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MG Midget

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 MG Midget

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1974
ModelMidgetIssued until
SerieMidgetNumber 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

Length3581 mm / 141.0 in / 141.0 inTotal (curb) weight740 kg / 1631 lb / 1631 lb
Width1532 mm / 60.3 in / 60.3 inDry weight
Height1227 mm / 48.3 in / 48.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1176 mm / 46.3 in / 46.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1138 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity32 l / 7.0 UK gal / 8.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.60 m2 / 17.2 sq ft / 17.2 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 ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.7 mm / 2.90 in / 2.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.5 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.2 kW / 28.4 hp / 28.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.4 kW/l / 0.779 bhp/cu in / 0.779 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.3 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio96.0 kW/ton / 72.7 bhp/ton / 72.7 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG Midget

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