2019 Morgan Plus Six revealed: classic roadster unveiled with Z4 power

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British sports car maker Morgan has unveiled the Plus Six, its first all-new model in 19 years.

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It may look the same as the Morgan roadsters that preceded it, but the Plus Six is all new underneath. It is now based on the company’s CX-Generation bonded aluminium platform, which is claimed to be twice as rigid as the architecture that it replaces.

Under the long bonnet is a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine sourced from BMW. Known as the ‘B58’, the engine produces 250kW of power and 500Nm and torque – the same outputs as the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra, which utilise the same powerplant.

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It drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission (a manual gearbox is in the works) – thanks to the Morgan’s low 1075kg kerb weight, it can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds, towards a top speed of 267km/h.

Visually, the Plus Six stays true to the classic Morgan formula, with the same freestanding headlights, portrait grille and simple lines. Inside, there’s a new digital display located between the dials, in addition to the BMW-derived automatic shifter and selectable driving modes.

The Morgan Plus Six goes on sale later this year in Europe, priced from £77,995 in the UK.

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