Timeless style, driver involvement and performance. Since its launch in 1950, these characteristics have defined our most popular model. Seven decades on, the new Morgan Plus Four is unveiled, and while the traits that have made it so special remain, the technology which underpins it has been brought firmly into the 21st century.
The Morgan Plus Four 1962 TOK Edition celebrates the company’s legendary class win in the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans. Limited to just 62 examples, it pays tribute to the Morgan Plus 4 SuperSports – known as TOK 258 – which took victory in the 2.0-litre class of the gruelling endurance race six decades ago.
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. Even the details, such as its narrower bodywork – a hallmark of Morgan’s core range of cars – and unique wing profiling, have been preserved.
While the aesthetics have remained true to form, just 3% of the components in the new Plus Four are shared with the previous version. It features a host of technology and convenience features never seen on the model before, as well as the extended use of high-quality natural materials.
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 outstanding 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.
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 previous generation 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.
Far lighter and infinitely stiffer than the traditional steel frame chassis used in previous generations of the model, the CX-Generation platform transforms the driving experience of the Plus Four. Of course, the car’s balanced and involving feeling remains, but with new levels of response and refinement.
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.
The driving experience is just as important as the figures the Plus Four achieves. Choose between an intelligent eight-speed automatic, with comfort, sport, sport plus and manual modes, and a six-speed manual gearbox. It marks the first time a Plus Four has been available with a manual, or factory-fitted automatic gearbox.
Continuing Morgan’s constant product refinement, the Plus Four now features an all-new hood design, not just enhancing its sound insulation and weather protection, but making it even more simple to raise and lower. USB charging, enhanced interior lighting, and a ‘concierge’ headlight function now come as standard, while newly available options include a lockable interior storage compartment and black lower grille. The changes are signified by the application of Morgan’s redesigned wings logo.
The driver-focused interior of the Plus Four has more space than ever before. Standard features include central locking and a digital driver information display, with air conditioning and LED puddle lights also available.
From spring 2021, the Plus Four now comes with the all-new Comfort seat, offering improved ergonomics and support. A Comfort Plus seat, which features pneumatic adjustment to the side and thigh bolsters, is available as an option.
The engine sound and character is core to the Morgan driving experience, and now you can enjoy the unrestrained sound of your 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 and Sport Plus modes. In line with Morgan’s famously high levels of customisation, the Active Sports Exhaust comes with a choice of polished silver or black tailpipes.
See the production of your Morgan Six from start to finish with this large-format 52-page coffee table book. Signed by the craftsmen and women who built your car, as well as the CEO, the book is hardbound and presented in a foiled slipcase.
Create your own specification using the Morgan Plus Four configurator. Tailor every detail, from paint colour, wheel design, interior textiles and more, and download a PDF of your perfect car to send to a Dealership.
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The Plus Four CX-T is a special project that redefines the capabilities of a Morgan sports car and demonstrates the versatility of the new CX-Generation aluminium platform. This is Morgan like you’ve never seen it before!