers low running costs, while the MG6 claims to be more of a driver's car.
With the aim of offering affordable and engaging British motoring, the Chinese-owned MG Motor is trying to hark back to the days before the brand was associated with Rover, producing rebadged and body-kitted 'performance' cars. The hope is to recreate the success of the MGB, the top-selling sports car of its day. Even though the MG6 was designed at the firm's Longbridge location by a team of 400 engineers and assembled on the production line next door, 80 percent of the car's components are manufactured in China.
Is MG MG6 a good tow car?Over the years the MG MG6 has proved itself as a good towing vehicle. With strong stability at high speeds and a respectable stopping distance of 11.1m from 30mph, the well balanved 2.0-litre diesel engine is capable of fairly easily shifting a car and caravan to 60mph, but the main complains are that it produces too much noise in the cabin.
The car's 498-litre boot provided ample space for holiday luggage, and the towball installation and electric socket are easily accessible.
As well as providing the braked towing capacity for your MG MG6, where data is available we also have also listed the MG MG6's unbraked towing capacity.
Here is a full list of the Unbraked and Braked Towing Capacity for the MG MG6. If you cannot find the MG MG6 you are looking for please drop us a email and we will add this to the list.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model||Max Towing Weight - Unbraked||Max Towing Capacity - Braked|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 GT Comfort 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox Gearbox||1450kg|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 GT Luxury 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox||1450kg|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 GT Standard 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox||1450kg|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 Magnette Comfort 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox||1450kg|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 Magnette Luxury 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox||1450kg|
|2013, 2014, 2015 MG MG6 Magnette Standard 1.8L, Premium Unleaded Petrol, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox||1450kg|
MG MG6 Engine OptionsWhen it was launched, the MG6 GT only had one engine option, a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 158bhp and claiming an average fuel consumption of 35.6mpg. This engine remained unchanged until it was discontinued in 2015.
Later in 2012, the range was expanded to include a 1.9-litre diesel engine with 148bhp and a claimed average fuel consumption of 53.5mpg. Although CO2 emissions were rated at 139g/km at first, improvements made in 2014 saw this figure drop to 129g/km, leading to cheaper VED and company car tax. Fuel consumption also improved to 57.6mpg.
The diesel engine is the preferred option for both private and fleet buyers due to its lower running costs and additional pulling power. It performs well on the open road, with plenty of mid-range torque.
A facelifted version of the MG6 GT range was released in April 2015, with the Magnette saloon being withdrawn from the lineup. The updated model included revised bumpers, front and rear light units with LED daytime running lights, and modified side sills to enhance its sporty appearance. Inside, there was a significant improvement in the quality of the interior, with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment and sat-nav system. The trim hierarchy was also updated to S, TS, and TL, all with improved specifications and lower prices.
In addition to discontinuing the 1.8-litre petrol engine, the 1.9-litre diesel engine received further enhancements, with an improved acceleration time of 8.4 seconds and claimed overall efficiency of 61.4mpg and 119g/km CO2 emissions.