Resurrecting Morgan's Three-Wheeler With A Ford Three-Pot Engine

by AutoExpert   |  2 September, 2021

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Morgan recently discontinued their unique 3 Wheeler since the S&S V-twin motorcycle engine powering the single rear wheel could no more fulfill European emissions standards. However, the traditional trike is making a comeback, with a new mid-century design influenced by the early jet age and a completely new powertrain.

Unfortunately, the motor in concern isn't a boxer twin from a BMW motorcycle, which would have preserved the three-spirit wheeler's while also expanding Morgan's 20-year partnership with the German manufacturer. Morgan's four-wheel automobiles currently use BMW four- and six-cylinder motors.

Morgan new 3 Wheeler
Morgan has instead linked up with Ford, a long-time collaborator. The new 3 Wheeler is powered by a three-cylinder Ford engine that can be encountered in automobiles like the Fiesta. While Ford's three-cylinder selection in the Fiesta ranges from a naturally aspirated 1.1 with 74-hp to several 1.0-liter turbo variants with 94 to 153-hp and the 197-hp ST hot hatch, Morgan believes the new 3 Wheeler will use a naturally aspirated variant. Perhaps it's no shock that the original 3 Wheeler only had 82-hp.

Morgan new 3 Wheeler

Morgan is still developing the 3 Wheeler, releasing only a few photos of a tightly disguised experimental car.
The redesigned look, according to the business, is influenced by the early jet age, and we can see that the prototype is powered by traditional wheels rather than wires and has no visible engine.

Morgan new 3 Wheeler

When trying to compare old and new, the suspension is all-new, as seen by the position of the steering rack and the angle of the coilover shocks. We wouldn't be shocked if the finished car looks a lot like Morgan's EV3 electric 3 Wheeler, which was unveiled in 2016 and is set to go into manufacturing. Owing to supplier concerns, that never occurred. Morgan's statement that the Three-Wheeler will have an internal combustion engine "at launch" is a strong suggestion that it will occur shortly.

Morgan new 3 Wheeler
Morgan began creating three-wheeled automobiles, and it wasn't until the late 1930s that they added a four-wheeled type. The tricycle made a reappearance in 2011 and gave the firm a huge boost, turning it cool again, introducing the Morgan brand to a new audience, and resuming sales in the United States for the first time in years.

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