MG Motor UK is spicing-up the appeal of its slow-selling ‘6 with the arrival of the new BTCC Edition in the run-up of its diesel powered mid-range saloon and hatchback, scheduled to hit the dealers in March. The BTCC goes on sale for £16,995.
The car, which gets a sharper look to celebrate the marque’s return to motor sport, receives a matt black roof and 18in alloy wheels with black gloss sills, door mirror covers, lower front air dam, rear bumper and rear spoiler. It’s available in two colours – Arctic White and Union Blue.
The grille sports a BTCC badge and there are MG KX Momentum Racing team colours decals on the bonnet extension, front doors and wings behind the new chrome wing vent. The special edition receives the 1.8-litre turbo TCI-Tech developing 158bhp. Performance figures are 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and a Maximum speed limited to 120mph.
Standard equipment includes built-in full colour European satellite navigation (including a lifetime subscription to Trafficmaster), sports driver and front passenger seats, Dunlop Sport 225/45R 18-inch performance tyres, electronic hill hold function, power folding electrically heated exterior mirrors, iTPMS tyre monitoring system, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, cruise control, CD audio with USB and auxiliary inputs for MP3/iPod connectivity and a leather covered multifunction steering wheel.
Customers who purchase the MG6 BTCC Edition before 31 December will also receive a pair of VIP hospitality tickets to a 2013 race with a full hospitality package, including a grid walk and pit lane experience, and an MG KX Momentum team jacket and hat.
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