- MG4 XPOWER prices start from $59,990
- Dual-motor drivetrain (320 kW/600 Nm) hits 0-100 km/hr in 3.8 seconds
- 64 kWh battery provides up to 385 km of range
MG Motor Australia has unveiled the official pricing and specifications for its latest high-performance all-wheel-drive electric hatchback, the MG4 EV XPOWER with prices starting from just $59,990 AUD before on-road costs.
The new XPOWER variant features a dual motor powertrain that delivers 320 kW of power and up to 600 Nm of torque, resulting in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. This firmly places the latest MG4 model in the company of the most potent high-performance hatchbacks on the market including the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-Benz AMG A45.
UPDATE 23/10/2023: Due to unprecedented demand for the MG4 X-Power, MG has fast-tracked demonstrators and pre-order vehicles for arrival in the showroom before the end of October 2023.
MG4 XPOWER Key Specs: Range, Charging and Size
The range topping XPOWER is built on the MG4's Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) dedicated EV platform and features an entirely new dual motor setup, delivering up to 320 kW of peak performance to all four wheels—150 kW to the front and 170 kW to the rear.
Underscoring its performance credentials, the new launch control feature allows drivers to experience the full power of the XPOWER by accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds.
Beyond its impressive straight-line performance, the XPOWER incorporates technological enhancements for optimal power distribution and driver engagement during cornering. The all-new Dynamic Cornering Control System, a first for MG, includes a locking electronic differential and Intelligent Motor Control, facilitating torque vectoring among all four wheels to provide maximum traction and exceptional stability in various driving conditions.
Additionally, a comprehensive set of suspension upgrades, including recalibrated spring and damper tuning, stiffer anti-roll bars, and sharper steering, enhances the MG4 XPOWER's handling characteristics, increasing overall suspension stiffness by up to 25%.
The 64 kWh battery provides up to 385km of claimed WLTP range. The battery can also support a maximum charge rate at up to 140 kW, resulting in a quick charge from 10% to 80% in just 26 minutes using a 150 kW DC rapid charger. The weight of the additional front motor reduces the range compared to the 64 kWh Essence variant.
MG4 XPOWER Key Features
These understated exterior design and specification upgrades include eye-catching orange 'XPOWER' brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, newly designed 18-inch alloy wheels, polished trim accents, and an exclusive Hunter Green color option. Peter Ciao, CEO of MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, emphasizes that EVs can be exciting, and the MG4 XPOWER is proof that performance can come at an affordable price.
Ciao notes, “The MG4 XPOWER has supercar-level performance with features like launch control and a track-inspired lap timer, showcasing that an affordable, practical, and spirited compact EV is possible. It should appeal to customers seeking genuine performance with ample technology and space. The MG4 XPOWER EV maintains the generous safety features and practical hatchback characteristics found in the award-winning MG4 range.”
The MG4 XPOWER further enhances its stopping power, reducing the 100-0 km/h stopping distance to an impressive 33.9 meters. This is achieved through upgraded ventilated 345 mm discs on all four corners, coupled with new premium Bridgestone Turanza tires that deliver exceptional grip without sacrificing rolling efficiency.
- Orange ‘XPOWER’ brake calipers.
- Two-tone black roof.
- 18-inch alloy wheels.
- Polished trim accents.
- Exclusive Hunter Green colour option.
- Performance Enhancements:
- Electric folding mirrors
- Rear tinted privacy glass
- Active intake grille shutter
- MG iSmart online connectivity with mobile app and built-in voice control
- EV trip planner
- Six-speaker 3D audio
- Qi wireless charging pad
- Dynamic Cornering Control System.
- Locking electronic differential.
- Intelligent Motor Control for torque vectoring across all wheels.
- 25% increased suspension stiffness.
- Recalibrated spring and damper tuning, stiffer anti-roll bars, sharper steering.
- Ventilated 345mm discs on all corners.
- Premium Bridgestone Turanza tires.
- Launch control for optimized acceleration.
- New technological upgrades for better power distribution during cornering.
- Blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Door open warning
- 360-degree camera system
- Emergency lane-keep assist
MG4 XPOWER vs. other Performance EVs
When it comes to straight-line speed, no other car (electric or not) provides better value in the market. The MG4 XPOWER provides the lowest cost per dollar in terms of power (kW) and acceleration. The Volxo EX30 Twin Motor Performance would be the closest competitor in terms of price and straight-line performance.
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