Wednesday, October 15, 1997

New Mazda Roadster MX-5

Defined as a new vehicle to be marketed in the future, the all-new Mazda Roadster will be exhibited. Since its world debut in 1989, the first generation Mazda Roadster has been highly touted as the best two-seat lightweight roadster in the world. The new Roadster inherits virtues of the first generation and balances all the strong points of top-down driving fun with superb sportscar performance and incomparable styling.

Mazda Roadster MX-5

* The dimensions of the new Mazda Roadster are 3,955 mm in overall length, 1,680 mm in overall width, 1,235 mm in overall height and 2,265 mm in wheelbase. Only the overall width is 5 mm wider than its predecessor.
* The basic layout maintains the front-engine rear-drive layout achieving an ideal front and rear weight distribution. The engine is mounted mid-ship behind the axle.
* Carrying on the design motif recognizable as the Roadster at a glance, the new Roadster is designed to offer sportier, aggressive and dynamic styling in a three- dimensional form.
* Either 1.8-liter or 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engines are available. With refinement of the intake and exhaust systems, both engines have improved output and torque, enhanced revving characteristics, and greater acceleration response.
* The 1.8-liter engine model features a newly-developed six-speed manual transmission which optimizes engine speed and acceleration characteristics at high rpms.
* The double wishbone suspension at the front and rear is further enhanced. Through reviewing of the geometry and fine tuning, the driving stability of the new Roadster was refined for more fun driving.
* By incorporating glass window with defoggers, the views through the rear window were greatly improved. By dropping the zipper around the vinyl rear window, its open and close operations were eased, while the overall weight of the soft top was reduced.
* The highly rigid and safe body Mazda Advanced Impact Distribution and Absorption System achieves enhanced collision safety. The well-managed body torsion and vibration as a result of increase in the body rigidity contribute to achieving the superb driving stability of the new Roadster.
* In addition to the driver's and passenger's SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags, the seat belts are equipped with an automatic tension function that regulates tension force against a certain level of impact to the occupants.

Find more news and information at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Generated by Vipzonet Automotive Network