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MG TD

(1949 model)

Brief specs of 1949 MG TD

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, 40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1949
ModelTDIssued until
SerieTDNumber made27852
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)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3683 mm / 145.0 in / 145.0 inTotal (curb) weight876 kg / 1931 lb / 1931 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in / 94.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1198 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity57 l / 12.5 UK gal / 15.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.54 m2 / 16.6 sq ft / 16.6 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeXPAG/TDTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)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 carbsEngine displacement1250 cm3 / 76.3 cu in / 76.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity312.50 cm3/cylinder / 19.070 cu in/cylinder / 19.070 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque87.0 N·m / 64.2 lb·ft / 64.2 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.9 kW / 24.0 hp / 24.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.2 kW/l / 0.708 bhp/cu in / 0.708 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) ratio5.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)15.30 s / 15.30 s / 15.30 sTop (maximal) speed129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)23.50 s / 23.50 s / 23.50 sPower-to-weight ratio61.6 kW/ton / 46.7 bhp/ton / 46.7 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50-15Tyres rear5.50-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG TD

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