1974-1979 MG Midget 1500 specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic 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.
Price at launch:
Independent, front wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
Rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, telescopic dampers