Wolseley 1100-ADO16

Wolseley 1100 (ADO16) Introduction

The Wolseley 1100 derived from the BMC 1100 range, as with the Riley Kestrel, was introduced some three years after the MG 1100, replacing the old-model Riley 1.5 and Wolseley 1500 which were still selling well. The Wolseley 1100 of 1965-67 had an identical fascia and instrument display to the MG 1100 with individual touches to the exterior decoration and Wolseley grille. Distinctive duo-tone paintwork and brightwork was offered as an option.

Originally produced at Longbridge, then moving to Cowley, this transverse-engined Hydrolastically-sprung Wolseley 1100 received a Mk II specification with different tail lamps and optional AP 4-speed automatic transmission. The Mk II was only available between October 1967 and February 1968, alongside the Wolseley 1300 which was to continue under the British Leyland badge.

Model DesignationWolseley 1100 (ADO16)
DesignerSir Alec Issigonis
Production PeriodSep 1965 - Mar 1968
Total Produced17,397
Body Type4 Door Saloon
Engine1,098cc A-Series
Engine ConfigurationO.H.V. Transverse 4 Cylinder
Power55 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque61 lb ft @ 2,500 rpm
Transmission4 Speed Manual & 3 Speed Automatic
Top Speed85 mph (137 kmh)
0-60 mph18.4 seconds
Fuel consumption29 mpg
Weight1,820 lb (826 kg)
Length12’ 2.7" (3.726 m)
Width5’ 0.4" (1.534 m)
Height4’ 4.7" (1.339 m)
Predecessor Wolseley 1500 Mk III
Successor Wolseley 1300 (ADO16)

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