MG unveils new MG5 Electric: world’s first all-electric station wagon

16-03-2021
MG announces two new generation battery electric vehicles which will enter the European market later this year. The new and exciting MG Marvel R Electric – a high-tech, luxurious ‘lifestyle’ SUV for the C-segment – and the new MG5 Electric: world’s first 100% electric station wagon. Both BEVs are progressive, powerful and above all, attractive. While the existing MG ZS EV and MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid already impress in terms of smart pricing, functionality, standard equipment and efficiency, these new MG models raise the bar even further in terms of design and appeal.

Matt Lei, CEO at MG Motor Europe: “When we relaunched the British MG brand under the banner of our parent company SAIC Motor, we made a promise to European drivers: making electric mobility accessible to drivers who are young at heart and ready to embrace a new electric lifestyle. Offering smart, practical, safe and technologically advanced cars is our main focus. With the new MG Marvel R Electric and MG5 Electric, we introduce two next-generation battery electric vehicles that meet the demands of the most discerning European motorists. Such as an attractive range, fast charging capability, advanced safety features and smart pricing. In addition, they are particularly modern and attractively designed.”

World’s first all-electric station wagon

The new MG5 Electric is the first 100% electric station wagon in the world. Despite being a completely different car from the Marvel R Electric, they do share the same design philosophy. The MG5 Electric impresses equally with its ‘Tech Style’ elements and offers attractive proportions and minimalistic designed features that enhance the appearance of a sophisticated modern and evolved vehicle.

Spacious and practical

The MG5 Electric will appeal to more practical motorists due to the functional character of the estate car. With a generous 578 litres of luggage space that can be expanded to a maximum of 1,456 litres with the rear seats folded down, the MG5 Electric offers plenty of usability. With a length of 4,544 mm, width of 1,811 mm and height of 1,513 mm, the electric station wagon offers a spacious interior for the family as well.

Advanced drive technology

With the powerful lithium-ion battery mounted between the front and rear axle (wheelbase 2,665 mm), the MG5 Electric offers a range of more than 400 kilometres (WLTP). In this case, the electric motor delivers 135 kW (184 ps) and 280 Nm torque. It also offers quick charging capability at a public charging point (AC) due to the 11 kW on-board 3-phase charger. And it’s suitable for fast-charging (DC) to charge the battery up to 80% in just 30 minutes.

The MG5 Electric offers a maximum towing weight of 500 kg, a maximum trailer nose weight of 50 kg and a roof load of 75 kg. Fully in line with the practical and functional character of a station wagon, the MG5 Electric is therefore suitable for a bicycle carrier and roof box.

Market launch

The European market launch of the new MG5 Electric is scheduled for October this year. More details will be announced in the run-up to the sales start.

Provisional specifications MG5 Electric

  • World’s first electric station wagon 
  • >400 km (WLTP range)*
  • 578L (trunk volume)
  • 1,456L trunk volume max
  • 135 kW / 280 Nm electric motor*
  • 3.4 sec (0-50 km/h acceleration)*
  • 8.3 sec (0-100 km/h acceleration)*
  • 11 kW AC Charger (3-phase fast charging)
  • 30 min to 80% battery level fast-charging capacity
  • 500 kg towing capacity*
  • 75 kg roof load*
  • MG Pilot – advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • V2L 2,500W power supply for external usage

*Specifications will be confirmed based on homologation figures

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