2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3-Liter Turbo

2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3-Liter Turbo

Clearly there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the next-generation Mazda MX-5 model, to the point that the rumors are starting to become hard to keep track of.

One consistent rumors, however, is that the next-generation MX-5 Miata will be turbocharged, despite the curveball the Japanese automaker threw recently with its supercharged MX-5 Yusho Concept. Scheduled to go on sale in 2015, the new MX-5 will also offer more personalization options similar to what the Fiat 500 and MINI models offer their consumers.

We’ve already known that the new MX-5 will be much lighter than its predecessor, weighing as little as 2,200 lbs, but it appears that the automaker has decided on a 1.3-liter, turbocharged engine that will produce around 200-hp. If rumors are to be believed, a more track-oriented model could be offered that will be lighter and stripped of many of its amenities.

[Source: What Car?]

  • Liberal_Warrior

    Turbo and 200HP?! Don’t buy that noise.

    A high strung 1.3L turbo at 200 Hp would easily upset the fine balance of the MX-5 chassis. And the demographic of N American buyers are mostly women and older men. The men would appreciate more power, but at the sacrifice of confidence inspiring drive-ability at the 90th percentile?

    But kudos on the ‘Personalization’ and lighter weight. My 93′ 1.6L weighs 2,084 pounds. My 2005 MS weighs in at over 2,500 pds. I prefer driving the 93′.