1990 – 2016 Mazda Miata engine

1990 - 2016 Mazda miata specs

As you might know, Mazda Miata has been under production for more than 25 years, but the car doesn’t change much for years. Here is the article about all Miata generations’ specifications, from the first NA cars to upcoming ND-series.

1990 Mazda Miata engine

The very first Mazda Miata available in US and Europe and as Eunos Roadster in Japan. In all markets the car was available only with small 1.6 liter (98 cubic inch) inline 4-cylinder engine, producing 115 hp. The engine has fuel injection and dual cam shafts. 1990 Mazda Miata was available only with 5-speed manual transmission.

Engine
B6ZE(RS) I4 1.6L – 116 hp at 6500 rpm, 100 ft lb of torque at 5500 rpm.

Transmission
5-speed manual

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2265 mm / 89.2 in
Length: 3975 mm / 156.5 in
Width: 1675 mm / 65,9 in
Height: 1230 mm / 48,4 in

Performance
Top speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
0-60 acceleration: 8.3 sec

Fuel tank capacity
11.9 gal (45 liters)

Base curb weight: 2105 lbs (955 kg)

1995 Mazda Miata specs

In the 1994 Mazda began to offer more powerful 1.8 liter engine, dual airbags and limited slip differential. New color scheme was available only for 94 and 95 Miatas called Laguna Blue Mica (blue metallic).

1995 mazda miata specs

Engine
BP-ZE I4 1.8L – 128 hp at 6500 rpm, 110 ft lb of torque at 5500 rpm.

Transmission
5-speed manual;
4-speed automatic (optional)

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2265 mm / 89.2 in
Length: 3975 mm / 156.5 in
Width: 1675 mm / 65,9 in
Height: 1230 mm / 48,4 in

Performance
Top speed: 122 mph (197 km/h)
0-60 acceleration: 8.2 sec (with manual gearbox)

Fuel tank capacity
12,7 gal (48 liters)

Base curb weight: 2182 lbs / 990 kg (with manual gearbox)

1996 Mazda Miata specs

In 1996 the engine output of 1.8L model was slightly increased, Japanese and US-spec cars got Torsen limited slip differential, which was more durable than previous one.

1996 mazda miata specs

Engine
BP-ZE I4 1.8L – 133 hp at 6500 rpm

Transmission
5-speed manual;
4-speed automatic (optional)

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2265 mm / 89.2 in
Length: 3975 mm / 156.5 in
Width: 1675 mm / 65,9 in
Height: 1230 mm / 48,4 in

Performance
Top speed: 122 mph (197 km/h)
0-60 acceleration: 8.4 sec (with manual gearbox)

Fuel tank capacity
12,7 gal (48 liters)

Base curb weight: 2293 lbs / 1040 kg (with manual gearbox)

2000 Mazda Miata specs

2000 model year Mazda Miata was completely new car with new shapes, revised engine, increased in size. The car became more aerodynamic. The suspension remains the same, but upgraded. The engine features new VICS system (variable intake control), the engine output was increased.

2000 mazda miata specs

Engine
BP-4W I4 1.8L – 140 hp at 6500 rpm; 119 ft lbs at 5500 rpm

Transmission
5-speed manual;
4-speed automatic (optional)

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2270 mm / 89.4 in
Length: 3940 mm / 155.1 in
Width: 1680 mm / 66,1 in
Height: 1220 mm / 48,0 in

Performance
Top speed: 127 mph (205 km/h)
0-60 acceleration: 8,0 sec (with manual gearbox)

Fuel tank capacity
12,7 gal (48 liters)

Base curb weight: 2260 lbs / 1025 kg (with manual gearbox)

2007 Mazda Miata specs

2007 Mazda Miata refer to the third generation model, which became more powerful and fast due to the application of a more powerful engine. The car is also increased in size and get new gearbox.

2007 mazda miata specs

Engine
MZR I4 2.0L – 166 hp at 6700 rpm; 140 ft lbs at 5000 rpm

Transmission
5-speed manual;
6-speed manual;
6-speed automatic.

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2330 mm / 91.7 in
Length: 3995 mm / 157.3 in
Width: 1720 mm / 67.7 in
Height: 1245 mm / 49 in

Performance
Top speed: 131 mph (210 km/h);
0-60 acceleration: 7,9 sec (with manual 6-speed gearbox)

Fuel tank capacity
12,7 gal (48 liters)

Base curb weight: 2414 lbs / 1095 kg (with manual gearbox)

2008 Mazda Miata specs

In 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata was facelifted. The changes were mainly in appearance and interior, the suspension and gearbox were slightly retuned.

2008 mazda miata specs

Engine
MZR I4 2.0L – 167 hp at 7200 rpm; 140 ft lbs at 5000 rpm (5-speed manual);
MZR I4 2.0L – 158 hp at 6700 rpm; 140 ft lbs at 5000 rpm (6-speed automatic)

Transmission
5-speed manual;
6-speed manual;
6-speed automatic.

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2330 mm / 91.7 in
Length: 3995 mm / 157.3 in
Width: 1720 mm / 67.7 in
Height: 1245 mm / 49 in

Performance
Top speed: 131 mph (210 km/h);
0-60 acceleration: 7,9 sec (with manual 6-speed gearbox)

Fuel tank capacity
12,7 gal (48 liters)

Base curb weight: 2414 lbs / 1095 kg (with manual 6-speed gearbox); 2602 lbs / 1180 kg (6-speed automatic).

2016 Mazda Miata specs

The new generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is not available yet for the North American market, so not all of specifications are available. But the car is already in production. It became shorter and lighter than previous generation and features new engines with direct injection.

2016 mazda miata specs

Engine
4-cylinder 1.5L – 131 hp, 111 ft lb
4-cylinder 2.0L – 160 hp, 148 ft lb

Transmission
6-speed manual;
6-speed automatic.

Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2315 mm / 91.1 in
Length: 3915 mm / 154.1 in
Width: 1730 mm / 68.1 in
Height: 1235 mm / 48,6 in

Performance
Top speed: N/A
0-60 acceleration: N/A

Fuel tank capacity
N/A

Base curb weight: 2200 lbs / 998 kg

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