Last night I attended the launch of the all-new Morgan Plus Four.
Here are some highlights and stats about the new car.
It is based on the new aluminium CX-Generation platform.
Power comes from a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged BMW TwinPower petrol engine, (first ever four-cylinder turbocharged engine in a Morgan).
- The 2.0 litre engine produces 255 bhp and 400 Nm of torque
- There is a choice of a 6 speed manual or a 8 speed auto gearbox
- 0 to 62 mph only takes 4.8 seconds
- Top speed is 149 mph
- 40 mpg combined
- 159 g/km CO2 (WLTP figures)
- It only weighs 1009 kg
- On sale today starting from £62,995 on the road.
“The all-new Morgan Plus Four represents the very best of the Morgan Motor Company. It features rare craftsmanship, the instantly recognisable Morgan silhouette, and now, industry-leading technology thanks to our CX-Generation aluminium platform and BMW powertrains. A fitting successor to one of the world’s longest established nameplates, this new model displays some of the most celebrated key features of our classic range, and strikes the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. The all-new Morgan Plus Four represents a four-year development programme, carried out by our world-class design and engineering team.”Said Morgan Motor Company Chairman and CEO Steve Morris,
“This project has presented Design and Engineering with an incredible task: to protect and preserve our core model’s unique proposition while completely redesigning it. Despite the packaging constraints that complex that modern architecture presents, I believe the team have managed to protect what was important – the proportions, the posture, the tradition and the human-mechanical interaction. Almost every component has been evaluated and redesigned, and while many of these studies addressed small details, it is the quality and culmination of them that deliver an entirely new Plus Four today.”Said Morgan Motor Company Head of Design, Jonathan Wells.