MG Announces MG4 XPOWER 'Supercar killer' for just $59,990

Matt Brand
October 5, 2023
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MG Motor has confirmed the introduction of its all-new high-performance all-electric hatchback, the MG4 EV XPOWER, set for release in Q4 2023 or Q1 2024. Touted as MG’s most potent production car to date, the model will be priced at $59,990 AUD.

The MG4 XPOWER will boast a dual motor powertrain, offering 320kW and torque of up to 600Nm. These specifications set the MG4 in direct competition with other high-end performance hatchbacks in the market including the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-Benz AMG A45. Notably, the vehicle can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds.

Within some circles, the MG4 XPOWER's outright accelleration has been described as a 'Supercar Killer'.

In terms of design, the new model incorporates subtle changes. These include orange ‘XPOWER’ brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, 18’’ alloy wheels, polished trim accents, and an exclusive new Racing Green colour.

The underpinnings of the XPOWER are based on the MG4’s Modular Scalable Platform (MSP). The vehicle is powered by a novel dual motor configuration, supplying up to 320kW and 600Nm to all four wheels through front (150kW) and rear (170kW) electric motors. This model also introduces an innovative Dynamic Cornering Control System. This system, a first for MG, includes a locking electronic differential and Intelligent Motor Control, enabling torque vectoring between all wheels.

The vehicle’s enhanced drivetrain offers sophisticated upgrades that allow optimal power distribution, ensuring stability during cornering. Additionally, MG has implemented comprehensive suspension modifications, such as recalibrated spring and damper tuning, and an increase in overall suspension stiffness by up to 25%.

Furthermore, the MG4 XPOWER introduces a recalibrated regenerative braking software, offering one-pedal driving when appropriate. The model can decelerate from 100-0kph within 33.9 meters, thanks to upgraded ventilated 345mm discs and new premium Bridgestone Turanza tires. Additionally, the hatchback includes a launch control feature, underscoring its high-performance capabilities.

MG4 XPOWER Key Specifications:

  • Launch Date: Register interest from 6th October 2023.
  • Drive Configuration: Dual-motor, all-wheel drive.
  • Power Output: 320kW total (Front: 150kW, Rear: 170kW).
  • Torque: 600Nm.
  • Range: 385km WLTP (Euro Tested)
  • Pricing: $59,990 AUD plus on-road costs.
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds.

Exterior Features:

  • Orange ‘XPOWER’ brake calipers.
  • Two-tone black roof.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels.
  • Polished trim accents.
  • Exclusive Hunter Green colour option.
  • Performance Enhancements:
  • 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.

Battery & Charging:

  • 64kWh battery capacity.
  • Charging capability of up to 140kW.
  • 10% to 80% charge in 26 minutes with a 150kW DC rapid charger.
  • Braking:
  • 100-0km/h stopping distance: 33.9 meters.
  • Ventilated 345mm discs on all corners.
  • Premium Bridgestone Turanza tires.

Additional Features:

  • Launch control for optimized acceleration.
  • New technological upgrades for better power distribution during cornering.

What do you think about the MG4 XPOWER? Right price or still too high? Join the discussion below!

Matt Brand
Matt Brand, the esteemed car critic from Car Sauce, offers unparalleled expertise on all things automotive. From new car releases to pre-owned options, he provides in-depth analysis and honest evaluations to guide readers through the car-buying process. Join us as he delves into the exciting world of motoring.

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