Whatever happened to the Modern Gentleman?

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    Whatever happened to the Modern Gentleman?

    Post by Windy on Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:14 am


    MG 6 - Test Driving the Modern Gentleman



    As a subversion of the usual hatchback sedan concept of "one car", from the listing date, MG6 to attract countless eyeballs of the fans, after listing three months, I finally got a chance to test drive MG6.

    Had heard MG6 by Shanghai Automotive engineers design institute single-handedly built the UK, and for the UK market. When you first saw MG6, indeed attracted by its beautiful appearance. Yes, MG6 tail design and the recent large hot models - Jaguar XJ exactly the same. This is the MG6 designers proud Fastback design, by MG6 them to become the first batch will be used in the Fastback model on the person.

    Fastback is the fifties of the last century became popular car design language, by the end of the car door window fused with the end of the roof through the hatch-type tailgate smooth transition to the rear of the vehicle, you can make full use of compartment space, but also get a lower drag coefficient in order to maintain high-speed stability. Now a lot of British luxury brands are still adhering to this design concept, from the earlier system to the latest Aston Martin and Jaguar XJ, we can see the shadow of Fastback.

    MG6 has a hatchback-style tailgate open, the normal state have the 429L on the luggage space, if the rear seats recline, and even get a full-1379L flat load space. The spacious interior space for people in other mid-size car has not been affected by "oppression" of the feelings, MG6 has a wheelbase of more than 2.7 meters, if you wish, for rear seat passengers can relax on the Erlang Tui Qiao Qi, more than 1.8 meters car width also can be comfortably seated three rear passengers.

    Think of Britain style, there will always associate it with gentle gentleman. However, when I test drive of this 1.8T MG6, it was absolutely no gentle feeling. When depress the accelerator pedal, force accompanied by the whistling sound of the turbines involved, a sense of pushing back spontaneously arises. At this point, tailor-made racing bucket seats wrapped around the body will be giving people the wrong impression!

    With front and rear subframe and anti-roll bars of the chassis, suspension effectively inhibit the MG6 the detour on the roll, while the rear wheel of the Z-type multi-link rear independent suspension is also filtered out most of the road bumps. MG6 "Violence machine" impression was deeply branded in the driver's brain.

    Security, MG6 is not only equipped with a high standard ESP brake system and other advanced electronic security systems, and the entire department is equipped with EBA brake-force support system, MG6 of the BDC, and TPMS is also a rare mid-size car in the security configuration, BDC automatic brakes cleaning system can be removed at any time above the water film attached to the brakes, TPMS, you can real time four tires within the tire pressure is displayed in the instrument panel, once a tire pressure below the standard value, it will alert the driver. This is totally eliminated the tire caused accidents.



    Source: http://auto.sohu.com/20100326/n271106524.shtml
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    Re: Whatever happened to the Modern Gentleman?

    Post by patpending on Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:31 am

    Think of Britain style, there will always associate it with gentle
    gentleman. However, when I test drive of this 1.8T MG6, it was
    absolutely no gentle feeling. When depress the accelerator pedal, force
    accompanied by the whistling sound of the turbines involved, a sense of
    pushing back spontaneously arises. At this point, tailor-made racing
    bucket seats wrapped around the body will be giving people the wrong
    impression!

    so it's more Biggles and Birkin's Bentley Boys than Wooster's Waftmobile...

    A little language is a dangerous thing. I wonder if the discussion about "fastback" could be described as "boxing" (2, 2½, 3) Wink

    "Gentle" means "noble" originally so in French the "middle-class gentilhomme" is a paradox!

    In SAIC Motor, isn't Roewe targeted at men and MG at women? Doesn't it make more sense to see Roewe as the "Rover"? - but what about the 550 Sport? the Roewe is very successful, they need good marketing for the MG...

    if the reporter was expecting a sedate brand, he maybe made the same mistake as when B*W were expecting only Range Rovers. One man there knew of British cars but as Austin Healeys. So instead of 75s, they found GSis, tis and Vitesses!

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