Key facts

MG Midget III, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3495 mm
How heavy?
685 kg
What size engine?
1.3 litre, 1275 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
98 Nm / 72 / 10 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
153 km/h, 95 mph


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1972 MG Midget III technical specifications


MG Midget III is an automobile that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
Powering the MG Midget III is an overhead valve, 1.3 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) at 6000 rpm and 98 N·m (72 lb·ft/10 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission.
The MG Midget III weighs a stated 685 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 153 km/h or 95 mph.
1972 MG Midget III data
MG Midget III, 1972 MY data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2032 80
Track/tread (front) 1176 46.3
Track/tread (rear) 1137 44.8
Length 3495 137.6
Width 1394 54.9
Height 1235 48.6
Ground clearance 127 5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 685 kg 1510 lb
Weight distribution 52.4 % front
fuel tank capacity 27 litres 5.9 UK Gal 7.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMC
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.3 litre
1275 cc
(77.805 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 70.6 × 81.3 mm
2.78 × 3.2 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.87
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
51 bhp/litre
0.84 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
98 Nm (72 ft·lb) (10 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
76.86 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 965.9 kPa (140.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 318.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9.2 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 19.1 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 153 km/h (95 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 96.21 PS/g
70.76 kW/g
94.89 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.13 kg/kW
23.61 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
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 2.300
Turning circle 9.80 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.90
general ID63195
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 MG Midget III added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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