Just 3% of the car components in the all-new Morgan Plus Four are shared with the outgoing version from seven decades ago. The car’s balanced and involving feeling remains, but with new levels of response and refinement.
No matter how fast you’re going, or what gear you’re in, the acceleration of the all-new Morgan Plus Four is effortless. This performance is thanks to the car’s exceptionally low weight – from just 1007 kg dry – and its BMW 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which produces 255 bhp and up to 295 lb ft of torque.
The bonded aluminium platform – which made its debut on the Morgan Plus Six at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – also brings with it superior packaging capability. While exterior dimensions remain similar to its predecessors, the interior space of the Plus Four is greatly enhanced, along with improved ingress and egress.
In the automatic variant, 0-62 mph takes just 4.8 seconds (manual model: 5.2 seconds), and the acceleration doesn’t stop until the car reaches its top speed of 149 mph. In fact, performance of the all-new Plus Four is on par – if not exceeds, in the real world – that of the 3.7-litre Morgan V6 Roadster.
A further focus during the development of the car was optimising its efficiency. Incredibly, its fuel economy remains similar, and CO2 output is significantly lower, than the outgoing model, despite a 65% increase in power and torque.
It marks the first time a Plus Four has been available with a manual, or factory-fitted automatic gearbox.
Fitting the quintessential low-offset wire wheels to a car with double-wishbone suspension all round proved a particular design challenge, but one that the talented team of engineers were able to overcome. Alloy wheels are also available, and both designs come in a choice of finishes.
The driver-focused interior of the all-new Plus Four has more space than ever before. Standard features, not previously available on a Plus Four, include central locking and a digital driver information display, while newly introduced options include LED puddle lights and air conditioning.
The Morgan Plus Four Manual model is priced at £62,995.00 incl. VAT. The Morgan Plus Four Automatic version costs £64,995.00 incl. VAT.