Morgan Plus Four specs, pictures and video: a happy 70th to the much-loved classic
All-new model marks a new chapter for the British motor car manufacturer
Morgan Motor Company has described the Morgan Plus Four as a “revolutionary advancement” in the core model’s 70-year history.
Replacing the outgoing Plus 4, a model that has formed the backbone of Morgan production since its debut in 1950, the all-new iteration has been developed over the past four years and has been radically updated compared to the previous generation.
The Plus Four features the first-ever four-cylinder turbocharged engine to be used by Morgan - the 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo, which produces 255 bhp (190 kW) and up to 295 lb ft (400 Nm) torque - and 97% of its components are new.
With the option of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Plus Four has a top speed of 149mph and power and torque levels have risen by more than 65% compared to the outgoing version.
Available to order now, prices for the manual variant start from £62,995 and automatic is from £64,995.
Reactions to the Plus Four
Steve Morris, chairman and CEO, Morgan Motor Company
“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.”
Jonathan Wells, head of design, Morgan Motor Company
“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.”
Morgan Plus Four specifications
- Engine: BMW 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo, inline four-cylinder
- Automatic gearbox: eight-speed with comfort, sport, sport plus and manual shift modes
- Manual gearbox: six-speed manual
- 0-62 mph: 4.8 seconds (automatic); 5.2 seconds (manual)
- Top speed: 149mph
- Fuel tank capacity: 46 litres
- Starting UK price: manual from £62,995; automatic from £64,995