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Mazda MX-5

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Mazda MX-5

5-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from1998
ModelMX-5Issued until
SerieMX-5Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
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) weight1025 kg / 2260 lb / 2260 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 clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
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 displacement1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity400.50 cm3/cylinder / 24.440 cu in/cylinder / 24.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.0 kW / 112.6 hp / 112.6 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque124.0 N·m / 91.5 lb·ft / 91.5 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.6 kW / 45.1 hp / 45.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output56.1 kW/l / 1.232 bhp/cu in / 1.232 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque82.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 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 ratio110.8 kW/ton / 83.9 bhp/ton / 83.9 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda MX-5

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