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MG Magnette Mk IV


Produced: 1961-1968, 14320 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
MG Magnette Mk IV (1963)

Along with the rest of the Farina / BMC saloon range, the MG Magnette received a host of improvements in 1961and became known as the Magnette Mk IV. Virtually all of the changes to the Magnette were mechanical, these included a larger, more powerful 1622cc engine, a wider wheel track, front and rear anti-roll bars and a longer wheelbase.

Unfortunately despite the vast improvement to the cars mechanical set-up the Magnette suffered due to the simple fact that it looked the same as the previous Mk III version. The Mk IV did receive a restyled two-tone paint finish which helped to distinguish it and of course the interior was trimmed to the same high standard as before.

The MG Magnette Mk IV continued to sell in small numbers until its demise in 1968.


1622ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series76.2mm x 88.9mm8.3

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
87 mph19.5 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 4"4' 2"14' 10"5' 3" 0 (22)0' 0"

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