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1961-1974 MG Midget Mark I-III specifications


This unit-construction sports two-seater, developed from the Austin-Healey Sprite, was MG’s most successful badge engineered model. It was initially powered by the BMC A-series 948cc, twin-carburettor, four-cylinder, ohv engine, and featured a four-speed gearbox, rack-and-pinion steering and independent front suspension. A hoot to drive despite the low power output, although the arrival of the 1098cc version helped. Disc brakes were added in 1962, before becoming the MkII in 1964 – with wind-up windows. MkIII upgunned to 1275cc.

Production

  • Production:
    152,158
  • Price at launch:
    £670
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,500
  • Price (project):
    £900

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.8secs
  • Top speed:
    95.0mph
  • Power:
    65.0bhp
  • Torque:
    72.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

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:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3495mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2032mm
  • Width:
    1394mm
  • Height:
    1235mm
  • Weight:
    685kgs

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