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MG TF

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 MG TF

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, 42.9 kW / 57.5 hp / 57.5 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 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 from1953
ModelTFIssued until
SerieTFNumber 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

Length3734 mm / 147.0 in / 147.0 inTotal (curb) weight916 kg / 2019 lb / 2019 lb
Width1518 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inDry weight
Height1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2388 mm / 94.0 in / 94.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1224 mm / 48.2 in / 48.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.72 m2 / 18.5 sq ft / 18.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeXPAGTotal 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 carbsEngine 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 ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power42.9 kW / 57.5 hp / 57.5 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.3 kW / 20.6 hp / 20.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.3 kW/l / 0.754 bhp/cu in / 0.754 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.4 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sTop (maximal) speed129 km/h / 80 mph / 80 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)18.90 s / 18.90 s / 18.90 sPower-to-weight ratio62.8 kW/ton / 47.6 bhp/ton / 47.6 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.7Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension 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 TF

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