MGA Technical Specification

MGA

1500 Engine
Type: In line water cooled
No of cylinders: 4
Bore/stroke: 73.025 x 88.9mm
Capacity: 1489cc
Compression Ratio: 8.3:1
Valve operation: pushrod overhead valve.
Carburation: Twin SU.
Power output: Early cars: 68bhp @ 5500rpm
Late cars: 72bhp @ 5500rpm
Maximum torque: 77lb ft @ 3500rpm.
Brakes: Lockheed hydraulic, 10" drums all round.
Tyres: 5.50-15" on 4" rims with steel disc or centre lock wire wheels.
Suspension: Front; coil springs, wishbones and lever arm dampers. Rear; live rear axle, half elliptic leaf springs and lever arm dampers.
Wheelbase: 7'10"
Track: front; 3'0"
Width: 4'9.25"
Price on introduction in 1955: £595
Number built: 58,750
Performance
Maximum speed: 98mph
Acceleration: 0-60: 15.6 secs.
Fuel consumption: approx 27mpg.

1600 Engine
Type: In line water cooled
No of cylinders: 4 Bore & Stroke: 75.4mm x 88.9mm
Capacity: 1,588cc
Compression Ratio: 8.3 : 1
Valve operation: Pushrod overhead valve
Carburation: Twin SU's
Power output: 79.5 bhp @ 5,600 rpm
Max torque: 87 ft/lb @ 3,800 rpm
Gearbox: Part synchromesh, 4 speed manual
Brakes: Lockheed disc at front, drum at rear
Wheels: Bolt on steel disc, or centre lock wire wheels
Suspension: Front; coil springs, wishbones and hydraulic lever arm dampers. Rear; live axle, half elliptic springs and hydraulic lever arm dampers Wheelbase: 7' 10"
Track: front; 3' 11.5" Rear;4' 0.75"
Price on introduction in 1959: £940 7s 6d
Number built: (roadster & coupe): 31,501

 

 

 

 

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