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1974-1979 MG Midget 1500 specifications

1974-1979 MG Midget 1500 specifications Classic and Performance Car

The order came down from above that Triumph's 1500cc engine would be easier to make compliant with US emissions regulations than the A-series, and that MG were to make it fit in their Midget. Top speed went up a fraction, but the torque-happy Triumph unit was not a willing revver and it changed the character of the car. Large and heavy black plastic bumpers and raised ride height also had an effect. Was a good seller though, notching up a very creditable 73,889 sales.

Production

  • Production:
    73,889
  • Price at launch:
    £2,971

Performance

  • Top speed:
    95.0mph
  • Power:
    65.0bhp
  • Torque:
    84.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    35.3mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, front wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
  • Suspension Rear:
    Rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, telescopic dampers
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    4-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3580mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2030mm
  • Width:
    1530mm
  • Height:
    1230mm
  • Weight:
    804kgs

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