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MG4 XPower 2024: EV hatch with Audi RS3-beating power revealed


MG is bringing the fight some of the fastest combustion models on sale with a 320kW/600Nm performance model 

MG has officially confirmed it will build a high-performance version of its MG4 EV hatchback and it could make its way to Australia. 

Power and torque has been significantly boosted from the 150kW or 180kW rear-motor setup available in the lower tiers of MG4

The XPower is set to make 320kW of power thanks to a 150kW front motor and a 170kW rear motor. Torque of the entire drivetrain has been quoted at 600Nm

2024 MG4 XPower front 3/4 static studio shot
The MG4 XPower is the most powerful MG4 yet

MG has claimed that the MG4 XPower is capable of doing the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.8 seconds, the exact same manufacturer claim as the current turbocharged five-cylinder Audi RS3 Sportback

Chasing Cars reached out to MG Australia to clarify if the XPower performance variant will join the rest of the MG4 range. 

We will update this story when we receive word but given the model is already homologated in multiple forms here in Australia, it’s likely the flagship variant will follow.

2024 MG4 XPower rear 3/4 static
Outputs are 320kW/600Nm

Meanwhile, local first deliveries of the already-confirmed MG4 grades are expected to take place from August 2023, with pricing starting from $38,990 before on-road costs. 

What will distinguish the XPower from the rest of the MG4 range?

MG UK has said the MG4 XPower will be enhanced over the rest of the current range thanks to orange XPower brake calipers, a two-tone black roof, new design 18-inch alloy wheels and an ‘exclusive’ Racing Green paint colour. 

2024 MG4 XPower interior static steering wheel
Most of the standard MG4 interior is retained for the XPower variant

The XPower will also feature the Dynamic Cornering Control System, which comprises a locking electronic differential and active torque vectoring between all four wheels.

The suspension has also been improved over a standard MG4, now using stiffer anti-roll bars, and a recalibrated spring and damper tune. MG says that the overall suspension is 25 percent more stiff than before. 

Ventilated 345mm discs on all four corners of the new MG4 XPower help with stopping distance – the company claims the XPower can stop from 100km/h to zero in 33.9 metres.