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MG launch the Euro Spec MG6 in the UK

MG have introduced the Euro-spec MG 6 which was first spotted undergoing test on the Nurburgring in Germany in early 2009.

The New MG6 will be built in UK and will sport an upgraded interior trim.

All models come equipped with central locking, keyless ignition, and air conditioning. Options include leather seats, GPS navigation, cruise control, and a rear view camera for the lady parkers.

The car will be on sale from April 2011, and will be available exclusively with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 158 hp. Later, also a 1.9 diesel is in development for later on in the year.

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The 2011 MG MG6 Spied Testing at the #Nurburgring

This is the new MG6 spied testing on the Tourist day laps of the Nurburgring in Germany, Before its public debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival Of Speed.

The MG6 will be first new MG since the ill-fated X-Power SV of 2002 and it will be produced at Longbridge, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corporation president Chen Hong has promised.

Production of the 550-based hatchback will start at the Birmingham plant towards forth quarter of next year.

Development of this MG version of the 550 has been carried out by SAIC’s technical centre at Longbridge, which has been tuning the car’s chassis to suit MG branding.

The MG6 represents a clear break from earlier MG models with a fresh-looking exterior and modern interior – all aimed at appealing to a much younger audience than recent MG models.

At 4653mm in length, 1827mm in width and 1478mm in height, it is marginally longer and wider but slightly lower than the Skoda Octavia.

The engine choices, consist of two lightly updated versions of the 1.8-litre K-series engines now badged the N-series one of them turbocharged.

Unless they have been significantly upgraded, power outputs will be arounf 135bhp for the normally aspirated 1.8 and 160bhp for the turbo.

SAIC claims the MG6’s arrival “marks the start of one of the most exciting periods in the 85-year history of the iconic MG brand, as it prepares to expand globally, starting with the world’s largest automotive market in China”.

Hong said the MG6 is the first of range of contemporary new MG models, including a new entry-level model based on the Roewe 350 that is also planned to get its first public airing in Guangzhou, with the objective of re-establishing the once highly regarded British marque.

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MG Xpower Bitter Dispute

William Riley the man who promised to revive MG’s proud motor sports heritage is being chased by former employees for thousands of pounds in unpaid wages and also faces theft charges, 

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Above pictured 1 of 42 production cars at the Nurburgring.

He promised that he would soon be employing more than 150 workers after ploughing more than £2.5 million into his dream to make 200mph super cars in the Midlands.

But Mr Riley’s dream now appears to have turned in to slush after he was arrested on suspicion of theft and battles a war with his bitter staff who say they worked for months without receiving a penny.

They claim that the tiny MG Sports headquarters in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, has never produced a single car and have accused him of putting a David versus Goliath trademarks battle ahead of paying salaries to struggling workers.

Mr Riley is also fighting Chinese car giants Nanjing, which bought the collapsed Longbridge firm for £53 million, in the High Court for the right to use the famous red octagon.

Despite the setbacks, Mr Riley told the Birmingham Post he was focused on making cars and denied he had done anything wrong. He said he had been set back by the slump in the motor trade and let down by the same workers taking action against him.

His solicitors have now issued a counter claim for £16,000 against one former employee for work which had been “unsatisfactorily” carried out.

Among the disgruntled ex-staff is Mr Riley’s former right-hand man Tony Cox, who said he was driven close bankruptcy because of a string of “undelivered promises” by Mr Riley.

He is satarting legal proceedings in January to try to claim £13000 in unpaid salary.