MG4: the Chinese electric car that breaks prices in France

MG Motor is upping the gears with the MG4 Electric. This almost 4.30 meter long electric sedan is the first model of the Chinese brand to be designed and developed to meet the requirements of the European market. It is based on a specific platform that allowed better battery integration to increase space on board and lower the center of gravity for better dynamism on the road.

MG Motor also paid special attention to the design. Gone is the multifaceted style, the MG4 Electric displays real personality with its aggressive front end and two-piece roof spoiler. The interior is, of course, less original than the outer dress. But the equipment is up to date with digital gauges, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, inductive phone charging and a host of driving aids like a traffic jam assistant and 360-degree camera.

Given all these innovations, one would think the MG4 would come close to its European rivals in terms of pricing. But the Chinese brand, which set out to make electromobility accessible to everyone, manages to take a clear step forward at this point.

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In France, the MG4 is available from €28,990, down from €23,000 after deducting the €6,000 ecological bonus. For comparison, a Renault Mégane E-Tech costs 37,200 euros in the basic version, or 8,210 euros more!

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The MG4 Luxury at the price of a Renault Zoé

And at this price, the MG4 even surpasses its French rival by offering a more powerful electric motor (170 hp versus 130 hp) and a larger battery (51 kWh versus 40 kWh) allowing it to have a longer range (350 km MG Engine). , against 300 km for Renault). In this basic version, called “Standard”, the MG4 is also well equipped with automatic air conditioning, LED headlights, touch screen and fast charging that can accept up to 117 kW of power, against 85 kW of the Megane E-Tech.

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The MG4 is also offered with a more powerful engine (204 hp) combined with a 64 kWh battery, providing a range of up to 450 km. Offered in two trim levels (Comfort and Luxury), this version has an additional cost of 4,000 euros compared to the basic version, but here again the price difference with its European rivals (the Mégane E-Tech, but also the Volkswagen ID3 and the Citroën e-C4) remains above 5,000 euros.

MG4 prices in France (excluding the €6,000 eco bonus):

  • MG4 Standard (170 hp – 51 kWh): 28,990 euros
  • MG4 Comfort (204 hp – 64 kWh): 32,990 euros
  • MG4 Luxury (204 hp – 64 kWh): 34,990 euros

A 400hp MG4 in 2023

Launched in France in October, the range of the MG4 will be enriched from 2023 onwards with a version with a large battery (77 kWh) promising more than 500 km of range. But also a sportier version of more than 400 hp thanks to the addition of a second engine on the front axle. Enough to display a level of performance worthy of a Tesla, with 0 to 100 km/h announced in less than 4 seconds.

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And the Chinese brand, growing in the European market (60,000 sales in Europe from January to August 2022) does not intend to stop there. MG Motor Europe President Xinyu Liu announced the arrival of ten new models by the end of 2025 on European soil. Among them, a two-seater electric sports roadster – known as the Cyberster – will be presented in 2023. A return for this originally English brand, which will celebrate its centenary next year.

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