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1973 MG MGB GT V8 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3929 mm
How heavy?
1084 kg
What size engine?
3.5 litre, 3532 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
139 PS / 137 bhp / 102 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
262 Nm / 193 ft.lb / 26.7 kgm @ 2900 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.70 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.30 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

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1973 MG MGB GT V8 technical specifications

Introduction

MG MGB GT V8 is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.5 litres. For this model it produces power and torque figures of 137 bhp (139 PS/102 kW) at 5000 rpm and 262 Nm (193 lbft/26.7 kgm) at 2900 rpm respectively.
The engine transmits power to the wheels through a 4 speed manual with overdrive transmission.
The MG MGB GT V8 weighs a claimed 1084 kg at the kerb.
It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph).
1973 MG MGB GT V8 data
1973 MG MGB GT V8 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2311 91
Track/tread (front) 1251 49.3
Track/tread (rear) 1251 49.3
Length 3929 154.7
Width 1524 60
Height 1270 50
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.7
Kerb weight 1084 kg 2390 lb
Weight distribution
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 Rover/Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 3.5 litre
3532 cc
(215.536 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 71.12 mm
3.5 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 139 PS (137 bhp) (102 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 38.8 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 262 Nm (193 ft·lb) (26.7 kgm)
at 2900 rpm
Specific torque 74.18 Nm/litre
0.9 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.25:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 932.2 kPa (135.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 441.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.70 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.70 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.30 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.80 s
Standing kilometre 29.40 s
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 128.14 PS/g
94.24 kW/g
126.38 bhp/ton
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.61 kg/kW
17.72 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.LS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual with overdrive
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID8217
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 MG MGB GT V8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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