Morgan Plus Four Is Brand's First Four-Cylinder Turbo Car

5 March 2020 - motor1

Morgan Plus Four Is Brand's First Four-Cylinder Turbo Car

Performance has been taken "to a completely new level.”

Following a single teaser from last week, Morgan has unveiled the all-new Plus Four sports car. We are using the term all-new with a purpose here as the vehicle shares just three percent of its components with its predecessor and the name change from Plus 4 to Plus Four comes to reflect this.

Riding on Morgan's new aluminum-rich architecture, the two-seater effectively becomes the brand's first car to use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It's the familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four from BMW, which in this application generates 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and up to 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque.

The unit grants the new Plus Four with the same performance as the previous Morgan Roadster, or 0 to 62 miles per hour (0 to 100 kilometers per hour) in just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph (240 kph).

Morgan says it has recalibrated the engine mapping to allow optimum driveability and response, and there's also a button on the center console that activates the Sport Plus mode. It sharpens the throttle response, "releasing a whole new dynamic character from the car." In terms of pure numbers, the manufacturer says, the engine output is comparable with the outgoing Morgan Roadster, but real-world performance and dynamics "have been taken to a completely new level."

The new generation of the sports car is also the first to come with a selection of two different transmissions from the factory. BMW's 2.0-liter turbo can be mated to either a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic gearbox. Morgan also promises a fuel consumption of up to 40 miles per gallon (7.0 liters per 100 kilometers) combined.

Interestingly, Morgan is organizing an alternative event to the Geneva show, where it will promote the new Plus Four. It is taking place at the Morgan factory in Malvern, UK, and the automaker had just last weekend to drive the car from Geneva to its plant after the cancelation of the show because car transporters are not allowed to drive on Sunday in continental Europe.

Order books for the new sports car are already opened with prices in the UK starting at £62,995, which equates to about $80,600 at the current rates.

News By Tags

A1A2ACAPAcidentealfa romeoAlfa Romeo GiuliaAlgarveAljustrelAmaranteappleArcos de Valdevezaston martinauctionaudiAudi A3Audi A4Audi A6Audi e-tronAudi q8Audi Rs4Audi Rs6BarreiroBejabentleybikebikesBMWBMW 2 SeriesBMW 4 SeriesBMW 8 seriesBMW M3BMW M4BMW m5BMW X3BMW X5BMW x7bmw z4bombeirosBragaBrasilBrazilBrexitBugattibuying guideCabrioCaminhaCampeonato de Portugal de KartingCampeonato Nacional de Velocidadecar rentCarlos GhosnCarro elétricocarros usadosCarta de conduçãoCascaisCastelo BrancochinaChryslercitroenclassicclassic carclassicsCoimbraconvertiblecoronavirusCrash Testcrash testsCristiano RonaldoCupraCupra Formentorcustom cardaciaDacia DusterDacia Sanderodieseldiesel scandaldieselgatedrag raceDucatielectricEMELemissionsEspanhaEspinhoEstacionamentoestradasEUEuropaeuropeevFafeFaroFCAFederação de Motociclismo de PortugalFerrariFiatFiat 500Fiat 500eFiat 500XFiat PandafordFord FiestaFord Focusformula 1FranceFrankfurt Motor ShowGenesisGeneva Motor ShowGermanyGNRGondomarGoogleGovernoGuimarãeshondaHonda CivichybridHyundaiHyundai i20Hyundai TucsonISVitaliaItalyJaguarjeepJeep CompassJeep GladiatorJeep WranglerkiaLA Auto ShowLamborghiniLancialand roverLand Rover DefenderLand Rover DiscoveryLeirialexusLisboaLisbonLotusLouléMaçãoMadeiraMaiaMarco de CanavesesMatosinhosmatrículasmazdaMazda CX-5Mazda MiataMcLarenMercado automóvelmercedesMercedes A-classMercedes S-ClassmetrominiMini CooperMini CountrymanMini John Cooper WorksMitsubishiMitsubishi OutlanderMorganMOTOCROSS E ENDUROmotorcyclemotorsportNew York Auto ShownissanNissan LeafNissan QashqaiOlhãoopelOpel AstraOpel CorsaOpel MokkaOvarPalmelaparcómetrosParedesPenafielPeugeotPeugeot 208Peugeot 508Peugeot 508 SWpickuppolicePonte de LimaPorschePorsche 911Porsche CayennePorsche MacanPorsche TaycanportagensPortoPortugalProdução automóvelPSAPSPradaresRalicrossRamRange RoverrecallrenaultRenault CapturRenault DusterRenault MeganeRenault Zoerent a carrestorationsafetysafety ratingsSafety testsSamsungSanta Maria da FeiraSantaremseatSeat CupraSeat LeonSeat TarracoSergio MarchionneSetubalSintraskodasmartSmart ForTwospainspy shotsStellantissubarusupercarssuvsuzukitaxitechnologyteslaTesla Model 3Tokyo Motor ShowtoyotaToyota Hiluxtoyota supraToyota YarisTroféu BetatrucktuninguberukUnited StatesUSAused car buying guideValençaValongovendasVendas de carrosViana do CasteloVieira do MinhoVila Nova de FamalicãoVila Nova de GaiaVila RealVila VerdeViseuvolkswagenVolkswagen GolfvolvoVolvo XC40vwVW CaddyVW golfVW PoloVW T-RocYamaha