During the Paris Auto Show festivities, Mazda confirmed to be equipping the new 2016 Miata MX-5 with a SKYACTIV 2.0L four-banger lifted straight from the Mazda3.
That mill produces 155hp and 150 lb-ft of torque to make other markets drool in envy. Elsewhere in the world, the new Miata receives a 1.5L SKYACTIV four-banger with 99hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. The outgoing Miata currently produces 170hp and 140 lb-ft.
It’s obviously not as much, but the new Miata’s curb weight of around 2,200lbs should offset that power deficit. To put it into another perspective, the outgoing Miata’s power to weight ratio is 68 bhp per US ton for the folding hardtop version, while the new Miata has a better 70 bhp per ton.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Mazda via AutoBlog