The MG6 is available with a 148bhp 1.9-litre diesel. There's a six-speed gearbox and the engine has loads of mid-range torque to help you maintain progress. However, it runs out of puff relatively early in the rev range, so doesn’t accelerate as quickly as key rivals.
MG6 ride & handling
MG has a sporty image, and the 6 lives up to this to a certain extent, because it stays pretty flat in corners. Unfortunately, its steering feels very light around the straight-ahead, before becoming overly keen to self-centre. its ride is always on the acceptable side of firm, but vertical body movements aren't well controlled, so it can crash over bumps.
The MG6’s diesel engine sounds totally out of place in a modern family car. Even under gentle acceleration it emits a lot of clatter and vibration, and this only gets worse as the revs rise. True, the engine does quieten down once you’re settled at a steady cruise, but there’s so much wind and road noise at the national limit that you need to raise your voice to chat with your passengers.