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Next-Gen Mazda MX-5 Miata Could Get Turbo Power

July 13th, 2011

The next-generation Mazda MX-5 is expected to be losing plenty of weight to make it sporty and efficient. According to AutoCar, the next MX-5 will also gain a turbocharger to ensure plenty of power.

Mazda is reportedly aiming to cut the MX-5’s weight down to about 1,764 pounds. To do this, without sacrificing safety, the MX-5 will receive a smaller engine, lighter transmission, and even a heavily revised suspension system that reduces weight.

The engine will be approximately 1.5 liters and feature direct injection and a turbo. Overall dimensions will shrink as well.

Many features found in the current model are expected to be swapped out for lighter components. From the audio system to the folding roof, Mazda engineers will be looking to cut weight anywhere they can.


 

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