Morgan Plus 4 1950 on & 4 Plus 4 1936 on


June 5, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Morgan 4 Plus 4 1.8 (2006)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
115
0-60 mph
9
BHP
125 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
122 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
133
MPG UK/US
40/33
Engine capacity CC/CU
1798/110
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
157.9
Width (in)
63.4
Height (in)
48
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2070
Additional Info: The 4 Plus 4 was built from 1936 and was Morgan’s first 4 wheeled car, as their previous cars had 3 wheels. The 4 plus 4 stands for 4 wheels and 4 cylinders. The name and spec’s have changed over the years with such names as 4-4, 4+4, 4/4 and 4 Plus 4. Available as a 2 and 4 seater. With such a long running production time, many engines and specs have been used. The engine used in 1936-1938 was a 34bhp 1122cc engine with a 0-60 time of 28+ secs. Some of the other engines include a 39bhp 1268cc engine in 1939. Series 2 came about in 1955 and the engine used was a 36bhp 1172cc Ford engine 0-60 in 27-29 secs. Series 3 came along in 1960 with a 39bhp 997cc Ford engine. Series 4 from 1961 with a 54-62bhp 1340cc Ford engine 0-60 in 18.6 secs. Series 5 from 1963 with a 61-65bhp 1498cc Ford engine 0-60 in around 16.5 secs. A host of different 1.6 litre engines came along from 1968 with a 70bhp and 96bhp 4/4 1600 Ford engine. From 1981 it had a 98bhp 1584cc Fiat engine, from 1982 a 95bhp 1597cc Ford engine 0-60 in 10.5 secs and later a 100-105bhp fuel injected 1597cc Ford engine. From 1991 a 112-119bhp 1796cc 16v Ford Zetec engine and from 2006 a 125bhp 1798cc Ford Duratec 16v engine (above).

 

Morgan Plus 4 (2006)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
118
0-60 mph
7.3
BHP
145 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
140 @4500rpm
MPG UK/US
38/32
Engine capacity CC/CU
1999/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
4
Length (in)
157.9
Width (in)
63.4
Height (in)
48
Additional Info: The Morgan Plus 4 was originally a larger version of the 4 Plus 4, until the 4 Plus 4 eventually used the Plus 4 chassis, however it did continue to offer larger engines and more power. Built between 1950-1969 and then again from 1985-2000 and yet again from 2004 on. Available as a 2 and 4 seater. The 1950 model used a 68bhp 2088cc engine 0-60 in 17 secs, 1/4 mile in 21.2 secs. From 1953 it used a 90-106bhp 1991cc engine with variable 0-60 times depending on spec between 9.7-13.3 secs. In 1962 it used a 100bhp 2138cc engine. In 1985/86 a 122bhp 1995cc engine was used with a 0-60 time of around 9 secs and 1/4 mile time of around 16.9 secs. Around the late 1980’s until 2000 it used a 1994cc engine with around 138bhp 0-60 in 7.7 and 1/4 mile of 15.2 secs. The latest engine is a 2.0 Duratec that was available from 2004, originally with 141bhp then in 2006 as above.

1938 Morgan 4-4 1953 Morgan Plus 4
Early Morgan 4 Plus 4
Early Morgan 4 Plus 4 1951 Morgan 4-4
1973 Morgan 4 Plus 4 1993 Morgan 4 Plus 4
1968 Morgan 4-4 1963 Morgan Plus 4
Morgan 4 Plus 4 1970 Morgan 4 Plus 4
Morgan 4 Plus 4 1964 Morgan 4-4
1995 Morgan 4-4