MG Motors continues its offensive in the European market with a fully electric C-SUV flagship – the new MG Marvel R Electric. If the name by any chance sounds familiar, it is because the model was announced back in March for a scheduled debut in May, which was then postponed for October.
The Marvel R is not actually a brand new vehicle as it is already offered in the Chinese market since 2020. In fact, it is a redesigned version of the Roewe Marvel X which debuted in 2018. Styling is identical to the Rowe Marvel R beside the front and rear badges. Thus, the standard LED headlights/taillights and large intakes look fairly modern, combined with a typical SUV silhouette.
The MG Marvel R Electric is available in three trim levels – Comfort, Luxury, and Performance. Both Comfort and Luxury models are fitted with two electric motors on the rear axle, producing 177 hp (132 kW / 180 PS) and 410 Nm of torque (302.4 lb-ft). This allows a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The Performance version gets a tri-motor setup adding a single motor to the front axle for a combined output of 284 hp (212 kW / 288 PS) and 665 Nm (490.5 lb-ft). This one accelerates from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds while retaining the same 200 km/h (124 mph) top speed.
All EU-spec MG Marver R Electric models are fitted with the 70 kWh battery, offering up to 402 km (250 miles) of WLTP range for the dual-motor and up to 370 km (230 miles) for the tri-motor. The battery can be charged from 5-80% in 43 minutes from a DC charger. The standard Vehicle-to-Load allows the battery to supply energy to external electrical systems, with a maximum load capacity of 2,500W.
MG claims that the five-seater cabin features premium materials and generous equipment. The trunk has 357lt (12.6 cubic feet) of space with an additional 150lt (5.3 cubic feet) at the front. A huge 19.4-inch touchscreen is dominating the inclined center console, incorporating the MG iSmart infotainment system (Apple CarPlay / Android Auto connectivity, Amazon Web Services), combined with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, 4 USB ports, panoramic sunroof, and partially leather upholstery. The Luxury and Performance trims add a 360-degree camera, ambient lighting, heated seats, and Bose premium sound system. In terms of safety, the MG Pilot suite includes 14 ADAS including the Traffic Jam Assistance.
Pricing starts from €39,990 ($46,304) for the base Comfort, rises to €43,990 ($50,932) for the Luxury, and goes all the way up to €47,990 ($55,563) for the flagship Performance, placing it at the very top of MG’s range.