New MG6 BTCC Edition Celebrates Brand's Return to British Racing Series

The reborn MG brand has whipped up a new special edition of its mid-size liftback model to mark its return to a major motorsports event and in particular, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

The new MG6 BTCC Edition made its first appearance at the final round of the 2012 MSA Dunlop BTCC at Brands Hatch, where MGKX Momentum team driver Jason Plato finished third after taking the chequered flag six times during the racing season.

There are no mechanical upgrades to the BTCC Edition, which is based on the regular MG6 powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged petrol engine delivering 158hp (160PS) for a 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint time of 8.4 seconds and an electronically limited top speed o 120mph (193km/h).

What the BTCC Edition package brings to the MG6 is a suite of cosmetic and equipment features.

On the outside these include a matt black roof and 18-inch alloy wheels with black gloss sills shod in Dunlop tires size 225/45, door mirror covers, lower front air dam, rear bumper and rear spoiler and the choice of Arctic White or Union Blue paint finishes.

In addition, the front grille sports a BTCC badge, while MG KX Momentum Racing team colours decals are used on the bonnet extension, front doors and wings behind the new chrome wing vent.

Standard equipment features include a navigation system, front sport seats, electronic hill hold function, power folding and electrically heated exterior mirrors, tyre monitoring system, rear parking sensors, fog lights, cruise control, CD audio with USB and auxiliary inputs for MP3/Ipod connectivity and a leather covered multifunction steering wheel.

The new MG6 BTCC Edition is available for order in the UK now, with on-the-road prices starting at £16,995.

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