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MG sports blue and white on Saturday!

MGs in blue and white will be displayed outside Birmingham City Football Club’s ground on Saturday.

A blue MG6 GT BTCC Edition will sit alongside a white version of one of the latest MG6 Magnette DTi-TECH diesel models at St Andrews where the Blues take on Watford.

Staff from the MG Sales Centre will be on hand from 11am to 3pm to show the car to fans and Sales Executive Simon Bennett says it’s a pure coincidence that the cars are in Birmingham’s colours!

MG launched the special MG6 BTCC Edition to celebrate its hugely successful return to Britain’s favourite saloon car racing series last year when two-times winner Jason Plato clinched an amazing third place in the championship.

The road-going MG6 BTCC Edition is on sale with a distinctive list of standard features including matt black roof and 18-inch alloy wheels with black gloss sills, door mirror covers, lower front air dam, rear bumper and rear spoiler and the choice of Arctic White or Union Blue paint finishes for just £16,995.

The front grille proudly sports a BTCC badge and there are distinctive MG KX Momentum Racing team colours decals on the bonnet extension, front doors and wings behind the new chrome wing vent. BTCC Edition graphics are highlighted on the sills and also inside the car on the passenger facia.

Power from the BTCC Edition is from the 1.8-litre turbo petrol engine delivering 160 PS and 0 to 62mph in 8.4 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 120mph. Yet the car has a Group 14E insurance rating.

Standard equipment includes built-in full colour European satellite navigation (including a lifetime subscription to Trafficmaster), sports driver and front passenger seats, Dunlop Sport 225/45R 18-inch performance tyres, electronic hill hold function, power folding electrically heated exterior mirrors, iTPMS tyre monitoring system, rear parking sensors, front fog lights, cruise control, CD audio with USB and auxiliary inputs for MP3/Ipod connectivity and a leather covered multifunction steering wheel.

Despite its sporting credentials, the BTCC Special Edition is surprisingly practical for everyday use with a huge class-leading boot and rear folding seats to give a massive 1,379 litre cargo capacity.

The MG6 Magnette DTi-TECH is powered by a 1.9-litre turbo unit. It has common rail direct injection and a variable-rate turbocharger which means that the MG6 DTi-TECH diesel has the latest engine technology. And unique to the diesel versions are Stop-Start technology, which improves economy by a further 5%, and Smart Charging. This is a system which saves energy by only supplying power to certain electrical components when it is actually needed.

The new 1.9-litre DTi-TECH variable rate turbocharged diesel engine delivers 150PS. That gives an impressive 0-62mph time of just 8.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 120mph.

The DTi-TECH diesel really stands out by offering the highest pulling power (350Nm of torque) with the lowest insurance group (14E and 15E) in the market.

Prices for MG6 DTi-TECH diesels start from £16,995. Petrol versions start from £15,455. Generous £3,000 minimum trade-in allowances can be made on MG6 petrol models, with the exception of BTCC Edition models.

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