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MG prices sporty MG4 XPower
Zesty all-wheel drive variant offers 320kW/600Nm all-electric powertrain for under $60K
5 Oct 2023
By MATT BROGAN
MG MOTOR Australia and New Zealand has announced pricing and details for its incoming MG4 XPower, the zesty all-wheel drive variant featuring a 320kW/600Nm all-electric powertrain – and enthusiastic 3.8-second 0-100km/h time – for just $59,990 plus on-road costs.
The variant is the most powerful MG in Australia to date and is available for preregistration via the MG public website from Friday, October 6.
MG’s high-powered, all-wheel drive and full-electric hatch is said to deliver “breathtaking power and dynamics” from its dual-motor driveline and boasts a series of “understated exterior design revisions” to differentiate it from the derivative line-up.
MG Motor Australia and New Zealand say the vehicle is “expected to fly under the radar in comparison to the usual high-powered hatchback offerings”, characterised only by orange-painted brake callipers, a two-tone black roof, new-look 18-inch alloy wheels with polished trim accents and Bridgestone Turanza tyres, and an exclusive new Hunter Green paint option.
Like the MG4 on which it is based, the MG4 XPower is underpinned by MG’s Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) and new dual-motor configuration. The front motor delivers 150kW and the rear 170kW, a “technological upgrade” claimed to “effectively distribute power and maximise driver engagement while cornering”.
The technology, dubbed Dynamic Cornering Control System, is offered for the first time on the MG4 XPower, combining an electronic locking differential and Intelligent Motor Control to allow torque vectoring between all four wheels. MG says the system generates maximum traction and outstanding composure across a wide variety of driving conditions.
Further, the MG4 XPower boasts a comprehensive range of suspension upgrades, including recalibrated spring and damper tuning, stiffer anti-roll bars and a sharper steering tune. MG says overall suspension stiffness is increased by 25 per cent, “meaning the MG4 XPower will build upon the acclaimed handling characteristics of the current MG4 range”.
Increased stopping power from four-wheel 345mm ventilated rotors is said to reduce the MG4 XPower’s 100-0km/h braking distance to just 33.9 metres.
The MG4 XPower features a familiar 64kWh battery which may be charged at a rate of up to 140kW (DC), topping the pack’s charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 26 minutes.
“The MG4 XPower has supercar performance packed with features including launch control and a track model-inspired lap timer showing that a compact EV can be affordable, practical and spirited to drive,” said MG Motor Australia and New Zealand CEO, Peter Ciao.
“We expect it will appeal to customers looking for a true performance car with plenty of technology and space to match. The MG4 XPower EV also retains the generous safety equipment levels, as well as practical hatchback features, of the award-winning MG4 range.”
MG Motor MG4 pricing*:
*Pricing excludes on-road costs.
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