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Mazda MX-5 Miata

(1989 model)

Brief specs of 1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 86.5 kW / 116.0 hp / 116.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 136.0 N·m / 100.3 lb·ft / 100.3 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from1989
ModelMX-5 MiataIssued until
SerieMX-5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)144 l / 5.09 cu ft / 5.09 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2270 l / 80.16 cu ft / 80.16 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3947 mm / 155.4 in / 155.4 inTotal (curb) weight970 kg / 2138 lb / 2138 lb
Width1674 mm / 65.9 in / 65.9 inDry weight
Height1224 mm / 48.2 in / 48.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2266 mm / 89.2 in / 89.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1427 mm / 56.2 in / 56.2 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.74 m2 / 18.7 sq ft / 18.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerMazdaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.6 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyBo L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity399.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder / 24.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power86.5 kW / 116.0 hp / 116.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque136.0 N·m / 100.3 lb·ft / 100.3 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.8 kW / 54.7 hp / 54.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.1 kW/l / 1.190 bhp/cu in / 1.190 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque85.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed188 km/h / 117 mph / 117 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sPower-to-weight ratio119.6 kW/ton / 90.6 bhp/ton / 90.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda MX-5 Miata

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