Mazda MX-5 1.5 vs BMW M135i xDrive

Picture of Mazda MX-5 1.5 (Mk IV)
Picture of BMW M135i xDrive (F40)
Category Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
Engine layout 1.5 l R42.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 131 / 129306 / 302
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 150 / 111450 / 332
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1021 / 22511537 / 3389
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 128 / 127199 / 196
Average price €28,000€52,000

Lap Times

Track Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
Hockenheim GP 2:16.202:04.90

Acceleration

Speed & distance Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s1.4 s
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s1.8 s
0 - 60 kph 3.5 s2.2 s
0 - 80 kph 5.5 s3.3 s
0 - 100 kph 7.6 s4.6 s
0 - 120 kph 11.5 s6.4 s
0 - 130 kph 12.4 s7.4 s
0 - 140 kph 15.8 s8.5 s
0 - 160 kph 20.7 s11.2 s
0 - 180 kph 33.0 s14.4 s
1000 m 29.1 s @ 176.0 kph24.1 s
1/4 mile 15.7 s @ 88.2 mph12.9 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
60 - 100 kph (4) 7.2 s3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 9.9 s4.3 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 7.8 s3.9 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 10.2 s4.5 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 15.5 s5.4 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 20.5 s8.8 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 27.2 s9.7 s
60 - 100 kph 4.6 s2.6 s
80 - 120 kph 6.0 s3.1 s

General performance

Category Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
Top speed 204 kph (127 mph)253 kph (157 mph)
18m slalom 67.1 kph (41.7 mph)68.1 kph (42.3 mph)
Fuel economy 4.8 l/100 km (49 mpg US / 59 UK)6.6 l/100 km (36 mpg US / 43 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (116 ft)33 m (109 ft)
130 kph - 0 63 m (208 ft)58 m (191 ft)

Summary

Category Mazda MX-5 1.5BMW M135i xDrive
Track Performance 77100
Straight line speed 14783114
Total 15563214

Verdict

M135i xDrive is the fastest by a huge margin.

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