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A Chinese MG4 much more powerful than the Volkswagen ID.3

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This is the Chinese novelty that scares European car manufacturers. While most brands are offering new relatively affordable compact electric models, the future MG4 now available for pre-order in France should cost less than €30,000 in its entry-level version with 51 kWh batteries and its engine. of 170 horsepower. For comparison, the entry-level Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Performance with 45 kWh batteries – which has just disappeared from the French catalog – was trading from €34,750. The Renault Mégane E-Tech does not start under €37,200 in its EV40 version with 40 kWh batteries. That’s why on paper, the MG4 would be very strong at this price provided you have a good level of equipment (the details of the range are not yet known).

In China, the MG4 is called Mulan

But the MG4 will not only play very cheap electric compacts. In China, the manufacturer belonging to the SAIC group has just lifted the veil on a “Triumph Edition” version of the car with a two-motor powertrain developing 330 kW, or just over 448 horsepower. The one called Mulan in China could thus bring down the 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, which would bring it closer to a Tesla Model 3 Performance (0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Equipped with the large 64 kWh batteries, it also claims a maximum range of 460 km, but according to a Chinese certification cycle (CLTC) more advantageous than ours (WLTP). homologation, it will rather be necessary to count on around 400 kilometres, and even less in real life when driving at 130 km/h on the motorway.

The interior presentation of this version
The interior presentation of this “Triump” version is sportier

A future sports reference?

Significantly less powerful (230 horsepower) and efficient (0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds), the Cupra Born VZ 230 “XL” costs €46,500. The Tesla Model 3 Performance is trading at €66,490 with its very impressive acceleration. Knowing that there is no reason for this MG4 “Triumph Edition” not to come to our market, we will be curious to see the price it will cost.