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MG4 2023: high-performance XPower variant confirmed for Australia, here by end of year


Chinese automaker MG has confirmed that its all-wheel-drive performance MG4 will be coming to Australia 

If the current 180kW MG4 Essence 77 isn’t enough power for you, things will soon step up a notch with the all-wheel-drive XPower, which has been confirmed for Australia. 

Around one month ago, MG pulled the covers off its XPower model overseas, which is set to produce 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque

Powering the flagship MG4 will be a 150kW front electric motor and a 170kW rear electric motor. 

2024 MG4 XPower interior static steering wheel
Inside the 2024 MG4 XPower

MG claims that the new MG4 XPower will be capable of sprinting to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds – the same claim as the current turbocharged five-cylinder all-wheel-drive Audi RS3.

Although Australian spec is yet to be confirmed, the UK market XPower configuration fits a 61.8kWh (usable) battery with a claimed 150kW DC fast charging time of 35 minutes (10-80 percent).  

Claimed consumption for the UK vehicle is 19.0kWh/100km with a maximum range of up to 527kms.  

2024 MG4 XPower rear end angle static shot
The XPower will have 320kW/600Nm

During the launch of the MG4 in Australia, a spokesperson for MG said that the XPower will likely arrive before the end of 2023. 

How can you tell an XPower apart from the rest of the MG4 range?

The big signs of the XPower are orange-painted brake callipers, new design 18-inch alloy wheels and exclusive Racing Green paintwork. 

Under the skin of the MG4’s platform

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

The chassis for the MG4 was designed in conjunction with automotive engineers Applus IDIADA who have also worked on the XPower. 

We’ve already driven the entry-level Excite 51 variant

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 stiffer 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.