Austin Montego Engine

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Austin Montego’s engine innovation over the years

The Austin Montego is a British mid-size saloon car that was produced by the Austin Rover subsidiary of British Leyland. The Montego offered many improvements over the Maestro, many of which were later incorporated into the latter, such as a new SOHC engineon the the S-Series.

Development on the Montego continued, it was given a minor facelift in 1989 which enhanced its appeal, which was by both the Perkins engined Diesel model, and the seven seater version. The 2 litre turbo diesel engine was a development of the O-Series petrol engine already used in the range. The diesel engine saloon even won a CAR magazine ‘giant test’ against the Citroën BX, the then new Peugeot 405 and Audi 80 turbo diesels. They rated the 405 the best car, followed by the BX and then the Montego, with the Audi coming in last. “But if people buy diesels, and turbo diesel for their economy, the winner has to be the Montego, its engine is, even when roundly thrashed, more than 10% more economical than the rest.

The 2 litre O series engine used in the MG Montego combined a programmed electronic ignition system with Lucas L type electronic fuel injection, giving a quoted 115bhp at 5500 rpm as opposed to only 102 bhp when fitted in lesser models with a carburettor, and with a top speed of 115 mph.

Also something of a success story were the 1989 introduced diesel models. The 2 litre O series based engine, developed jointly by diesel specialists Perkins and Rover, powered four Montego models, two saloons and two estates. The direct injection diesel engine had appeared at first in the Maestro van, but the addition of a turbo raised power by 30% to 80bhp and torque by 25% to 116lb ft. At the same time the Montego benefitted from its first major facelift including a new instrument pack and centre console giving a softer look to the interior. Externally the car gained a new grille similar to that on the Rover 800 of the time, smooth rear light clusters replacing the original ribbed design and a new set of wheel trim designs giving the car a more modern edge.

Austin Montego Specifications

1986 Austin Montego 1.6

Engine 1598 ccm (97,02 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1987 Austin Maestro 1.3

Engine 1275 ccm (77,41 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1987 Austin Montego 1.6

Engine 1598 ccm (97,02 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1988 Austin Maestro 1.3

Engine 1275 ccm (77,41 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1991 Austin Montego 1.6

Engine 1598 ccm (97,02 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1992 Austin Montego 2.0 D

Engine 1994 ccm (121,06 cubic inches)
Engine position Front
Engine type in-line, 4-cyl

1993 Austin Montego 2.0 D

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥

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