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Brand New 24 MG MG4 125kW SE EV 51kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" floating colour touchscreen5 driving modes (Eco, sport, snow, custom, standard)
7" Full digital driver information displayAdaptive cruise control
Android AutoApple CarPlay
Driver attention assistE-call
Intelligent speed limit assist with traffic sign recognitioniSmart
Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)PAS
Rear parking sensorsTraffic jam assist

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

7 kW onboard charger 

Entertainment

4 speaker audio systemDAB+ radio
USB ports (2x front, 1x rear) 

Exterior Features

Auto headlightsElectrically adjustable heated black door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows with driver's one-touch up/downIntegrated LED daytime running lights
Intelligent high beamLED centre brake light
LED rear lightsProjector LED headlights
Rain sensing wipersRear side wing doors
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Tinted glassVehicle to load charging

Interior Features

2nd row 60/40 split fold seat3 rear headrests
3 seat bench in 2nd row4 way adjustable passenger seat
Climate controlDriver 6-way adjustable seat
Fabric upholsteryFront headrests
Leather steering wheelOne pedal drive
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelSingle front passenger seat

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbelts4 regenerative braking mode (Auto, 1, 2, 3)
ABS/EBDActive emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
Drivers seatbelt reminderDual front airbags
EBAESP
Front and rear passenger seat belt reminderFront passenger airbag deactivation switch
Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)Front side airbags
Hill start assistRear door child safety locks
Rear seat ISOFIX x2Side curtain airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm & Engine Immobiliser 

Wheels

17" alloy wheels with low wind resistance aero cover
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh51
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)1230Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change10-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.2Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)450
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change10-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)52Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change10-80
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW50Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)39
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change10-80Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW150
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeCCS Type 2Maximum Charging Rate - kW150
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage80000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years7
Usable Battery Capacity50.8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City11.9
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb17WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City5.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.6WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City492
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb350WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City305
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb218 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Engine LayoutREAR TRANSVERSE
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power170Coin SeriesSE EV
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0727DManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years7
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75NCAP Safety Assist %78
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage80000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.7Engine Power - BHP170
Engine Power - KW125Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Top Speed100 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/50 R17Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1504Length4287
Wheelbase2705Width1836
Width (including mirrors)2060 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2103Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)986
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)289Max. Loading Weight448
Max. Towing Weight - Braked500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1655No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MG Motor UK MG4 EV

MG's real future starts with this MG4. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

The MG4 redefines its brand - and redefines what customers should have to pay for a cutting-edge compact five-seat EV family hatchback. It probably won't be on your wish list if you're currently looking for a car of this kind. It should be.

Background

For the first time in its long history, MG is a proper mainstream player. Proper in terms of sales (it's currently out-selling brands like MINI, Skoda and Land Rover). And proper in terms of product - or at least in terms of this one, the MG4. The company calls this compact full-EV hatch a 'disruptor', offering much more for much less: and that's exactly what it is. For less than the cost of an EV supermini, here's an all-electric family car that makes similarly sized rivals look hopelessly over-priced. With new Chinese-era MGs of the past, there would have been a caveat to come at this point - or several. Cheap build quality, dull road manners, naff interior plastics and, in the case of an EV, feeble driving range. None of which, on paper at least, seem to apply to the MG4, the first of several future models from the brand to use the sophisticated all-new Modular Scalable Platform that in coming years will transform what we can expect from the marque. If you're about to sign for a Volkswagen ID.3 or a Kia Niro EV, stop and read this first.

Driving Experience

There's no key or starter button: you just get in, take a seat, press the brake and the car comes to life. On the move, there are five driving modes (Normal/Sport/Eco/Snow/Custom) and four selectable regenerative braking settings, including an Adaptive mode, the fiercest setting doing 80% of braking for you. This is the first of a series of new-era MG models that ride and handle at a similar level to pricier volume brand competitors. Being able to base everything on properly modern underpinnings helps - in this case, the brand's freshly developed Modular Scalable Platform. But there's more to the engineering here than that: a slender battery pack that occupies almost the whole wheelbase length, a compact rear-mounted motor and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. In the mainstream range, there's a choice of two powertrains, both of which put out 250Nm of pulling power. The base 50.8kWh version has a 170PS motor, manages 218 miles of range and makes 62mph from rest in 7.5s. Ideally, you'll want to stretch to the 61.7kWh version, which has a 203PS motor, is a fraction slower to 62mph (7.7s), but goes 281 miles between charges - or 270 miles if you opt for the plusher (but portlier) 'Trophy' trim spec. If that's not really enough for you, then MG offers an Extended Range model, which has a larger 74.4kWh battery and targets 323 miles of range. There's also a dual motor AWD performance hot hatch XPOWER model which is the fastest MG in history, with 435PS and a 3.8 second 0-62mph sprint time. On the move, there's not a great deal of steering feedback, which is a shame because in most other respects, this car feels really quite sporty. As promised, the stiff chassis helps the car feel taut and responsive; and though the ride's on the firm side, it's something you can live with and gives you the feel that this MG would be up for a few playful back roads if you could afford the battery range to let it have its head. Do that and you'll find decent body control, eager traction and not too much evidence of the portly near-1.7-tonne kerb weight. It's easily the most entertaining MG to date.

