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Morgan has launched a completely revised Plus Four, the second of its new generation of BMW-powered models to use the all-new CX bonded aluminium platform pioneered last year in its traditional-looking but all-new Plus Six. 

The car replaces the old, steel chassis 4/4, Plus 4 and Roadster models and is expected to account for around half of Morgan’s annual volume of around 900 cars a year, when customer deliveries begin in late spring. Prices start at £62,995 for the entry-level six-speed manual model, the first time a manual gearbox has been offered in the new chassis. The eight-speed auto version costs £64,500.

Though very similar-looking to the outgoing Plus 4, the new car (which adopts “Four” for its name instead of “4”) is entirely different from its predecessors under the skin; Morgan says only 3% of parts are carried over. The Four’s version of the boned aluminium CX platform is almost identical to that of the Plus Six, apart from necessities such as different engine mountings, but like its predecessors the four-cylinder car itself is a little narrower than Morgan’s most powerful model — in this case by 84mm — by use of shorter front and rear double wishbones, modified wings and slightly smaller wheels and tyres. 

Morgan also breaks with tradition in the Plus Four by providing a much higher level of standard equipment: every car gets silver 15-inch wire wheels, power steering and air conditioning, a mohair hood, round door mirrors and a front undertray. There is still a huge choice of options, however.

Despite its plethora of changes to the Plus Four: the all-new, much more rigid chassis, the all-independent double suspension and much improved steering — which bring the car an entirely new level of dynamic capability on modern roads — the company still promises “the famed Morgan driving experience.” According to managing director Steve Morris, “the Plus Four’s agility, response and balance will be instantly familiar to anyone who has driven a Morgan sports car, past or present.”


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Tony Cox52 5 January 2021

Improved a lot

I totally agree that Plus Four looks great. I study the technical specifications in more detail, mainly paying attention to the BMW engine and how the car behaves on the road. I'm just in search of articles that will help in essay writing. I find the material useful. It is easy to read and understand.

Speedraser 3 March 2020

So glad to see the manual

So glad to see the manual 'box has returned. I hope this doesn't fake the engine sound, which BMW does with this engine in its BMW home and is a crime that should be subject to the death penalty.

typos1 3 March 2020

Somethings not quite right

Somethings not quite right about the front end - the wings cut off too abruptly. I wonder if theyll make an electric version soon.