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2023 MG4 EV XPOWER 9

High voltage XPOWER turns heads

Riley Riley

The new MG4 EV XPOWER is set to blast the established performance market.

It’s MG’s most powerful production car yet and with 320kW of power on tap, can dispatch the dash in a scant 3.8 seconds.

That makes it quicker than a BMW M2, M3, M4 or M5 and it’s a fraction of the cost, priced from only $59,990 plus on-road costs.

XPOWER sits on the MG’s Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) with an all-new dual motor configuration that delivers up to 320kW of peak performance and 600Nm of torque to all four wheels, via 150kW front and 170kW rear electric motors.

It also has launch mode and five different drive modes.

Subtle exterior design enhancements include orange “XPOWER’ brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, new 18-inch alloy wheels and polished trim accents, alongside an exclusive new $1000 Hunter Green colour option.

MG Motor Australia’s Peter Ciao said the new MG4 XPower is proof positive that EVs don’t have to be boring.

“The MG4 XPOWER has supercar performance packed with features including launch control and a track mode inspired lap timer showing that a compact EV can be affordable, practical and spirited to drive,” he said.

“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.”

Increased stopping power reduces braking distance from 100-0km/h to just 33.9 metres, with uprated, ventilated 345mm discs for all four corners.

Premium Bridgestone Turanza rubber offers excellent levels of grip without compromising rolling efficiency.

An all-new Dynamic Cornering Control System will be available for the first time on an MG.

It features a locking electronic differential and Intelligent Motor Control to allow torque vectoring between all four wheels, generating maximum traction and outstanding composure in a wide range of driving conditions.

Overall the suspension is 25 per cent stiffer than other models, with re-calibrated springs and dampers, stiffer anti-roll bars and sharper steering.

The 64kWh battery can be recharged at up to 140kW, with 10-80 per cent taking only 26 minutes using a 150kW DC rapid charger.

Performance comes at a cost however with all important range an estimated 385km.

For more information visit https://mgmotor.com.au/


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