Or “The Little Green B”
Launched in September 1978 the smooth lines of the new 1798cc MG caused quite a sensation when the car first appeared. The ’B’ had a shorter wheelbase than the MGA which it replaced and an altogether more squat appearance thus producing a sports car which was immediately attractive to the eye – and many decades later it has remained a timeless design.
MGB Technical Specification
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Main bearings: 3
- Capacity: 1798cc
- Bore and Stroke: 80.26mm x 88.90mm
- Valve gear: Overhead
- Compression ratio: High: 8.8:1 Low: 8.0:1
- Max Power: 94bhp @ 5,500rmp (from 1964 95bhp @ 5,400rpm)
- Max Torque: 107lb/ft @ 3,500rpm (from 1964 110lb/ft @ 3000rpm)
- Carburation: Twin SU HS4
- Transmission Type: 4 speed with overdrive
- Clutch: Single plate dry, hydraulically operated
- Suspension: Front: coil and wishbone.
- Rear: live axle with leaf springs.
- Dampers: Armstrong lever arm front and rear.
- Steering: Rack and pinion.
- Performance 0-60mph: 12.1 secs
- Fuel consumption: Approx 23mpg
MGB Roadster Gallery
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