New Miata Specifications Released

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Feb 2, 2015 | Mazda

The 2016 rendition is engineered to focus on saving weight.
As Mazda has already announced, the MX-5 will be available for the U.S. market with a 2.0-liter engine.
The chassis greatly resembles the original.
The drivetrain, again, is similar to the original. A power plant frame keeps the front and rear in line.

As the MX-5 has always been since its launch in 1990, the 2016 rendition is engineered to focus on saving weight to provide both the most dynamic, iconic driving experience possible, and improved fuel efficiency and safety. As Mazda has already announced, the MX-5 will be available for the U.S. market with a 2.0-liter engine. The estimated output of this engine is 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The car also also sheds approximately 150 pounds (depending on specs) versus its predecessor.

Body type: Open-top sports car

Seating capacity: 2 persons

Overall length x width x height: 154.1in X 68.1in X 49.0in

Wheelbase: 91.1in

Engine: SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter direct-injection gasoline engine

Power: 155 HP

Torque: 148 lb-ft

Transmissions: SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission, six-speed automatic

Front suspension: Double wishbone

Rear suspension: Multilink

Steering: Electric Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering (EPAS)

Brakes (front/rear): Ventilated discs / Solid discs

Tires: 205/45R17 Club and GT. 195/50R16 Sport Trim

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Comments
Tyler H
Tyler H GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
2/2/15 1:48 p.m.

The curb weight is....?

Rupert
Rupert HalfDork
2/2/15 1:54 p.m.

I too wonder about curb weight. So I went "Read the rest of the story" & "View original news post." In each instance I got the 404 message.

As instructed, I'm asking you to update your link so it goes someplace.

PHeller
PHeller PowerDork
2/2/15 2:17 p.m.

2015 Mazda 3 with the 2.0 direct injected 4 will get 30 city and 40 highway. Hopefully the new Miata will be equally efficient.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/2/15 2:19 p.m.

That works out to 2200-2300lbs vs. an NC. They were clever not to make any dazzling weight promises earlier on - there was some early talk of it weighing less than an NA, but no numbers. On the other hand, the Toyobaru concept's weight in GT5 was listed as 2100lbs...

Rupert
Rupert HalfDork
2/2/15 2:27 p.m.

In reply to PHeller:You're correct. The Mazda 3 actually does turn that fuel mileage in real life. I don't recall ever buying another car that delivered the gas mileage the sticker said it would.

rcutclif
rcutclif GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
2/2/15 2:31 p.m.

mmm mmm mmm mmm. It really is just a matter of time before I get a miata, isn't it?

codrus
codrus GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/2/15 3:40 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: That works out to 2200-2300lbs vs. an NC. They were clever not to make any dazzling weight promises earlier on - there was some early talk of it weighing less than an NA, but no numbers. On the other hand, the Toyobaru concept's weight in GT5 was listed as 2100lbs...

2200 is less than an NA -- a '97 at least.

kanaric
kanaric Dork
2/2/15 3:41 p.m.

155hp from a 2.0? I see no work on that engine has been done at all. Thems early 90s numbers.

So Mazda is releasing an engine in a performance orientated vehicle that is inferior(or equal) in performance to SR20DE engines from 1991.

I thought DI allowed for higher compression ratio hence more performance? Or did they just dump a commuter car engine in and call it a day? Was hoping more aggressive looks meant more aggressive motor.

edit: Estimated output.... here's hoping that they just don't dump a Mazda 3 engine in.

Ranger50
Ranger50 PowerDork
2/2/15 3:52 p.m.

155hp? Given the 2014 spec's out a 167hp 2.0..... That damn thing should be at least 200hp....

racerdave600
racerdave600 SuperDork
2/2/15 3:55 p.m.

Am I the only one here not sold on the new Miata. It looks like a Z4 to me, but I'll wait until I see one in person.

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