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Electric Hatchbacks just got exciting: the new MG4 EV XPOWER

The MG4 EV XPOWER electric ‘family hatchback’ has dual electric motors delivering all-wheel drive, a total power output of 435 PS, up to 600 Nm of torque, and a 0-62 mph time of just 3.8 seconds.

And despite its supercar-rivalling performance, it’s priced at just £36,495.

New features for the MG4 EV XPOWER include launch control which helps to enable the impressive 0-62 mph acceleration time.

An all-new Dynamic Cornering Control System will also be available for the first time on an MG, featuring a locking electronic differential and Intelligent Motor Control to allow torque vectoring between all four wheels, generating maximum traction when cornering. This should help to control the 170kW output from the electric motor at the rear and the 150kW output from the electric motor at the front.

A series of suspension upgrades have been completed, featuring recalibrated spring and damper tuning, stiffer anti-roll bars and sharper steering, with overall suspension stiffness increased by up to 25%.

Uprated, ventilated 345mm brake discs on all four wheels, with new Bridgestone Turanza tyres, results in the stopping distance from 62-0mph being reduced to 33.9 metres. The recalibrated regenerative braking software can also now allow one pedal driving.

Exterior design and specification changes include orange ‘XPOWER’ brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, new 18-inch alloy wheels and polished trim accents, alongside a new Racing Green colour option. 

The MG4 EV XPOWER will be available to order from July 2023, with its first public debut confirmed for Goodwood Festival of Speed (13-16 July).

MG will also show the new EX4 concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the First Glance paddock from Thursday 13th July. MG says that the EX4 “boldly reimagines the Metro 6R4 rally legend of the 1980s, underpinned by the MG4 XPOWER’s electric drivetrain”. 

Designed by MG’s team in London, who played a key role in creating the new MG Cyberster, the EX4 will feature a distinctive livery designed especially for Goodwood and which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Metro 6R4.