MG Midget Technical Specification

1964 MG Midget
Introduced 1961 - 1979 Number built - 224843 cars - all versions


Engine: Cast iron head and block.
Number of cylinders: 4
Bore and Stroke: 64.58 mm x 83.72 mm
Capacity: 1098cc
Valve operation: Pushrod overhead valve.
Carburation: Twin semi-downdraught 1.25” SUs
Power output: 55 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque: 61 Ib/ft @ 2,500 rpm
Gearbox: 4 speed part synchromesh manual.
Clutch: Dry plate.
Front: Coil and wishbone with hydraulic lever arm shock absorbers.
Rear: Quarter elliptic with hydraulic lever arm shock absorbers.
Brakes: Lockeed hydraulic, disc front, 7" drum rear.
Wheels: Bolt-on pressed steel disc. Wire wheel centre lock option
Wheelbase:6' 8"
Track: 3' front. 3' 8" rear.
Number built: 9601
Cost New 1963: £495 plus £103.13s.9d. tax.

MG Midget Rubber Bumper

1500 Engine
Number of Cylinders: 4
Bore and Stroke: 73.7 mm x 87.4 mm
Capacity: 1491 cc
Valve Operation: Pushrod overhead valve
Carburation: 2 x 1.5” SU HS4
Power Output: 65 bhp at 5,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 77 Ib/ft at 3000 rpm
Clutch: Dry plate
Gearbox: 4 speed all synchromesh manual
Front: Independent suspension with coil springs and wishbone with lever arm shock absorbers; anti roll bar; live rear axle.
Rear: Half elliptic 6 leave springs; lever arm hydraulic shock absorbers.
Brakes: Lockeed hydraulic disc at front drum at rear.
Wheels: Rostyle type with 145 x 13 tyres
Wheelbase: 6' 8"
Track: 3' 101/2" front, 3'9" rear
Length: 11'9"
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 12.3 seconds
Maximum Speed: 101 mph
Fuel Consumption: Approx 27.9 mpg
Price new in 1975: £1,559.61





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