2019 Morgan Plus Six: Familiar Looks Hide A Brand-New Driving Experience

It may look like any other Morgan you’ve seen but the 2019 Plus Six is all new, it really is; the unapologetic retro bodywork hides a brand new platform, the first turbocharged powertrain used in a Morgan and a range of rather welcome updates.

To say then that Morgan’s first new car from the ground up in 19 years is rather important for the small British manufacturer’s future is an understatement.

The new Plus Six rides on a aluminum box-section monocoque chassis that continues the complimentary use of wood. The new platform will form the base of the brand’s future models and it’s designed to be compatible with hybrid and all electric powertrains, in addition to petrol engines.

Also Read: Morgan Plus Six Has An Aluminum & Wood Platform And A Supra / Z4 Engine

Let’s not forget, however, that this is a Morgan, so don’t expect a large assortment of active safety systems; the company didn’t even bother installing traction control, let alone a stability system, fitting its latest creation with ABS only.

The engine is again sourced from BMW, more specifically the turbocharged 3.0-liter B58 straight-six producing 335hp and 369lb-ft of torque. That’s the same engine used in the Z4 and Toyota Supra and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that is currently the only choice.

Given that the new Plus Six tips the scales at just 1,075 kg dry (2,369 lbs), the performance is quite strong, as 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 4.2 seconds and top speed is 166 mph (267 km/h).

Carfection’s Henry Catchpole had a go in the new Plus Six in order to find what effect the new hardware had in Morgan’s latest creation. And find out he did…

 

  • Bash

    This is cooler than the Z4 and way more beautiful than the Supra.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    the car feels more heritageous than supra

  • Kagan

    Unfortunately to expensive, half the price and I might have bought it.

  • Vassilis

    Shame it’s not a manual

  • Six Thousand Times

    Not retro since this is how they’ve always done it.

  • europeon

    £100k and not a V8? LOL

  • SteersUright

    Wow, BMW is just lending out its engines to just about everyone today. The steering wheel and paddles are clearly from BMW as well, as is the gear shifter obviously. No problems there, they make good stuff. A manual would’ve seemed a better fit though.
    Also, at just about $115k USD, it just doesnt do it for me. I feel it should/could be so much better looking. The design looks like they didn’t even try, especially the ridiculously complicated convertible top. I’d much rather have a Cayman GT4 or Boxster Spyder over this, personally.

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