The MG 4 electric hatchback is due in Australia in September, and it’s set to offer a wide range of variants.
CarExpert understands a dual-motor all-wheel drive version could launch at the same time as the rest of the MG 4 range, which will comprise single-motor rear-wheel drive variants with 51kWh, 64kWh and 77kWh batteries.
The dual-motor flagship has already been certified for sale in Australia, appearing in the government approval database this week.
MG has previously released pricing for single-motor versions with 64kWh and 77kWh batteries, with the 64kWh Excite priced from $44,990 before on-road costs.
With a smaller 51kWh battery coming, there’s likely to be an even lower base price. Images in the government approval documents show a different, less sporty wheel design, suggesting it might be offered with a lower level of specification.
At the other end of the range, the flagship dual-motor MG 4’s powertrain produces 330kW and 600Nm, though the local approval documents list an output of 320kW. The official 0-100km/h claim is 3.8 seconds.
For context, a Mercedes-AMG A45 S produces 310kW and 500Nm and has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds.
It’s unclear what price tag it’ll wear locally. The most expensive MG 4 model priced for Australia thus far is the 77kWh Essence, priced from $55,990 before on-roads.
Images on the government approval documents show a unique wheel design, though it’s unclear what other specification differences will exist in the local-market flagship.
The flagship dual-motor model in China, called the Mulan Triumph, features the 18-inch alloy wheels depicted in these images, as well as colourful brake calipers and Alcantara upholstery.
WLTP range figures have yet to be released, though the dual-motor MG Mulan Triumph has a claimed range of 460km under more lenient CLTC testing – down 60km on the single-motor version with the same 64kWh battery.
We do have WLTP range figures for the rest of the line-up, which are as follows:
- Excite (64kWh): 450km
- Essence (64kWh): 435km
- Essence (77kWh): 530km
The WLTP figure for the UK-market 51kWh model is 351km, and this entry-level model produces 125kW and 250Nm.
Single-motor 64kWh models produce 150kW of power with the 64kWh battery, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.9 seconds.
With the larger 77kWh battery, the electric motor’s power is bumped up to 180kW and the 0-100km/h time cut to 7.0 seconds.
The 64kWh battery can be charged at up to 140kW using a DC charger. It will take a claimed 28 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent using a 150kW DC charger.
For more information on the range of MG 4 variants already confirmed for Australia, check out our price and specs article.
When it arrives here, it will be offered alongside the existing ZS EV. Unlike that model, however, the MG 4 rides a new dedicated electric vehicle platform.
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