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Overview

Produced: 1962-1968, 124860 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
MG 1100

Introduced in 1962 the MG 1100 became the first small MG sports saloon, the start of a line of front wheel drive MG saloons that would continue (albeit with a break in between) until the late 1980's, in some ways the MG 1100 could also be seen as the Grandparent to today's front wheel drive "Hot Hatches" !.

The MG 1100 used the usual BMC 1100 bodyshell, this time featuring an enlarged MG grille which dwarfed the front grilles on all other 1100 saloons !. Mechanically the MG 1100 used the same set-up as the rest of the range, it did however share the twin carbs and three branch manifold with its sporting sister model, the Riley (1100) Kestrel. The twin carb MG 1100 produced a sprightly 55bhp, enough power to turn this small car into an entertaining sports saloon

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The MG 1100 became a MkII briefly from 1967-1968, it was also rather confusingly available with a single carb 1295cc engine for a short period in 1967. Production of the MG 1100 MkII finished in 1968, being superseded by the MG 1300.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm8.9

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
85 mph0 s0 s29 mpg0 bhp 0

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