Morgan - Plus 6 Price: from £77,995
Last Updated On: 15/08/2019
The new Morgan Plus Six is, unquestionably, the most dynamically capable Morgan ever produced. The iconic Morgan silhouette is underpinned by an all-new platform and industry leading powertrain technology, every component has been refined or redesigned to create an all-new model, which is intended to fit into the Morgan range previously occupied by the long-lived Plus 8.
Continuing Morgan’s successful two-decade partnership with BMW, the Plus Six features the latest generation BMW Turbo six-cylinder inline engine. This delivers 335 bhp, 369 lb/ft of torque, and enables the Plus 6 to travel from 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 4.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 166mph (267km/h). The use of BMW’s latest powertrain technology not only delivers a more exhilarating, high performance sports car, it also provides gains in terms of fuel consumption and an overall cleaner engine. An emissions figure of 170 g/km and a combined miles per gallon figure of 38.2mpg establishes the Plus Six as one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles within the Morgan range.
The all-new CX-Generation aluminium bonded platform underpins the Plus Six and has been designed and developed for use in Morgan’s high-performance models. This platform features a 100% increase in torsional rigidity over the previous aluminium one utilised by Morgan. Maintaining Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight craftsmanship and performance, the Plus Six weighs just 1,075kg in total, and features a greater number of occupant benefits and technology, whilst retaining the celebrated design synonymous with Morgan cars.
Uplifts in material quality, fit and finish, aesthetic detailing and the engineering aptitude that has been applied to each component of the Plus Six completely re-positions Morgan’s flagship product and, with it, the brand itself.
The Plus Six features an all-new, more driver focussed and refined cockpit. A re-imagined interior offers greater levels of personalisation than any Morgan previously, whilst cleverly incorporating technology throughout. A display screen is neatly positioned within the driver’s field of vision, subtly embedded into the dashboard with an unlimited level of wood and colour combinations. Sculpted doors incorporate all new puddle lighting, central locking mechanisms and hidden speakers.
The Plus Six offers greater levels of customisation than ever before, including the option of a a newly designed, lightweight composite hard top which takes inspiration from 1960s ‘road racers’, and is available as standard on all Plus Six Touring models. Newly designed wheels are introduced with the Plus Six. The deep dish, aperture forms and partially domed centre offer a subtle reference to designs witnessed on early four wheeled Morgans.