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2012 Morgan Roadster 3.7

2012 Morgan Roadster 3.7 Exterior
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  • Morgan Roadster 3.7
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Transmission:
    six-speed manual/automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    280
  • Torque @ RPM:
    260
  • Displacement:
    3.7 L
  • Top Speed:
    140 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    4.9 sec.
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It’s been a while since we last saw Morgan been such an active participant in a major auto show. But that’s what they’ll be at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, a place where the British automaker will be unveiling three new models.

We’ve already touched on the Aero Coupe a few days ago. Today, we introduce their second showcase vehicle, the New Roadster 3.7.

The styling of the New Roadster 3.7 isn’t all that different from what we’ve gotten accustomed to from Morgan. It has a convertible roof that can be easily fastened, providing the driver a choice between enjoying the roads with a roof over his head or doing it wind-blower style. Meanwhile, the interior of the New Roadster 3.7 is an elegant array of real leather combined with an elaborate instrument panel. The instrument panel features a large speedometer and rev counter that have been fitted into a completely new dashboard with electronic warning systems and digital and analogue displays for all engineering functions. The dials and instruments have all been framed in wood, offering a classy touch befitting of a coach built vehicle.

For all of the plush amenities of the car’s interior, the main highlight of the New Roadster is what lies under its hood. In case you haven’t already deciphered it yet, the ’3.7’ in its name stands for the car’s 3.7-liter Ford Cyclone six cylinder engine that produces 280 brake horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 260 lb/ft of torque while mated to a six-speed transmission. Those numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of 4.9 seconds with a pretty impressive top speed of 140 mph.

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Morgan Resumes Four-Wheeled Vehicle Sales In The U.S.

Morgan Resumes Four-Wheeled Vehicle Sales In The U.S.

The British marque returns after 10 years via Isis Imports

British automaker Morgan has announced that its four-wheel models will return to the United States after 10 years of absence through the company’s official U.S. arm, Isis Imports. Previously allowed to sell the 3-Wheeler model only, Isis will, from now on, be able to import the more traditional four-wheeled models thanks to a new law.

The British carmaker has yet to say which models will cross the pond to North America, but it’s likely that customers will have access to some of the vehicles from the Classic lineup, which includes the 4/4, Plus 4, Roadster, and Plus 8.

“While details remain to be finalized, the latest word from the Morgan Motor Company is that they anticipate opening the order books for NEW Morgan cars for the USA, possibly as soon as this summer,” Isis Imports said in a statement. “It is possible that production may begin on USA spec cars before the end of the year."

Isis Imports is already accepting deposits for four-wheeled Morgans, which are refundable "up until eight weeks prior to the build of your car after your specifications are finalized."

Pricing information is not available, but expect U.S.-spec Morgans to be a tad more expensive than their British-market counterparts. The most likely vehicle to head this way is the Roadster, which uses a 3.7-liter V-6 rated at 280 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Tipping the scales at only 2,094 pounds, the Roadster hits 62 mph from a standing start in only 5.5 seconds and tops out at 140 mph.

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2012 Morgan Roadster 3.7

2012 Morgan Roadster 3.7

It’s been a while since we last saw Morgan been such an active participant in a major auto show. But that’s what they’ll be at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, a place where the British automaker will be unveiling three new models.

We’ve already touched on the Aero Coupe a few days ago. Today, we introduce their second showcase vehicle, the New Roadster 3.7.

The styling of the New Roadster 3.7 isn’t all that different from what we’ve gotten accustomed to from Morgan. It has a convertible roof that can be easily fastened, providing the driver a choice between enjoying the roads with a roof over his head or doing it wind-blower style. Meanwhile, the interior of the New Roadster 3.7 is an elegant array of real leather combined with an elaborate instrument panel. The instrument panel features a large speedometer and rev counter that have been fitted into a completely new dashboard with electronic warning systems and digital and analogue displays for all engineering functions. The dials and instruments have all been framed in wood, offering a classy touch befitting of a coach built vehicle.

For all of the plush amenities of the car’s interior, the main highlight of the New Roadster is what lies under its hood. In case you haven’t already deciphered it yet, the ’3.7’ in its name stands for the car’s 3.7-liter Ford Cyclone six cylinder engine that produces 280 brake horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 260 lb/ft of torque while mated to a six-speed transmission. Those numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of 4.9 seconds with a pretty impressive top speed of 140 mph.

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