Motoring
by Aspect County

Morgan Plus Four – a Legacy Continued

When a design is as established as that of the Morgan sports car, evolution must come before revolution. Since its launch seven decades ago, the iconic silhouette has become a defining feature of the car, and that’s not about to change. The new Morgan Plus Four, the traits that have made it so special remain, but the technology which underpins it has been brought firmly into the 21st century.

Plus Four front three quarters 1 roof up

Updated wings’
The Morgan’s Model Year 22 (MY22) update sees the first usage of Morgan’s redesigned wings badge’ on a vehicle. The iconic logo has received its first update in more than a decade, and the change comes as part of Morgan’s wider brand identity refresh. The badge was designed in-house and is an example of the company’s new level of digital craftsmanship that sits perfectly alongside its famed array of traditional coachbuilding skills. The new badge is complemented by a lower intake mesh that can now be specified with a black finish to match the optional black upper grille mesh.

Performance
The engine sound and character is core to the Morgan driving experience, and now customers will be able to enjoy the unrestrained sound of their Plus Four while out on the open road, but with the option of a more subtle acoustic profile in urban environments, thanks to the optional Active Sports Exhaust System. Featuring active bypass valves, the full character of the engine is released when driving in Sport mode (automatic models) and Sport Plus modes. It comes with a choice of polished silver or black tailpipes.

Reimagined design
An all-new hood design leads the MY22 update package, and is designed to improve usability, making it even simpler to raise and lower, enhance sound insulation and weather protection.

Inside the car, reprofiled ergonomic seat padding in the base and backrest, as well as enhanced lateral and longitudinal support improves seat comfort as well as driver confidence during dynamic driving. It comes in two forms: the Comfort seat (as standard) features adjustable lumbar support, and the Comfort Plus (optional) features increased elasticity in the seat base along with additional pneumatic adjustment to the side and thigh bolsters.

Additional interior lighting is provided as standard with a pair of LED lights to the rear bulkhead, plus a concierge function has been incorporated into the headlights, keeping them illuminated for 30 seconds after the key has been removed from the ignition. 

The addition of a dual USB outlet as standard, combined with the existing Bluetooth audio connectivity, facilitates seamless mobile device integration for navigation and in-car entertainment. And the option of a new lockable storage compartment is now available.

Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company, said: For 112 years Morgan has listened to its customers, offering a bespoke service that has made it famous the world over. Today, that’s as much the case as it ever was, and feedback on the Plus Four and Plus Six, which were launched in 2020 and 2019 respectively, has been carefully collated and acted on by our engineering team.

Technical Specification

Manual

  • Engine: BMW 2.0‑litre TwinPower Turbo, inline four-cylinder
  • Gearbox: Six-speed manual
  • Maximum power: 255 bhp (190 kW) at 5500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 258 lb ft (350 Nm) at 1000 – 5000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 062 (0 – 100kph) 5.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 149 mph (240 kph)
  • Fuel economy: (combined) 39 mpg (7.3 l/100km)
  • CO2 emissions: 165g/km
  • Dry weight: 1,013kg
  • Length: 3830 mm
  • Width: 1650 mm
  • Height: 1250 mm

Automatic

  • Engine: BMW 2.0‑litre TwinPower Turbo, inline four-cylinder
  • Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic with comfort,
  • sport, sport plus and manual shift modes
  • Maximum power: 255 bhp (190 kW) at 4400 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 295 lb ft (400 Nm) at 1000 – 4300 rpm
  • Acceleration: 062 (0 – 100kph) 4.8 seconds
  • Top speed: 149mph (240kph)
  • Fuel economy: (combined) 40 mpg (7.0 l/100km)
  • CO2 emissions: 159g/km
  • Dry weight: 1,009kg
  • Length: 3830 mm
  • Width: 1650 mm
  • Height: 1250 mm

Plus Four tracking

The result of this engineering programme is the MY22 update package, which holistically brings new levels of usability, refinement and driving enjoyment to the four-wheeled range. The introduction of a cyclical structure to product improvement also demonstrates the progress the company has made in recent years and its new levels of commercial maturity.” 

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