MG has confirmed that this summer it will expand the range of the MG4 Electric with new mechanical options. With this movement, the Anglo-Chinese firm will seek to finish cementing the resounding success of its electric compact, which thanks to its competitive rates have managed to conquer the European public from the moment of its launch.
Currently, the MG4 is offered with two mechanical assemblies. The access model uses a 170 hp (125 kW) and 250 Nm motor, as well as a 51 kWh battery with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) cells. This variant completes 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds, reaches a top speed of 160 km/h, and certifies a 350 km WLTP range.
The top version combines a 204 hp (150 kW) and 250 Nm engine with a 64 kWh pack. In this case, the cells use NCM (nickel, cobalt, manganese) chemistry, which enjoys a higher energy density. The 0-100 km/h is reduced to 7.9 seconds. As for the range, it announces a maximum of 450 km WLTP.
In the middle of the year, the MG4 will receive a third pack of 77 kWh. In the absence of official confirmation, we can hope that with him he will widely exceed the 500 km WLTP barrier. As is already the case with the 51 and 64 kWh models, the cells will be of CATL origin; It is not for nothing that the SAIC group (MG’s parent company) is a shareholder of the battery manufacturer.
The MG4 X-Power will have 449 hp (330 kW) of power
Another interesting novelty will be the landing of a high-performance X-Power variant, which will add a second motor on the front axle. This will give you all-wheel drive (the rest of the MG4s are rear-wheel drive), a combined output of 449PS (330kW), and 600Nm of torque. The wild hot hatch will break at all times with a 0-100 km/h of just 3.8 seconds.
Although in China the 449 hp version uses the 64 kWh pack, it is possible that in Europe it is only available with the 77 kWh one; if we had to make a prediction, we would say that the new battery could be associated with either rear- or all-wheel-drive configuration, depending on whether the customer decides to prioritize performance or range.
Currently, the MG4 is offered with three finishes: Standard (51 kWh, 30,690 euros), Comfort (64 kWh, 35,190 euros), and Luxury (64 kWh, 37,190 euros). Looking at these rates, we can assume that with the 77 kWh battery, it will become the cheapest electric car capable of exceeding 500 km WLTP.