Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)


    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    The MG Midget MkI (1964-1966)

    MG Midget MK1 Parts 1
    The first version was essentially a slightly more expensive badge engineered version of the Austin-Healey Sprite MKII and retained the quarter-elliptic sprung rear axle from the original Sprite. The engine was a 948 cc A-Series with twin SU carburettors producing 46 hp (34 kW) at 5500 rpm and 53 lbf·ft (72 Nm) at 3000 rpm. Brakes were 7 in (178 mm) drums all round. A hard top, heater, radio and luggage rack were available as factory fitted extras.

    In October 1962 the engine was increased to 1098 cc raising the output to 56 hp (42 kW) at 5500 rpm and 62 lbf·ft (84 Nm) at 3250 rpm and disc brakes replaced the drums at the front. Wire-spoked wheels became available.
    The doors had no external handles or locks and the windows were sliding Perspex side-screens. A heater was an optional extra.
    A MG Midget MkI with the 948 cc engine was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1962 and had a top speed of 87.9 mph (141.5 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 18.3 seconds. A fuel consumption of 40.2 miles per imperial gallon (7.03 L/100 km; 33.5 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £689 including taxes on the UK market.

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