MG - MG K Type

The K type MG was first seen at the 1932 Motor Show, with a six cylinder 1100cc engine. Because the engine capacity was less than the MG Magna, the new K Type became known as the Magnette. With a longer frame and wider track, the engine now had six individual inlet ports of larger diameter on it's cross flow cylinder head, now fitted with 3 carburettors. All K Types were fitted with the smaller ENV 75 preselector gearbox made to Wilson patents. From 1932 a stroked 1286 engine was also available.

The well known suprecharged K3 was in effect a supercharged version of the K2 with improved valves, valve springs and bearing material to cope with the higher power output, which was some 3 times greater than the unsupercharged version of the engine. Production of the K Type MG's (K1, K2, K3 and KN) carried on to 1935.

MG K Type tyre size. The correct original fitment for the K Type MG's was listed 4.75x19, and Blockley is the only tyre company to produce this genuine 4.75x19 size! We market it as a dual marked "475/500x19" because nobody EVER asks for a 4.75x19 tyre ! Note that any other brand of 475/500x19 tyre is a 500x19 tyre with the smaller size added for good measure - see our article "Why are tyres dual marked?" In addition to the Blockley 475x19 tyre we also produce a taller diameter 500x19 for those that want the higher gearing. These authentic looking superb quality tyres will transform the enjoyment and handling of any MG! Details below.

Blockley Products for MG MG K Type

475 x 19

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£129.00 (£154.80 inc. VAT)

500 x 19

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£149.00 (£178.80 inc. VAT)

18/19 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)