Mazda MX5 1997-2005


May 28, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Mazda MX5 1.8 (1999)
Country
Japan
Top Speed (mph)
127
0-60 mph
8
1/4 mile
16.7
BHP
144 @7000rpm
Torque lbft
124 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
136
MPG UK/US
32/27
Engine capacity CC/CU
1840/112
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
155.3
Width (in)
66
Height (in)
48.4
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2322
Additional Info: The Mk2 MX5 ran from 1998-2005 and had the model code NB. There were 1.6i’s with between 90-115bhp and 1.8i’s with between 130-146bhp. In 2001 the 1.8 got a VVT engine, increasing power to over 150bhp and there was also a slight facelift this year. There was also 100 MX5 SP’s for the Australian market in 2002 that produced 211bhp. In 2004 a Mazdaspeed Turbo in Japan rated at 178bhp was also produced and could get to 60 in around 7 seconds.

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