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Mazda MX-5

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Mazda MX-5

convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in, 66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 129.0 N·m / 95.1 lb·ft / 95.1 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from1997
ModelMX-5Issued until
SerieMX-5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3790 l / 133.84 cu ft / 133.84 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3960 mm / 155.9 in / 155.9 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1240 mm / 48.8 in / 48.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2270 mm / 89.4 in / 89.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.71 m2 / 7.6 sq ft / 7.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore78.1 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.6 mm / 3.29 in / 3.29 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1598 cm3 / 97.5 cu in / 97.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity400.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.440 cu in/cylinder / 24.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power66.0 kW / 88.5 hp / 88.5 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque129.0 N·m / 95.1 lb·ft / 95.1 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.4 kW / 35.4 hp / 35.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.3 kW/l / 0.908 bhp/cu in / 0.908 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque80.7 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio93.3 kW/ton / 70.7 bhp/ton / 70.7 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda MX-5

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