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Old 7th March 2020, 19:12   #1
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Question Are MG6s faster than ZT 1.8Ts or is mine an exception?

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Are MG6s faster than ZT 1.8Ts or is mine an exception?

Now with a fresh MoT and having been checked over, I've had more opportunities to use my recently acquired MG6. I bought it as a possible Engine and parts donor for an MG ZT 1.8T. Shortly after buying it, I soon formed the opinion it was far too good to break. Showing only 74,000 miles supported by MoT history. I have only driven or even been in three MG6s, so not had ample opportunity to fully explore how they perform as they were not my cars. Now I have.

I got the impression early driving this one that it IS a better performer than the ZT 1.8Ts I have driven. Yes, I have been pleasantly surprised how this one goes and today I was really impressed. I was the tail end charlie in a line of cars threading our way down the A46 off the Cotswold Hills. The lead car, a Mondeo was being driven super cautiously. The cars behind clearly a tad annoyed judging by their stances. As we approached a slip road to a dual carriageway, the BMW I had been following and I left the queue indicated to join the dual carriageway as we entered a the long down sloping two lane entry slip road. I shaped up to pass the BMW and as I nosed alongside, guess what. Got it in one. Driver floors it so did I. The first time I've done that in the MG6. It flew past the BMW and I was surprised how soon it got up to the NSL....

Anyone else had opportunities to compare the performance of Chinese and English 1.8T ZTs?
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The more I drive my mg6 the more I smile it just loves to be driven I agree it seems to be more lively than the ZT without having to floor the accelerator peddle 4th gear is just amazing seems usually run out of road before running out of revs handling is as you expect for a mg as well best buy out there can pick them up at bargain prices
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A lot less weight in the 6 will make it feel more lively.
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A lot less weight in the 6 will make it feel more lively.
I did check the weight of the saloons. Not much difference. Even the ZT-T 1.8T is not massively heavier. About the weight of a mature adult passenger difference.

When I park any of them next to most more modern means of getting about, they appear small cars but, they are not small in my view. Just that modern SUVs and even small vans are massive. They all have much larger frontal areas too which means they need more fuel to punch their way through the air.

Today in Morrisons Car Park, I was next to a Nissan SUV. It was massive alongside the SIX and dwarfed it! Several other SUVs nearby none parked neatly between the white lines. SUVs outnumber "normal" cars in my neck of the woods now and that trend clear for a few years now. Few parked neatly between the white lines and none seen today parked neatly. Invariably straddling them in some way or simply crookedly parked negating access to adjoining spaces..
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Ricardo has just informed me that the 6 is actually 50kgs heavier than the 75!

Every day a schoolday as they say
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Ricardo has just informed me that the 6 is actually 50kgs heavier than the 75!

Every day a schoolday as they say
You are not alone. When I checked weights, I was expecting the SIX to be lighter, much lighter. It is not.

The three MG6s I have limited experience of have all impressed me ... they can be picked up for peanuts now and nicer examples at that too if you search patiently. I bought mine planning to use it as an engine donor to my ZT-T. My other ZT-T already has an MG6 engine I fitted to it. I decided not to do that and rebuilt the ZT-T's original engine instead. That appears to have shaped up nicely. So now glad I did not break the SIX. Even moreso after the way it performed today.

TRIKEY = Three Keys ...
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Yep, but they are normally MonKEYs
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What is the output power of the 6?
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What is the output power of the 6?
From memory, same as the ZT/75 1.8Ts. 158 hp.? The ZT 1.8T is described as the ZT160.
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Better torque perhaps?
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