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MG MGB

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 MG MGB

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 166 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1962
ModelMGBIssued until
SerieMGBNumber 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)3510 l / 123.95 cu ft / 123.95 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3893 mm / 153.3 in / 153.3 inTotal (curb) weight920 kg / 2028 lb / 2028 lb
Width1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inDry weight
Height1255 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2311 mm / 91.0 in / 91.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1251 mm / 49.3 in / 49.3 inWeight distribution (front)52.4 % / 52.4 % / 52.4 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.1 UK gal / 12.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.62 m2 / 17.4 sq ft / 17.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore80.3 mm / 3.16 in / 3.16 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supply2 SU HS4 carbsEngine displacement1799 cm3 / 109.8 cu in / 109.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.445 cu in/cylinder / 27.445 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.1 kW / 44.4 hp / 44.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.4 kW/l / 0.865 bhp/cu in / 0.865 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sTop (maximal) speed166 km/h / 103 mph / 103 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.20 s / 12.20 s / 12.20 sPower-to-weight ratio103.3 kW/ton / 78.2 bhp/ton / 78.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)52.30 s / 52.30 s / 52.30 sFuel 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-lock2.9Turning circle10.2 m / 33.5 ft / 33.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontDunlop RS5 5.60-14Tyres rearDunlop RS5 5.60-14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front273 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG MGB

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