MG Metro Turbo 1983-1990


June 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
MG Metro Turbo (1983-1990)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
112
0-60 mph
9.4-9.9
1/4 mile
17
BHP
93 @6130rpm
Torque lbft
85 @2650rpm
BHP per ton
111
MPG UK/US
30/25
Engine capacity CC/CU
1275/78
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Turbocharged
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
Valve Type/No
SOHC 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
134.1
Width (in)
61.4
Height (in)
53.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1850
Additional Info: Surprisingly easy to get more power out of this little engine and in fact many had closer to 100bhp standard. Many of the turbo race cars were puting out close to 240bhp, not bad from a 1.3 litre engine. Much success was seen with the 250-400bhp 3 litre V6 6R4 rally cars, until they were banned from rallying. A non turbo MG Metro 1300 was also available with 72bhp, 0-60 in just over 11 secs.

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