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MG C-Type Midget

(1931 model)

Brief specs of 1931 MG C-Type Midget

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 746 cm3 / 45.5 cu in / 45.5 cu in, 32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1931
ModelC-Type MidgetIssued until
SerieC-TypeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3454 mm / 136.0 in / 136.0 inTotal (curb) weight686 kg / 1512 lb / 1512 lb
Width1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2057 mm / 81.0 in / 81.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1067 mm / 42.0 in / 42.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1067 mm / 42.0 in / 42.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerMorrisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore57.0 mm / 2.24 in / 2.24 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement746 cm3 / 45.5 cu in / 45.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity186.50 cm3/cylinder / 11.381 cu in/cylinder / 11.381 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.1 kW / 17.6 hp / 17.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.0 kW/l / 0.966 bhp/cu in / 0.966 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.1 kW/ton / 48.6 bhp/ton / 48.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG C-Type Midget

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