2020 Morgan Plus Six Brings Traditional Styling Together With BMW Z4 Power

And yes, it still uses wood in the body construction.

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Morgan has been teasing us with a replacement for its flagship Plus 8 convertible for the past few weeks leading up to Geneva, and now, we finally get to see the car for real. This is the Plus Six. It has the same retro styling, but underneath, it's full of modern tech. Gone is the aging BMW 4.4-liter V-8, replaced by the 3.0-liter straight-six from the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra.

The B58 engine, which comes straight from BMW, is tuned to 335 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Morgan promises a 0-62 mph time of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 166 mph thanks a a curb weight of 2370 pounds dry. Weight is kept down thanks to the company's new CX-Generation chassis architecture, which uses bonded aluminum.

As far as exterior styling goes, there isn't really a whole lot to say. The design is instantly recognizable as a Morgan (who else is making cars with sloping fenders like this these days?). The new wheels and daytime running light designs are nice touches that make the car look modern without veering into tacky territory. The company's famous three-count wiper blades are retained, and a detachable hardtop will come standard.

The interior, on the other hand, is heavily refreshed, with a new dash layout and a lovely set of gauges. The only thing that stands out is the gear selector, which looks like it was lifted right off a new 5-Series. It's woefully out of place.

If the Plus Six is anywhere as fun to drive as its predecessor, we should be in for a treat. US pricing has yet to be revealed.

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