In March, SAIC’s MG brand announced the MG Marvel R Electric and MG 5 Electric as its new generation BEVs in Norway and other European markets. The MG Marvel R is available to pre-order now, with prices ranging from EUR 40,000 to EUR 50,000.
Media previews of the MG Marvel R are underway, and in the coming weeks, first-drive reviews could emerge. French publication Caradisiac recently published a video detailing the exterior and interior of the Chinese electric SUV.
Video Source: YouTube/Caradisiac
MG Marvel R Exterior & Interior
The MG Marvel R Electric is essentially a rebadged Roewe Marvel R, a 5G-enabled electric SUV. The compact electric SUV competes with the Nissan Ariya, VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq. Like the original Chinese model, it measures 4,674 mm (184.1 in.) in length, 1,919 mm (75.6 in.) in width, and 1,618 mm (63.7 in.) in height and has a 2,800 mm (110.2 in.) wheelbase.
The MG Marvel R Electric features a smooth, minimalistic design for elegance. The interior design doesn’t match the elegance of the Enyaq, though, as it aims to look techy with large displays. The cargo volume is 357 litres, but it is possible to expand it to 1,396 litres. Moreover, the 2WD variant offers a front trunk or frunk with 150 litres of additional cargo volume.
Features & Safety
The MG Marvel R comes with a wide range of comfort, convenience, and safety features. Universe LED light belt with C-shaped ends, matrix headlamps, flush door handles, 19-inch ‘Stanford Torus’ alloy wheels, and Arrow tail light belt are some of its exterior highlights. Panoramic roof, Bader Nappa leather seats, 64-colour ambient lighting, 19.4-inch MG iSmart touchscreen infotainment system, 12.3-inch digital cluster, and Bose audio system are among the key interior features.
The MG iSmart infotainment system supports many connected vehicle functions, like vehicle locator, route planner, remote temperature control, and more. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Wi-Fi hotspot, real-time traffic navigation, Amazon Prime online music playback, MG Touchpoint, and over-the-air firmware updates are some of the other talking points of the MG iSmart infotainment system.
Level 2 autonomous driving is possible in the MG Marvel R, thanks to the availability of MG Pilot. MG Pilot includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Emergency Lane Keeping, Drowsiness Warning System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Speed Assistance System, Traffic Jam Assistance, and Intelligent High-Beam Control.
MG offers the Marvel R Electric in RWD and AWD configurations. Both Marvel R RWD and Marvel R AWD have two motors at the rear, but the latter packs an additional motor at the front. The tri-motor AWD variant’s total power and total torque ratings are 212 kW (288 PS/284 hp) and 665 Nm (490 lb.-ft.), respectively. These figures translate to performance capabilities like a 0-62 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The MG Marvel R has a 70 kWh battery pack that allows a range (WLTP) of 402 km (250 miles) in the RWD variant and 370 km (230 miles) in the AWD variant. It features an 11 kW three-phase on-board charger, and it can be charged with a DC fast-charger to 80% SoC in 43 minutes. For lower energy consumption and a higher range in winters, it is equipped with a heat pump. Also included is vehicle-to-load (V2L) bi-directional charging capability to power things like electronics and appliances and even charge other EVs at up to 2.5 kW.
|Aspect||MG Marvel R RWD Specification||MG Marvel R AWD Specification|
|Length/Width/Height||4,674 mm/1,919 mm/1,613 mm||4,674 mm/1,919 mm/1,613 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,804 mm||2,804 mm|
|Ground Clearance||133.9 mm||131.9 mm|
|No. of Motors||Two||Three|
|Maximum Power||132 kW (180 PS/177 bhp)||212 kW (288 PS/284 bhp)|
|Maximum Torque||410 Nm (302 lb.-ft.)||665 Nm (490 lb.-ft.)|
|Transmission||Two-speed automatic||Two-speed automatic|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h/0-62 mph)||7.9 seconds||4.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||200 km/h (124 mph)||200 km/h (124 mph)|
|Battery Pack Capacity||70 kWh||70 kWh|
|WLTP Range||402 km (250 miles)||370 km (230 miles)|
|Energy Consumption||194.1 Wh/km||209 Wh/km|
|On-board AC Charger||11 kW three-phase||11 kW three-phase|
|DC Fast-Charging Time (5-80% SoC)||43 minutes||43 minutes|
|Towing Capacity||750 kg||750 kg|
|Front Trunk (Frunk)||Yes||No|
|Front Trunk (Frunk) Space||150 litres||–|
|(Rear) Cargo Space||357-1,396 litres||357-1,396 litres|
MG Marvel R release date in Europe (& Norway)
In Norway, where the MG Marvel R’s prices start at NOK 388,900 and reach NOK 418,900, customer test drives begin around September. A local official has informed us that the MG Marvel R launch in Norway could unfold in Autumn (September-November).
We’ll update this page as information trickles in.
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