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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Output Announced, Possible High Performance Version

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Has up to 155HP

We have been covering the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 for a while, which you can see from all our previous reports.


However there is one important spec we did not know until last Friday: the engine output. Here comes the number:

– SKYACTIV-G 1.5L gasoline engine: 129 hp, 110 lb-ft of torque
– SKYACTIV-G 2.0L gasoline engine: 155 hp, 148 lb-ft of torque

In addition to the above two powertrains, Kudo Hidetoshi, head of Mazda global PR, told media that the factory is also considering a turbocharged high performance version of the Miata in the future.

Although the 2...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Bay: Less Upgrade Potential?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5

During our report of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in last week’s 2014 LA auto show, we actually showed you images of the world’s first batch of the new MX-5 Miata’s engine bay.


Engine Bay Comparison

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is the 4th-generation of the product line, it has big changes compared to the previous generations. Let’s show you a comparison between the 2nd-gen and the 4-gen engine bay. Below, the first photo is the 2nd-generation Mazda MX-5 engine bay:


The next is the latest 4th-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5:


Room For Upgrades?

We can see, the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s engine bay has more parts and is jam packed with little room left.

Some MX-5 Miata owners...

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and Mazda’s Future Plan

2016 MX-5 At the 2014 LA Auto Show

There were TONS of redesigns at the LA AutoShow, believe us. Mazda ALSO displayed the completely-redesigned 2016 MX-5 Miata and we got the first look.


Previously you only say leather wrapping and stitched dashes on luxury cars but NOWadays leather wrapped and stitched dashes seems to be a new norm for the automobile industry. You can see the new MX-5 Miata is now flaunting leather all over.


Interview with Mazda’s Managing Exec

I had a chance to discuss Mazda’s future product plan with Mr. Masahiro Moro, Managing Executive Officer, Global Sales Coordination of Mazda.


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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Comes with 2.0L SkyActiv for US Market

Today we heard news from Mazda that despite other markets in the rest of the world will get the 1.5L engine, the US-bound new MX-5 will come with the naturally aspirated 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, complete with the auto maker’s latest SkyActiv technology.

This is what we know by far. No output numbers or any technical details at this moment.


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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Spec Leaked Out

Last week Mazda released the official images of the fully redesigned 2016 MX-5 Miata, but it kept the engine specification as secret.

Today a Mazda insider broke the secret and let out some information about the MX-5’s engine, here are the details:

– Base model will come with a 1.5L SKYACTIV 4-cylinder petrol engine
– Engine output: 129hp (96kW)
– Compression ratio: 13.0:1
– Curb weight: 2,249 lb (1,020 kg) – for manual transmission version

Compared to the current generation (2015 MX-5 Miata), the 2016 model reduces the weight by at least 231 lb (compared to the Sport 5MT trim). However, the engine output also drop by 38hp (down from 167hp).

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