MG’s Next-Gen EVs Will Be Even Faster and More Efficient

With its new electric hot hatch, MG claims it can squeeze out even more power, and its following-generation models will be even faster. Equipped with launch control, the new MG 4 XPower EV can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

In its current tune, the 64kWh battery pack and dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain of the high-performance MG4 electric hatchback provides 320kW of power and 600Nm of torque, respectively.

Related: MG Cyberster and EX4 Concept Demonstrate Their Potent at Goodwood

According to SAIC Motor Director of electric driveline engineering, Wang Jian:

“I can get more. Actually, I can get 25Nm more torque from MG 4 XPower, based on the current voltage and cooling system in the car, so just a little bit more. Acceleration could be faster, too, by 0.1 seconds, so MG 4 XPower 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds would fall to 3.7 seconds. It’s possible, but we have to test because maximum torque happens in just 0.1 seconds. But with the next generation, when we are thinking about high-voltage systems like 800 volts, then we could develop a lot more power in our high-performance cars.”

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Wang Jian stated that it was more crucial to create electric vehicles with a longer range, even in the performance segment, in addition to creating more potent EV solutions for next-generation MGs. Jian added:

“We are focused on the overall efficiency of the package at SAIC. The efficiency of power and the efficiency of low-voltage systems to give you more range is the most important thing. If you can use just one kilowatt of power to give you more range [it’s] most important for the next generation of cars. The cooling system is most important for the power side of things, because if the cooling can fully support the power then there’s no problem to produce as much power as required for what you need, and whether you require water or oil cooling for the application.”

Interestingly, MG claims a 0-100km/h time of an eye-popping 2.6 seconds from its Cyberster, the all-electric, two-seat roadster that made its global debut at last week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

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