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MG
MGA Twin Cam
(1958)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of MG MGA Twin Cam
MG
SerieMGA
Model family
ModelMGA Twin Cam
Model code
Issued from1958
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made2111
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)/ fixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2388 / 94.0 / 94.0
Track front [mm / in / in]1238 / 48.7 / 48.7
Track rear [mm / in / in]1238 / 48.7 / 48.7
Length [mm / in / in]3962 / 156.0 / 156.0
Width [mm / in / in]1473 / 58.0 / 58.0
Height [mm / in / in]1270 / 50.0 / 50.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]152 / 6.0 / 6.0
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]952 / 2099 / 2099
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]46 / 10.0 / 12.0

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.59 / 17.1 / 17.1 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerMG
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sumpwet
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves8
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]75.4 / 2.97 / 2.97
Stroke [mm / in / in]88.9 / 3.50 / 3.50
Bore/Stroke ratio0.85
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1588 / 96.9 / 96.9
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]397.00 / 24.226 / 24.226
Compression ratio9.9
Fuel supply2 SU carburettors
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]80.5 / 108.0 / 108.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]6700 / 6700 / 6700
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]142.0 / 104.7 / 104.7
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4500 / 4500 / 4500
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]24.6 / 33.0 / 33.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]50.7 / 1.114 / 1.114
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]89.4 / 0.78 / 0.78

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio1
Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]113.5 / 86.0 / 86.0
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]9.40 / 9.40 / 9.40
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]13.30 / 13.30 / 13.30
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]41.10 / 41.10 / 41.10
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]183 / 114 / 114
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres frontDunlop RS4 5.90-15
Tyres rearDunlop RS4 5.90-15
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]263 / 10.4 / 10.4
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]263 / 10.4 / 10.4
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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