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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: Austin Metro, MG MGB, MG F / MG TF, MG MGA, MG-Lola EX257, MG Y-type, MG T-type, MG Midget... Lire la suite
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: Austin Metro, MG MGB, MG F / MG TF, MG MGA, MG-Lola EX257, MG Y-type, MG T-type, MG Midget, MG Magnette, MG XPower SV, MG ZS, MG ZR, MG ZT, MG K-type, Powerplus supercharger, Magic Midget, MG 6, MG J-type, MG N-type, MG P-type, MG F-type, MG SA, MG M-type, MG 7, MG 14/28, MG VA, MG Q-type, MG C-type, MG R-type, MG L-type, MG D-type, MG 3, MG WA, MG 14/40, MG KN, MG EX-E. Excerpt: The Metro is a supermini car that was produced by the Austin Rover Group division of British Leyland and its successors. It was launched in 1980 as the Austin miniMetro. It was intended to complement the Mini, and was developed under the codename LC8. During its 18-year lifespan, the Metro wore many names: Austin Metro, MG Metro and Rover Metro. It was re-badged as the Rover 100 series in 1994. There were also van versions known as the Morris Metro and later, Metrovan. At the time of its launch, the Metro was sold as an Austin. From 1982, MG versions became available. From 1990 until its withdrawal in 1997, the Metro was sold only as a Rover. Although the new Rover 200 (introduced in 1995 and smaller than previous 200 models) had originally been designed as a replacement for the Metro, it was not marketed as such after its launch. A direct replacement in the supermini class did not arrive until 2003 with the CityRover. The Rover 100 finally ceased production in 1997, ironically being out-lived (by two years) by the original Mini it was meant to replace. On 8 October 1980, BL introduced the Austin mini Metro. It was intended as a big brother, rather than as a replacement, for the Mini, the earlier Mini replacement project, ADO88, having been replaced in late 1977 by a new project, LC8, for the development of a larger car which could compete more effectively with the successful superminis, such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette. Some of the Mini's underpinnings were carried over into the Metro, namely the 998 cc and 1275 cc A-Series engines, much of the front-wheel drivetrain and four-speed manual gearbox, and suspension subframes. The Metro used the Hydragas suspension system found on the Allegro but without front to rear interconnection. The hatchback body shell was one of the most spacious of its time and this was a significant factor in its popularity. Initially, the Metro was sold as a three-door hatchback. The name was chosen through a ballot of BL employ

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Titre: MG vehicles
Sous-titre: Austin Metro, MG MGB, MG F / MG TF, MG MGA, MG-Lola EX257, MG Y-type, MG T-type, MG Midget, MG Magnette, MG XPower SV, MG ZS, MG ZR, MG ZT, MG K-type, Powerplus supercharger, Magic Midget, MG 6, MG J-type, MG N-type, MG P-type, MG F-type
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Code EAN: 9781156525784
ISBN: 978-1-156-52578-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 36
Poids: 90g
Taille: H2mm x B246mm x T189mm
Année: 2011