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Overview

Produced: 1949-1953, 29664 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
MG TD (red bodywork, front view)

Following on from the successful MG TC the TD arrived in 1949, introducing some much needed post-war refinements. The TD now featured independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering, which combined improved the T-Series handling characteristics. The TD body still retained the 30's style body design but now had pressed steel wheels and was available in LHD format for export customers.

In 1951 a Mk II TD entered production and introduce a more powerful (60bhp) engine, which offered much better performance. The MG TD had a curious style which was really a vintage body with 50's bits added on, such as chrome bumpers and modern wheels. Despite this the car sold extremely well and was only replaced in 1953 by the MG TF.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1250ccS4 OHVMG T-type engine (XPAG)66.5mm x 90mm7.25

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU 1.5inch2

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
80 mph23.9 s0 s28 mpg57 bhp 5500

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 10"3' 11"4' 2"12' 0"4' 10" 0 (0)0' 0"

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