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Mazda MX-5 1.8

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Mazda MX-5 1.8

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 1840 cm3 / 112.3 cu in / 112.3 cu in, 103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph top speed, consumption 8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from1999
ModelMX-5 1.8Issued until
SerieMX-5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)144 l / 5.09 cu ft / 5.09 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3680 l / 129.96 cu ft / 129.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)1712 l / 60.46 cu ft / 60.46 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length3980 mm / 156.7 in / 156.7 inTotal (curb) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity880 kg / 1940 lb / 1940 lb
Wheelbase2270 mm / 89.4 in / 89.4 inGross (max.) weight1905 kg / 4200 lb / 4200 lb
Track frontTowing weight1500 kg / 3307 lb / 3307 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.0 sq ft / 19.0 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1840 cm3 / 112.3 cu in / 112.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity459.90 cm3/cylinder / 28.065 cu in/cylinder / 28.065 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power103.0 kW / 138.1 hp / 138.1 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque162.0 N·m / 119.5 lb·ft / 119.5 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.3 hp / 55.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.0 kW/l / 1.230 bhp/cu in / 1.230 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.0 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 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) speed205 km/h / 127 mph / 127 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio136.6 kW/ton / 103.5 bhp/ton / 103.5 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)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions199 g/km / 320 g/mi / 320 g/mi (est.)
  Range588 km / 366 mi / 366 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsOptional traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front195/65-R15Tyres rear215/45-R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda MX-5 1.8

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