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Mazda MX-5 2.0 (Mk III) specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1150 kg (2535 lbs)
Introduced 2005
Origin country Japan
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0 - 100 kph7.8 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph7.3 s
0 - 100 mph19.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile11.0 s @ 77.0 mph
1/4 mile15.8 s
Top speed215 kph (134 mph)
Mazda MX-5 2.0 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type R4
Displacement 2.0 l (122 ci)
Power 160 ps (158 bhp / 118 kw)
Torque 188 Nm (139 lb-ft)
Power / liter 80 ps (79 hp)
Power / weight 140 ps (138 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 163 Nm (121 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 6 speed
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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DoubtingRich  7y ago

A US car website managed about 6.5s 0-60. The European figures are 0-62 (100kph; about .2 difference or so for this car) and the official for the soft top is 7.6s, 7.9 is for the folding hard top which is 80kg heavier.

Seems like they are underselling the car, and it will beat this figure but if you look at an MX-5 purely on the acceleration it is not the right car for you. It is such fun to drive, far more than a supercar that you cannot drive near its limits without a driving ban.


An aftermarket turbocharger for this sets you back about £4500 installed, and takes it to around 250-300 bhp (your choice: power or longevity). The set-up was allegedly designed to allow for boost, both in the engine strength & cooling and in space in the engine bay.

That will sort out a few rivals.

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Jackp  8y ago

Dirtdickler is completely wrong. The 0-60 of the 167hp is what is quoted here and is officially around 7.6 seconds. The 139hp version takes around 9 seconds. There is no model that does it in 6.3 seconds, only in dirtdicklers dreams.

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Mental  8y ago

I hope the next MX5 made in cooperation with Alfa Romeo would be a more aggressive performance-oriented sportscar. Transfer a 4C's Turbo-4 engine into one of these, and it would be excellent.

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Piorun  8y ago

Yea, this car is little too pussy. There is a lot of them on the marked, like being convirtable roadster si everything you need.
But its not edgy machine, its just a entry level roadster.

And i dont bring any attention, to any cars, just write some my opinions, with no other intention in it.

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Shaggy  8y ago

@ BR2+: I think Piorun is trying to call attention to cars that don't normally get much attention on this site, I commend him for that.

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Shaggy  8y ago

I still think it's too girly. I would ride in this car, in the passenger seat with an attractive young woman, preferably around my age driving ;), but I wouldn't drive it.

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BR2+  8y ago

...What are you on a random car binge?..

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Piorun  8y ago

Very fun and reliable car, The fact that its convirtable make the most sense here, beceause open roof in faster car, did not give more enjoyment usually, You enjojy open roof to abou 120-140 km/h

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JMS  9y ago

The 0-10mph time seems to be a bit off, see here also, a 0-200kph time could also be deduced from this

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Dirtdickler  9y ago

In the United States this car NC MX-5) has 167hp/ 140lb-ft and runs 0-60 in 6.3 seconds & 1/4 mile in 14.8

Other than the - 9hp )167hp vs. 158hp) I wonder why this euro version MX-5 is so much slower??

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Wads  14y ago

Miike I've entered the average which seems to be around 7.5sec

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Takashi Miike  14y ago

Or 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds from
Mazda Mx-5 official brochure

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Takashi Miike  15y ago

0-100 km/h in 7.12 seconds
Page 151 AUTO magazine

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Naota  15y ago

1/4 Mile: 14.9 sec.

Road & Track December 2006 issue