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1974-1979 MG Midget 1500 specifications


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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