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The MG Cyberster EV Made its Debut in Shanghai Before Tesla’s Roadster

The MG Cyberster EV Made its Debut in Shanghai Before Tesla's Roadster

The first official photos and details about the MG Cyberster convertible surfaced online last week. The business has shown the final form of its electric convertible at Auto Shanghai 2023 today and says it will have production models on sale by next summer.

MG claims the Cyberster will be a “high-performance EV sports car,” maybe the first of its sort since the original Tesla Roadster, but provides no details regarding the vehicle’s powertrain in this official announcement. It’s the first new MG convertible in almost a decade, and it’s supposed to have futuristic interior design and “cutting-edge” driving technology.

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The tall hood, clean body lines, and Kammback rear all seem quite contemporary while also paying homage to classic MG roadsters. The scissor doors are a novel feature, while the all-electric engine is already established.

Although MG has not yet announced the Cyberster’s powertrain, rumors suggest there will be at least three initial convertible trim levels. The single-motor model will be the entry-level choice, with the dual-motor trim offering a total of 215 horsepower (160 kW) across the two motors.

The top-tier model will have a combined total of up to 530 hp (395 kW), with the front wheels producing 201 hp (150 kW) and the back wheels producing 335 hp (250 kW). The Cyberster is expected to weigh between 4,078 and 4,376 pounds (1,850 and 1,985 kilograms), while its total output and battery capacity remains unknown.

In the summer of 2024, the MG Cyberster will join the company’s existing lineup of SUVs and sedans for sale in the UK and Europe. There have been no announcements on pricing, but in 2021, over 5,000 Chinese clients paid the equivalent of $155 to reserve a Cyberster.

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