The flashing lights in your rear-view mirror could belong to a MG 4 police car – at least if you’re in France.

    The electric rear-wheel drive hatchback in the photograph below belongs to the Police Municipale (municipal police) of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

    It’s a department in the Grand Est region of France, named after the rivers Meurthe and Moselle, with a population of around 734,000 people.

    The region extends for 130km from north to south, and extends by up to 103km east to west.

    The liveried MG 4 features the 51kWh battery, which means a WLTP range of 350km.

    MG Motor Australia has just launched the MG 4 range in Australia with an entry-level price of $38,990 plus on-roads for the Excite 51kWh, which uses a 125kW electric motor.

    The next rung up is the MG 4 Excite ($44,990), with 150kW of power, a larger 64kWh battery and 450km of range along with faster charging speeds of up to 140kW (instead of 88kW).

    The same battery is used in the more luxurious MG 4 Essence ($47,990), with slightly range at 435km, though this trim level can also be had with a long-range 77kWh battery.

    The Long Range 77 costs $55,990 before on-roads and uses a 180kW electric motor, while achieving a claimed range of 530km.

    Expect the French police to take a good hard look at the soon-to-be-launched MG 4 XPower, which still uses the 64kWh battery but claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of a rapid 3.8 seconds flat.

    It gets front and rear electric motors producing, with combined outputs of 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque sent to all four wheels. It also gains Alcantara upholstery and bigger brakes.

    The MG 4 XPower is expected to arrive in Australia later in 2023, although price is yet to be confirmed.

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    Anthony Crawford
    Anthony Crawford is a Senior Road Tester at CarExpert.
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