Currently reading: MG 5 SW EV gains bigger battery for 250-mile range
New variant, priced from £26,495, is said to offer the highest range per pound of any EV on sale in the UK
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20 July 2021

The MG 5 SW EV has gained a new variant with a larger 61.1kWh battery, which the Chinese firm says gives it a 250-mile range. 

Prices for the new range-topping electric estate start at £26,495 for Excite trim, while the Exclusive starts from £28,995 (post-grant). 

The new 5 will be sold alongside the existing entry-level model, which is advertised with a 214-mile official range.

MG says the EV can be charged up to 80% in just 61 minutes from a 50kW rapid-charger or in 40 minutes from a 100kW rapid-charger. 

A full charge can be completed in approximately 9.5 hours from a standard home charger. 

“With the new longer-range model, we’re offering MG customers even greater value and flexibility from their EVs,” said MG marketing director David Pugh.

“With a full charge giving a WLTP-approved range of 250 miles and the ability to be rapid-charged to 80% in as little as 40 minutes, the MG 5 EV is a car that really can bring electric motoring to the masses, and it has played a big part in MG’s rapid charge ahead as one of the leaders in the UK EV market.”

MG also claims the 5 now offers the highest range-per-pound of any EV in the UK. It's aiming the model at the fleet market, with small and medium-sized businesses in mind.

The upgrade also brings MG's pilot advanced driver assistance feature, which includes a selection of warning and alert features, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control.

The new 5 also gets MG's seven-year warranty.

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Onlineo 20 July 2021
Well done MG. If in 6 months it sells for £5k under list this will be an unbeatable deal. I test drove one. It was a dull car inside and out much like our 12 year old VW golf estate, but the handling was decent, and the acceleration was significantly better. The boot wasn't big enough for us.
TStag 20 July 2021
At that price it’s really tempting. But I’d pay a bit more and get a Kia Nitro which looks more European
catnip 20 July 2021

Just the fact that its not another oh-so-similar SUV is refreshing in itself.