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A three-wheeled (2 front, 1 rear) car produced by Morgan. Introduced in 2011.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Morgan 3-Wheeler page on 14 April 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Morgan Motor Company announced that they would launch the 3 Wheeler in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The 3 Wheeler was initially said to have a Harley-Davidson Screaming Eagle V-twin engine and a Mazda 5-speed manual transmission, and was estimated to deliver 115 horsepower (86 kW) at the rear wheel. However, there was a surprise when the prototype that was shown at Geneva had an S&S engine. Production three-wheelers turned out to have S&S engines. The kerb weight was originally estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb), but the final weight was tested at 550 kg. The acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) was estimated by Morgan as 4.5 seconds, with an (estimated) top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h). The three-wheeler is to be homologated as a motorcycle in the United States. The company states that 850 deposits have been taken since the announcement in 2011. Customer deliveries began in Europe in February 2012. USA deliveries are not expected before June 2012, when the first imported three-wheeler was displayed in New York City and at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. The Morgan 3 Wheeler was featured in a Series 18 episode of UK motoring show Top Gear where presenter Richard Hammond picked the Morgan 3 Wheeler in a comparison of track-day cars. The 3 Wheeler won the "Not-A-Car of the Year 2011" in Top Gear.


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Morgan Three Wheeler - 1923 Morgan 3-Wheeler Morgan Three Wheeler
Artist: Hendrik Mueller
Cars: 1923 Morgan 3-Wheeler
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
9 December 2013Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
14 January 2014Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
25 February 20142014 Morgan 3 Wheeler ReviewMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
6 June 2014Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
12 April 2016Morgan 3 Wheeler Limited, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Gregory K. Rea)




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