MG has revealed the global version of its dual-motor all-wheel drive Mulan Triumph Edition electric hatch.
Now wearing the MG 4 XPower nameplate, the hot hatch produces 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
That’s 10kW and 100Nm more than a Mercedes-AMG A45 S, and is enough to rocket the small hatch from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds with launch control.
It’ll be available to order in July in the UK, and MG Australia has said the XPower is “under strong consideration” to join the line-up this year.
All MG 4s are underpinned by MG’s new Modular Scalable Platform, but for the XPower the company has made various technical enhancements.
There are recalibrated springs and dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars, with MG claiming it has increased suspension stiffness by up to 25 per cent. It also claims the steering is sharper.
The MG 4 XPower debuts a new Dynamic Cornering Control System, featuring an electronically locking differential and Intelligent Motor Control that allows for torque vectoring between all four wheels.
There are uprated, ventilated 345mm four-wheel disc brakes sitting behind Bridgestone Turanza tyres.
Unlike an AMG A45, MG has gone for a more understated look. It’s distinguished from lesser MG 4s through its orange brake calipers, black roof, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, polished trim accents, and an exclusive Racing Green exterior finish.
“We expect it will appeal to customers looking for a pure performance offering which is the antithesis of the traditionally ‘loud’ high performance hatchback,” said MG Motor UK commercial director Guy Pigounakis.
In the UK, it’s priced from £36,495 (A$69,878), or around £10,000 (A$19,087) more than the cheapest MG 4.
For reference, the MG 4 range opens at $38,990 before on-roads in Australia.
The XPower name has been used by MG before.
It’s used on a high-performance plug-in hybrid version of the MG 6 on the Chinese market, and first appeared on a short-lived sports car from the dying days of British-owned MG Rover.
The MG XPower was based on the Qvale Mangusta, and packed Ford V8 power under the bonnet.
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