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1990-1997 MAZDA MX-5 Mk 1 specifications


The perfect roadster for those who want the traditional British sports car experience without the associated worries of rust and unreliability. With a twin-cam engine that’s more powerful than the Elan it apes, the MX-5 offers sufficient performance, though not enough to trouble the fine handling and grip. The MX-5 has proved totally dependable over high mileages and the only rust you are likely to find is where the sills join the rear wings. The lighter early 1.6s are favoured, but avoid the budget-spec post-1994 1.6 engines as they are down on power.

Production

  • Production:
    421,107
  • Price at launch:
    £14,249
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £850

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.6secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    114.0bhp
  • Torque:
    100.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, transverse arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3948mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2265mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1224mm
  • Weight:
    970kgs

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