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Worcestershire-based retro carmaker Morgan has revealed the model year 2022 Plus Four and Plus Six models with a host of improvements. Since 2020, both models sit on a new CX-Generation aluminium platform that replaced the traditional steel chassis.
Updates for 2022 include a revised frame structure that eliminates the requirement for hood rail fasteners, and a “vastly enhanced” seal package around the door and sidescreen closures. These changes are claimed to have improved the ease of hood operation, cabin noise insulation, and weather protection. Another update for 2022 is Morgan’s redesigned wings badge on the vehicle; the logo has received its first update in more than a decade. Also, the lower intake mesh can now be specified in a black finish to match the optional black upper grille mesh.
Improvements in the cabin include new Comfort seats, which come standard on the Plus Four and features adjustable lumbar support. The Plus Six gets Comfort Plus seats (optional on Plus Four) which offer increased elasticity in the seat base along with additional pneumatic adjustment to the side and thigh bolsters. A new lockable storage compartment is available as an option on both models. Dual USB outlets come standard.
Additional improvements include a pair of LED lights in the rear bulkhead for additional interior lighting, and a concierge function for the headlights which keep them illuminated for 30 seconds.
No mechanical changes. The Plus Four is powered by a BMW-sourced 2.0-litre in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that develops 190 kW (258 metric hp) at 4,400 rpm and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque between 1,000-4,300 rpm. The engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox; the latter enables a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration of 4.8 seconds. Also, the max torque with the manual gearbox is 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).
The Plus Six packs a BMW B58 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that develops 250 kW (340 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox drives the rear wheels. Morgan claims a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 267 km/h (166 mph), should such things interest you.
Buyers can also go for the optional Active Sports Exhaust System featuring active bypass valves, which reveal the full character of the engine when driving in Sport mode. It comes with a choice of polished silver or black tailpipes.