Pricing and specifications for the Australian-delivered MG 4 XPower have been confirmed, register of interest is open now.
The MG 4 XPower electric hot hatch is available to buy in Australia for $59,990, with MG’s local interest register open now.
The sub-$60k price makes the model attractive given the rapid acceleration that puts it in the realm of supercars like the Porsche 911 – at least when it comes to straight-line acceleration.
The MG 4 XPower gets an uprated dual-motor electric powertrain that delivers 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque through all four wheels, more than double that of the MG 4 EV Long Range.
This allows the XPower to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.8 seconds – on par with high-end petrol-engined hot hatches such as the Mercedes-AMG A45 (3.9 seconds) – and top out at 200 km/h.
To improve handling, the suspension has been stiffened by 25 per cent compared with the regular 4, thanks to recalibration of the springs and dampers and fitting of new anti-roll bars. The steering is also said to be sharper on the XPower.
Stopping power is improved by new ventilated 345mm disc brakes, which give the XPower the 100-0 km/h stopping distance of 33.9 meters. These discs are hidden behind 18-inch Cyclone alloy wheels shod in Bridgestone Turanza tyres.
The hot hatch uses the same 62 kWh (usable capacity) battery as the Long Range model but – according to specifications previously published by a major UK dealer and yet to be ratified by MG – the range is cut from 435km down to 385km.
A 10-80 per cent charge cycle takes 35 minutes on a 150 kW charger, said the dealer listing.
Inside, the XPower broadly matches the regular model, with changes including a set of Alcantara bucket seats and metal pedals.
A Dynamic Driving Management system is included, showing data including lap times and a g-force meter.
The XPower is expected to be the “sporting” model shown alongside the new MG Cyberster electric roadster.
Registration of interest from Australian buyers commences tomorrow, October 6, ahead of its expected late-2024 arrival.