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R. Waters
Oops, repost. Vote and post in original thread: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...ic=7765&st=

By the early 1960s the MG A was at the end of its lifespan and MG needed a replacement. MG opted to include more luxury items in their upcoming roadster to suit the demanding but big US market better. These changes weren't much to the liking of the purists that adored the MG A, but the MG B succeeded and production lasted into the 1980s with well over half a milion sold. In 1974 a slightly modified version was launched with rubber bumpers replacing the chrome ones to comply to US safety regulations.

General specifications
Record last updated Before 12 / 01 / 2004
Country of origin Great Britain
Years of production 1962 - 1973
Numbers built 513626 (1962 - 1980, all models)
Body design N/A
Weight 920 kilo / 2028.3 lbs
Drivetrain
Engine Straight 4
Engine Location Front , longitudinally mounted
Displacement 1.798 liter / 109.7 cu in
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburetors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Performance figures
Power 95 bhp / 71 KW @ 5400 rpm
Torque 147 Nm / 108 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
BHP/Liter 53 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio 0.1 bhp / kg
Top Speed 174 km/h / 108 mph
0-60 mph Acceleration N/A


I just love these things, we have tons of restored ones around here, they look so fucking cool, cooler than the Miata
PandaBeat
Cool... and there was one with a V8...
moe89
they are extremely cool to me because they looked sooo damn revolutionary when they came out and still do
DakianDelomast
Uncool because while most british cars are simply unreliable. The MGB is a disaster.
UserDrew
There are a few MGs living in my neighborhood. I like them but personally wouldn't want to own one. Gets a cool vote from me.
leif
MG A cool

Euro spec MGB cool

US spec MGB uncool (raised suspension to meet minimum headlight hieght standards)
arnge
QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Apr 9 2005, 10:02 AM)
Uncool because while most british cars are simply unreliable. The MGB is a disaster.

U got that right.
R. Waters
21 votes!

now you guys can move it to the "Cool" section!
The Milky Man
QUOTE(PandaBeat @ Apr 8 2005, 03:21 PM)
Cool... and there was one with a V8...

MGB GT V8?
snakefood
very uncool! thumbs_down.gif
Mellender17
QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Apr 9 2005, 10:02 AM)
Uncool because while most british cars are simply unreliable. The MGB is a disaster.

eek.gif laugh.gif Let me see, FROZEN!
Raven
Cool, a classic british car I suppose. Looks kind of fast.
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