Design and Build

Think of this car as a Chinese take on a Volkswagen ID.3 and you won't be far off the mark. The two cars are similar in size and if anything, the MG4 looks more contemporary, with its 'floating' roof, heavily sculpted black lower bodywork, short rear overhangs and intricate rear light clusters. The insectoid looks could do with a larger set of wheels than the standard 17-inch rims to set them off, but aesthetically that's about it on the debit side. It feels uber-modern and a whole generation on from anything MG has ever produced inside the minimalist cabin too. At first glance, there's a curious steering wheel (flat-topped and bottomed) through which you view a 7-inch instrument screen. Plus a centre 'floating' 10.25-inch infotainment display. And not a lot else. The interior looks lacks the bright and cheery feel of an ID.3. And you could nit-pick about some aspects of plastics quality. But overall, the design here lacks little in either ambition or execution. Apart from the drive selector and the parking brake, the only physical controls are a row of buttons beneath the central screen. Rear seat space is fine by the standards of Focus-sized compact hatchbacks - couple of six-footers will just about fit. And there's a reasonably-sized 363-litre boot with a false floor, the area extendable to 1,177-litres by the usual split-folding rear bench.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £27,000, which gets you the MG4 EV in base 'SE' trim, a variant available with either Standard Range or (for £2,500 more) Long Range batteries. The top 'Trophy' version (around £32,500) comes in Long Range form with a 61.7kWh battery. Or in 'Extended Range' form with a 74.4kWh battery. The top XPOWER AWD variant uses a 61.8kWh battery and costs around £36,500. Overall, these figures might sound a lot if you're not familiar with EV pricing these days, but they represent a massive saving on segment rivals - and also undercut smaller EVs too. The key segment rival, Volkswagen's ID.3, starts at around £37,000: a Kia Niro EV is hardly any cheaper from around £35,000. Even a much smaller Vauxhall Corsa Electric supermini cost from around £34,000 at the time of this review. Most EV customers buy with finance - and there, things look even better. It isn't as if MG has skimped on kit either. 'SE' models get automatic LED headlights and rear lights, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control and MG iSmart app connectivity. Plus the company's MG Pilot advanced driver assistance system. Top 'Trophy' variants gain a two-tone roof, rear privacy glass, a twin aero rear spoiler, a leather interior with electric driver's seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, a Bluetooth key, satellite navigation, a 360 camera, wireless phone charging and an upgraded MG iSmart system compatible with live services. Plus there's an upgraded MG Pilot system, with the inclusion of Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Cost of Ownership

Earlier we gave you the driving range figures: 218 miles for an 'SE' 51kWh model; 281 miles for an 'SE' Long Range 64kWh version; and 270 miles for a 'Trophy' 64kWh top variant. It's 239 miles for the AWD XOPWER model. And 323 miles for the 77kWh Extended Range derivative. To achieve these figures, you'll obviously have to regularly select the provided Eco driving mode and get familiar with the fiercest regenerative braking setting. As for charging, well the 64kWh variants that most will want equal the sort of charging speed you'd get with a rival Volkswagen ID.3, accepting rates of up to 140kW. That's enough to replenish the battery from 10 to 80% in 35 minutes. You might worry about depreciation from a budget brand like MG. Actually, the opposite is true. Industry experts CAP reckon that this MG4 in volume 'SE' Long Range form will retain up to 64.6% of its value after three years - which is similar to the return you'd get from premium brands like Tesla, Porsche and Land Rover. Even the top 'Trophy' version will retain 61% of its original cost. And if that doesn't convince you, then the comprehensive 7 year warranty just might. Insurance groups start at 27D for the base 51kWh 'SE' model: it's 28D for the 64kWh 'SE' variant: and 29D for the top 'Trophy' 64kWh MG4. It's group 40D for the XPOWER variant.

Summary

Since MG was taken over by the Chinese SAIC conglomerate, the cars it's sold have been good value, well equipped and practical. But never desirable or dynamically truly class competitive. All that changes with the MG4. It's one of the most surprising cars we've reviewed for ages. All the engineering stuff stacks up, it looks good and driving range and charging figures are all up to snuff. You might find the minimalist interior a bit sombre and criticise a few of the plastics. But you'll forget all that when you find that this car costs up to £10,000 less than some of its obvious rivals, is better equipped and comes with a 7 year warranty. After trying an MG4, you may well still decide you want a better-known segment rival. But make no mistake: if you're choosing an EV in this class, try one you must.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
50%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

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47 monthly payments of£299
Deposit£299
Total amount payable£24,934.82
Fixed interest rate1.85%
Representative APR2.9%
Cash price£22,995
Credit amount£22,696
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge14.9p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£10,291.50
Term (months)48

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