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Mazda MX-5 2.0 (Mk III) specs

Price in Europe €24,590 - €28,090
Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1150-1153 kg (2535-2542 lbs)
Introduced 2005
Origin country Japan
Gas mileage 14.1-9.6 l/100 km (17-25 mpg US / 20-29 mpg UK)
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0 - 60 kph3.7 s
0 - 80 kph5.5 s
0 - 100 kph7.7 s
0 - 120 kph10.8 s
0 - 140 kph14.5 s
0 - 160 kph20.3 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)
18m slalom64.5 kph (40.1 mph)
Est. emissions240 g/km
100 kph - 037 m (122 ft)
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 139 ps (137 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 163 Nm (120 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 14 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 30 ps
Transmission 6 speed
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Rolling acceleration

80 - 120 kph (4)8.2 s
80 - 120 kph (5)9.5 s
80 - 120 kph (6)13.1 s
80 - 160 kph (4)18.9 s
80 - 160 kph (5)21.5 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph6.9 s
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DoubtingRich  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  10y 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  10y 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+  10y ago

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

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Piorun  10y 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  10y 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  11y 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  16y ago

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

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Takashi Miike  16y ago

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

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Takashi Miike  16y ago

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

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Naota  16y ago

1/4 Mile: 14.9 sec.

Road & Track December 2006 issue