MG has revealed a dual-motor flagship model of its all-electric Mulan hatchback, identified elsewhere because the MG 4, in China with scorching hatch-rivalling efficiency.
Dubbed the Triumph Version, it’s unclear if this dual-motor model of the MG 4 will probably be provided in Australia.
As not too long ago reported, the single-motor model of the MG 4 hatch is due right here within the first half of 2023.
We’ve reached out to MG Motor Australia to see if there’s any chance for the dual-motor MG 4 to launch domestically and can replace this story as soon as we hear again.
This flagship model of the MG 4 is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing 330kW of energy and 600Nm of torque.
For context that is 20kW and 100Nm greater than the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, and 36kW and 100Nm greater than the Audi RS3.
The twin-motor MG 4 additionally has related outputs because the Sensible #1 Brabus Efficiency Version which additionally has a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup, however produces 315kW and 543Nm.
MG claims the dual-motor model of the MG 4 can do the 0-100km/h dash in 3.8 seconds. That is on par with the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, Audi RS3, and Sensible #1 Brabus, and places it between the Tesla Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary (4.4 seconds) and Efficiency (3.3 seconds).
This dual-motor all-wheel drive electrical powertrain is mated to the identical 64kWh ternary lithium battery pack because the top-of-the-range single-motor MG 4.
MG claims the dual-motor MG 4 has an electrical vary of 460km in keeping with extra lenient CLTC testing. For reference, the single-motor model with the identical battery pack has a claimed CLTC vary of 520km.
The twin-motor MG 4 receives torque vectoring, orange “high-performance” brake calipers, and 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels wrapped in 235/45 R18 Bridgestone tyres.
On the within the flagship dual-motor MG 4 additionally receives Alcantara sports activities seats with six-way electrical adjustment and two-way lumbar assist, and an Alcantara steering wheel.
MG’s industrial director within the UK, Man Pigounakis, not too long ago informed Auto Categorical that it’s taking a look at launching the dual-motor model of the MG 4 in early 2023, indicating it’ll be provided in right-hand drive.
“We’re bringing out a high-performance model of MG 4 in about six months,” mentioned Mr Pigounakis.
“It provides us the choice of erring on the aspect of consolation with the usual automobile due to the very high-performance, twin-motor by-product.”
It’s unclear if the UK model of the dual-motor MG 4 will use the Triumph Version title, or if it’ll put on the X-Energy title which is at the moment used on a limited-edition model of the plug-in hybrid MG 6 in China.
“I’d prefer to see the model transitioning extra in direction of a sporty picture,” added Mr Pigounakis.
“We’ve got very smart vehicles at the moment. That’s about to alter into smart and enjoyable vehicles.”
Pricing for the dual-motor model of the MG 4 hasn’t been revealed but in China or the UK, however the single-motor variant kicks off at £25,995 ($A44,104) within the UK.
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