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MG TC

(1945 model)

Brief specs of 1945 MG TC

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1250 cm3 / 76.3 cu in / 76.3 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1945
ModelTCIssued until
SerieTCNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3543 mm / 139.5 in / 139.5 inTotal (curb) weight838 kg / 1847 lb / 1847 lb
Width1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in / 94.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.5 UK gal / 16.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.48  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.5 sq ft / 17.5 sq ft (est.)
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 ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.5 mm / 2.62 in / 2.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply2 SU carburettorsEngine displacement1250 cm3 / 76.3 cu in / 76.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity312.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.070 cu in/cylinder / 19.070 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.1 kW / 14.9 hp / 14.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.8 kW/l / 0.721 bhp/cu in / 0.721 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.6 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.12

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.90 s / 13.90 s / 13.90 sTop (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)22.70 s / 22.70 s / 22.70 sPower-to-weight ratio65.6 kW/ton / 49.7 bhp/ton / 49.7 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
SteeringBishop camSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front19 x 4.5Tyres rear19 x 4.5
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG TC

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