1954 MG TF

The MG TF is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 1.5 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder that develops 65 bhp (66 PS/48 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 103 N·m (76 lb·ft/10.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual 'box. Having a claimed kerb weight of 912 kg, the MG TF can dispense with the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 16.3 seconds and the quarter mile from rest in 20.7 seconds. Top stated speed is 137 km/h, which equates to 85 mph.

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1954 MG TF information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3734 mm
How heavy?
912 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1466 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
66 PS / 65 bhp / 48 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
103 Nm / 76 ft.lb / 10.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 16.3 s
How fast?
137 km/h, 85 mph

MG TF models

MG TF -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1250 cm3 58 PS 57.5 bhp 43 kW 916 kg

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1954 MG TF data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2388 94
Track/tread (front) 1224 48.2
Track/tread (rear) 1290 50.8
Length 3734 147
Width 1518 59.8
Height 1334 52.5
Ground clearance 152 6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.56
Kerb weight 912 kg 2011
Weight distribution 50 % front
fuel tank capacity 54.6 litres 12 UK Gal 14.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Morris
Engine code XPEG
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1466 cc
(89.461 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 90 mm
2.83 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.8
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 66 PS (65 bhp) (48 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 44.3 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 103 Nm (76 ft·lb) (10.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 70.26 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 882.9 kPa (128.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 366.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 11 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 16.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 20.7 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 137 km/h (85 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 72.26 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
53.15 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
71.27 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.82 kg/kW
31.43 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50-15
Tyres rear 5.50-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID64042
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1954 MG TF added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.