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MG SA

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 MG SA

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2288 cm3 / 139.6 cu in / 139.6 cu in, 58.5 kW / 78.4 hp / 78.4 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1937
ModelSAIssued until
SerieSANumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4902 mm / 193.0 in / 193.0 inTotal (curb) weight1511 kg / 3331 lb / 3331 lb
Width1689 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

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 cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke102.0 mm / 4.02 in / 4.02 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.68
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2288 cm3 / 139.6 cu in / 139.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity381.33 cm3/cylinder / 23.270 cu in/cylinder / 23.270 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power58.5 kW / 78.4 hp / 78.4 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.4 kW / 31.4 hp / 31.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.6 kW/l / 0.562 bhp/cu in / 0.562 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.75

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio52.0 kW/ton / 39.4 bhp/ton / 39.4 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG SA

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