MG Motor ups the ante with the MG4 Electric. This almost 4.30 meter long electric sedan is the first model from the Chinese brand that has been designed and developed to meet the requirements of the European market. It is based on a specific platform which has enabled better integration of the battery to increase space on board and lower the center of gravity for better dynamics on the road.
MG Motor also paid special attention to the design. Gone is the versatile style, the MG4 Electric shows real personality with its aggressive front end and its two-piece roof spoiler. The interior is naturally less original than the exterior dress. But the equipment is up to date with digital gauges, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, inductive phone charging and a host of driving aids such as traffic jam assistant and 360-degree camera. .
Faced with all these innovations, one would have thought the MG4 would approach its European rivals in terms of pricing. But the Chinese brand, which has set itself the goal of making electromobility accessible to everyone, manages to be a clear step ahead on this point.
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In France, the MG4 is available from 28,990 euros, less than 23,000 euros after deducting the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros. In comparison, a Renault Mégane E-Tech costs 37,200 euros in the basic version or 8,210 euros more!
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And at this price, the MG4 even surpasses its French rival by offering a more powerful electric motor (170 hp vs. 130 hp) and a larger battery (51 kWh vs. 40 kWh), allowing it to show better autonomy (350 km according to MG Engine), against 300 km for Renault). In this basic version, called “Standard”, the MG4 is also well equipped with automatic climate control, LED headlights, touchscreen and fast charging that can accept up to 117 kW of power, against 85 kW for the Megane E-Tech.
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The MG4 is also offered with a more powerful engine (204 hp) combined with a 64 kWh battery that gives a range of up to 450 km. Offered in two equipment levels (comfort and luxury), this version has an additional price of 4,000 euros compared to the base version, but here again the price difference with its European rivals (Mégane E-Tech, but also Volkswagen ID3 and Citroën e-C4) remains over 5,000 Euro.
The prices of the MG4 in France (excluding the organic bonus of 6,000 euros):
- MG4 Standard (170 hp – 51 kWh): 28,990 euros
- MG4 Comfort (204 hp – 64 kWh): 32,990 euros
- MG4 Luxury (204 hp – 64 kWh): 34,990 euros
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Launched in France in October, the range of the MG4 will be enriched from 2023 with a version with a large battery (77 kWh) that promises more than 500 km of autonomy. But also a sports version of more than 400 hp thanks to the addition of a second engine on the front axle. Enough to show a level of performance worthy of a Tesla, with a 0 to 100 km/h announced in less than 4 seconds.
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And the Chinese brand that is growing in the European market (60,000 sales in Europe from January to August 2022) does not intend to stop there. The president of MG Motor Europe, Xinyu Liu, announced the arrival of ten new models before the end of 2025 on European soil. Among them, an electric two-seat sports roadster – known as the Cyberster – will be unveiled in 2023. A homecoming for this originally English brand, which will celebrate its centenary next year.
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