MG Cyberster power and performance confirmed for first time

MG has finally officially confirmed power and performance figures for its striking Cyberster electric sports car.

The dramatic two-door convertible is due to go on sale in summer 2024 and ahead of its launch MG has revealed that it will come in with two powertrain options offering up to 537bhp. The figures have previously been hinted at but MG took the opportunity at the Geneva Motor Show to formally announce them.

Entry-level versions of the Cyberster will use a single rear-mounted motor producing 335bhp and 350lb ft. That will allow it to accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds. Above that, a dual-motor model will offer a massive 537bhp and 535lb ft of torque. That makes it the most powerful and fastest MG ever built. The 0-62mph run will take just 3.2 seconds – faster than a Hyundai Ioniq 5 N or Porsche Taycan 4S.

There’s still no confirmation of battery capacities but it is widely rumoured that there will be two options – a 64kWh unit, presumably for the single-motor variant, and a 77kWh one for the more powerful model. That’s expected to give this two-seater roadster a range of around 300 miles.

MG also revealed the paint palette for its new model. The previously displayed Dynamic Red launch colour will be joined by New English White and two metallic paint choices, Camden Grey and Cosmic Silver. A dramatic Inca Yellow will be offered as a premium option. Both black and red roof colours will also be offered for Cyberster models.

The Cyberster joins the MG4 XPower in the brand’s performance line-up and returns to a style more associated with the famous British badge. Alongside the new details of the Cyberster, MG revealed a new premium saloon from a spin-off brand. The IM L6 is due to arrive to challenge the Tesla Model 3 in 2025.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.