At the launch of the new rear-drive MGs last week marketing manager Albert Venter hinted that the SA cars would probably have more power than those offered elsewhere in the world.
And now independent tests conducted by DASTEK have confirmed this.
The official figures are as follows:
Power output: Uprated from 190 kW at 5 000 r/min to 227 kW at 5 000 r/min.
Torque: Up from 410 Nm at 4 000 r/min to 471 Nm at 4 000 r/min.