The words MG and sport sedan aren’t usually paired together. After all, the British marque is better known for their lightweight roadsters. However, they don’t build one at the moment, so it seems that they’re putting some of their past know-how in a different body style.
The result is the MG6 XPower, and it looks like a touring car with number plates. Mind you, this isn’t the first time MG used the XPower name on a car, and nor is it their first fast sedan. However, it’s been close to 20 years since they came up with a high-performance model. It’s a concept for now, but MG wants to roll it out soon. Per the manufacturer, they will premiere the production-ready version sometime next month.
So how much power lies under the hood of the MG6 XPower? MG didn’t mention anything about it, but it probably won’t be as extreme as the one used in touring car circuits. But if you’re curious, the race car packs 340 PS and 410 Nm of torque from its 2.0-liter turbo engine. We’re hoping the road-going version has 280 PS at the very least. With its huge rear wing, blistered fenders, and lowered ride height, we’re expecting more punch from it.
There is one curiosity that caught our attention: the car displayed doesn’t have a manual transmission. Instead, it seems to use the MG6’s dual-clutch transmission. If it’s any consolation, there are high-performance sedans without a third pedal, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a stick shift.
The odds of the production version of the MG6 XPower coming here are rather slim. While it’s a sad thought for some MG fans, the standard MG6 has pretty good specs. Its 1.5-liter turbo might not have 300 PS, but 163 PS and 250 Nm are decent figures nonetheless.