Next Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.6 Skyactiv, Alfa Spider a 1.4 Turbo
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Unlike the Toyobaru, the MX-5 and the Spider will have different sheetmetal and different engines as well.
Mazda has considered making a diesel MX-5 but is concerned the added weight will ruin the handling. The basic car will almost certain be powered by a 1.6-liter Skyactiv engine with high compression ratios that delivers upwards of 130 hp.
According to autocar.co.uk, the Spider will most likely use a 1.4-liter "TB" turbo engine and maybe throw in the 1750 TBi for good measure.
Both cars will be engineered to be as light and as compact as possible, so don't expect powerful road-eating monsters.
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