1950 MG TD Mk II

The MG TD Mk II is a rear wheel drive motor car, with the engine positioned in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.3 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 57.5 bhp (58 PS/43 kW) of power at 5500 rpm at 2600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.


Key facts

1950 MG TD Mk II information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3683 mm
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1250 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
58 PS / 57.5 bhp / 43 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown @ 2600 rpm

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1950 MG TD Mk II data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2388 mm 94 inches
Track/tread (front) 1198 mm 47.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1270 mm 50 inches
Length 3683 mm 145 inches
Width 1490 mm 58.7 inches
Height 1422 mm 56 inches
Ground clearance 152 mm 6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 57 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 1.54
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code XPAG/TD/2
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1250 cc
(76.28 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 66.5 × 90 mm
2.62 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.74
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 58 PS (57.5 bhp) (43 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 46 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 312.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50-15
Tyres rear 5.50-15
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.88
Carfolio.com ID110671
Production total 1710
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 11.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1950 MG TD Mk II added 2003-06-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.