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Mazda MX-5 1.8 MZR

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mazda MX-5 1.8 MZR

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1798 cm3 / 109.7 cu in / 109.7 cu in, 93.0 kW / 124.7 hp / 124.7 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph top speed, consumption 7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from2008
ModelMX-5 1.8 MZRIssued until
SerieMX-5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)150 l / 5.30 cu ft / 5.30 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2662 l / 94.01 cu ft / 94.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)150 l / 5.30 cu ft / 5.30 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4000 mm / 157.5 in / 157.5 inTotal (curb) weight1155 kg / 2546 lb / 2546 lb
Width1730 mm / 68.1 in / 68.1 inDry weight
Height1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inLoad capacity210 kg / 463 lb / 463 lb
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight1365 kg / 3009 lb / 3009 lb
Track frontTowing weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)1.84 m2 / 19.8 sq ft / 19.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.55 m2 / 5.9 sq ft / 5.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)13.7 kW / 18.4 hp / 18.4 hp (est.)

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)Stroke83.1 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1798 cm3 / 109.7 cu in / 109.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity449.62 cm3/cylinder / 27.437 cu in/cylinder / 27.437 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power93.0 kW / 124.7 hp / 124.7 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.2 kW / 49.9 hp / 49.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output51.7 kW/l / 1.137 bhp/cu in / 1.137 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque92.9 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 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) speed196 km/h / 122 mph / 122 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.1 kW/ton / 82.7 bhp/ton / 82.7 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)7.3 l/100km / 38.7 mpg-UK / 32.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions179 g/km / 288 g/mi / 288 g/mi
  Range685 km / 426 mi / 426 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/50-R16Tyres rear205/50-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda MX-5 1.8 MZR

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