MG4 XPower's Accelerated Arrival in Australia: What You Need to Know!
October 23, 2023
The MG 4 XPower, known for its supercar speeds, is set to grace Australian showrooms earlier than anticipated. This change in schedule is attributed to the overwhelming demand from dealers and potential buyers.
Originally slated for a November release, the electric hot hatch will now be available by the end of October.
Retailing at $59,990 before additional costs, this marks MG's priciest offering in Australia since its acquisition by Chinese stakeholders. This model is $4000 steeper than its predecessor, the Essence 77. However, the XPower, with its dual-motor all-wheel drive, boasts an extra 140kW of power.
This hatchback's dual motor powertrain delivers a whopping 320kW and a torque of up to 600Nm. Such specs place the MG 4 XPower in the league of renowned performance hatchbacks like the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-Benz AMG A45. Its 0-100kph acceleration in a mere 3.8 seconds has earned it the nickname 'Supercar Killer' in certain circles.
It's powered by a 64kWh battery, compatible with 140kW DC charging, and promises a 385km range per WLTP cycle.
Distinctive features of this high-performance variant include orange brake calipers, a black roof, special 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara seats, and an exclusive Hunter Green paint job. While most color options come at no extra charge, the Hunter Green variant has a $1000 upcharge. Additionally, Australian models come equipped with a lap timer.
The XPower is built on MG's new Modular Scalable Platform, but it's been technically enhanced for this model. Improvements include recalibrated springs, dampers, and stiffer anti-roll bars. MG asserts a 25% increase in suspension rigidity and enhanced steering precision.
A notable addition is the Dynamic Cornering Control System, which integrates an electronic differential lock and Intelligent Motor Control for torque vectoring. The car also features upgraded 345mm ventilated disc brakes and is fitted with Bridgestone Turanza tires.
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