MG revives XPower badge for hot version of 6 sedans Car News

MG is bringing back the long-lost XPower moniker for a hot version of its 6 sedan from the Chinese market.

The name is familiar in the UK for its use on the ill-fated 2003-2005 V8-powered XPower SV sports coupe, but has not been applied to an MG since.

Previewed in an article on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the XPower 6 is described as MG’s “first official factory-modified model” since it was relaunched by Chinese automotive group SAIC.

Besides the bespoke green paintwork – probably a nod to MG’s Racing Green British historic sports cars – the modifications over the standard car extend to a full-size rear spoiler, performance brakes with calipers. Color coded, sport alloy wheels wrapped in low profile tires and substantially widened wheel arches.

The company has given no word on any changes to the powertrain except for a promise of “racing gear” and describing the car as a “performance beast.”

The car in the photo uses an automatic gearbox, going through its shifter, but there is no word on its engine specifications. A likely candidate would be an upgraded version of the standard car’s 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

The 6 was sold in the UK for its first generation, but slow sales led to a market exit in 2016, and there is no indication that MG is considering importing the second generation car.

It’s unclear whether the 6 XPower is a one-off or the first in a line of performance-focused models from the Chinese brand.

Its unveiling follows the recent launch of the Cyberster sports car concept, which has now been confirmed for production, and before the reveal later this year of the Emotion electric sports coupe.

It has been reported that the name Cyber ​​will be used for a new family of MG models aimed at young people.

More information on the 6 XPower will be revealed in the coming weeks.


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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 15:18:30