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MG MGB

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 MG MGB

convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in, 72.0 kW / 96.6 hp / 96.6 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

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MGIssued from1973
ModelMGBIssued until
SerieMGBNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3510 l / 123.95 cu ft / 123.95 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3900 mm / 153.5 in / 153.5 inTotal (curb) weight1000 kg / 2205 lb / 2205 lb
Width1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inDry weight
Height1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2320 mm / 91.3 in / 91.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.64 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 m2 / 8.8 sq ft / 8.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.4 kW / 27.3 hp / 27.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1796 cm3 / 109.6 cu in / 109.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power72.0 kW / 96.6 hp / 96.6 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 typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.8 kW / 38.6 hp / 38.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output40.1 kW/l / 0.881 bhp/cu in / 0.881 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.0 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio98.0 kW/ton / 74.3 bhp/ton / 74.3 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of MG MGB

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