Blow for Renault and Dacia: MG launches new MG4 Electric

Blow for Renault and Dacia: MG launches new MG4 Electric


New design, new platform, new component: MG Motor is about to enter the 100% compact sedan component and the brand new MG4 Electric.

It is MG’s first model based on the new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) created by SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company. A particularly thin MG4 Electric battery is available in capacities ranging from 51 kWh to 64 kWh and allows frequencies of up to 450 km in WLTP frequency. This new MG model will be launched in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2022 and is currently in its final pilot phase.

Using the new MG4 Electric, according to the new MSP platform, the manufacturer MG enters the compact component, which is important in Europe, and sets itself as an intelligent solution to the needs of drivers looking for an electric car. With a height of 4,287 mm, a width of 1,836 mm and a height of 1,504 mm, this new model is embedded in the heart of its competitive environment. The MG4 Electric offers a comfortable and spacious cabin, with ample space for five people, while maintaining an elegant and athletic balance. In addition, its excellent weight distribution (50:50) allows for better handling and greater flexibility in bends. With propulsion architecture, the new MG4 Electronics offer excellent driving pleasure.

Low car height is possible with its particularly flat battery. This is the thinnest battery manufactured by SAIC Motor with a length of only 110 mm, even the thinnest in its class. Initially, the MG4 Electric will be available with 51 kWh and 64 kWh batteries that allow a distance of 350 and 450 km respectively depending on the WLTP frequency.

Other MG4 Power variants will be installed, as well as a version with all-wheel drive. For larger batteries, the electric motor transmits a maximum power of 150 kW (204 hp) to the rear axle. The 51 kWh battery version lasts 125 kW (170 hp). MG4 lightning accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 8 seconds, while the top speed is set at 160 km / h.

Europe’s first demonstration for the new MSP platform

MG4 Electric is currently undergoing its final endurance tests with more than 120,000 kilometers being transported in various conditions across the old continent. It is MG’s first model for Europe based on the new MSP (Modular Scalable Platform) dedicated to electric vehicles and manufactured by parent company SAIC Motor. This seasonal architecture offers many benefits in terms of flexibility, space improvement, safety, driving experience, weight saving and advanced technology. Its design is suitable for wheels ranging from 2,650 to 3,100 mm, which makes it possible to create different body styles for different groups on the same platform. This new seasonal platform therefore plays an important role in MG growth strategy in Europe.

ONE FUKI battery

“ONE PACK” is an innovative design battery powered by the MSP platform. Thanks to the false layout of the battery components, the minimum battery length can reach a record value of 110 mm, greatly improving space usage. Combined with the new cooling system design, the “ONE PACK” battery offers three main advantages: high-speed connection, longer life and “zero system” security.

Benefiting from the “ONE PARK” battery, the new MG4 has an edge over its class in terms of internal space, weight and safety. Thanks to its new architecture set for electronic devices, the MG4 offers more interior space within the same exterior dimensions. Engineers have also been able to significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle, which is very beneficial for fuel efficiency and driving pleasure.

Ready for future technologies

The MSP platform and its related components are also ready for the implementation of advanced technology technologies of the future. For example, the system voltage of an electric car unit, which includes 8-layer hairpin technology and a special oil cooling system, can be increased from 400 to 800 V to charge the battery. even faster in the future. Additionally, the electric train has the potential to support future BaaS (Battery as a Service) battery exchange systems. Integrated service-based architecture (SOA) allows vehicles to receive remote updates (aerial, OTA) throughout their lives. Finally, the platform has a complete batch environment mapping system (PP CEM), essential for advanced autonomous operating solutions.