It shares its engine with the new BMW 128ti
Morgan has bought in BMW engines for years, but this is the first time its four-cylinder car has its heart imported from Munich. It’s also Morgan’s first 4cyl turbo, and the engine will be familiar to anyone who’s driven a modern BMW or Mini.
A 2.0-litre unit used in the Mini Cooper S, most 1 and 3 Series and even lower-rung Z4s and Toyota Supras, it’s present here in 255bhp tune. Mate it to the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox – also shipped in from BMW – and you get 295lb ft of torque. Figures that all but match the new BMW 128ti hot hatch, as well as the Z4 sDrive30i and entry-level Supra.