Morgan will unveil next month at the Geneva Motor Show Morgan Plus E, an electric roadster concept equipped with a manual transmission. The vehicle will be put into production if there is sufficient interest.
The small British manufacturer will also exhibit at the new Salon Plus 8 roadster, powered by a BMW V8, 4.8 L, and the Aero Coupe, aluminum and features the same engine.
Under the hood, to save the horses, Morgan has not yielded to the current fashion of the turbo, but preferred working in the former, by increasing the displacement.
The V6 was therefore reduced from 3 liters to 3.7 liters and power increases at the same time at 280 horsepower and torque to 352 Nm That’s what guarantee sparkling performance: 5.5 seconds to reach 100 km / h! An improvement from only rarely, the transmission is relayed to a 6-speed manual transmission. Boy, Morgan is modernizing!
And CO2 emissions, you say? Paradoxically, vintage design is here, a big advantage. Because Morgan is light, very light! 950 kg is about 600 kg less than a Nissan 370 Roadster, also powered by a 3.7 liter V6 …
That is a guarantee of performance and fuel efficiency … Well, almost, because the aerodynamic efficiency of the thing is terrible! Morgan announces an average consumption of 9.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 230 g / km.