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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

The most sold roadster in the world, Mazda MX5/Miata, received a facelift for its third generation in 2008.

It was the last stint before it was changed in 2015.

Named MX5 in most of the world and Miata on the North American market, the little roadster from Mazda gained popularity due to its light construction, low running cost, and reliability. It was a true daily driver, but with a sporty look and an open top.

The third generation had the NC code name. It was introduced in 2005 and it was the first Miata that featured a retractable hardtop, designed by Webasto in Germany. The front fascia was slightly improved over the non-facelifted version, featuring a new bumper and lower apron. The grille was modified with the five-point grille design, between the redesigned headlights. New triangular fog-lights were installed.

Inside, the NC featured the same interior, which was considerably bigger than on the second generation, the NB. The retractable hard-top, which was introduced in 2006, was kept. It added only 37 kg (81.5 lbs) to the total weight of the car and it was stored behind the seats. The transverse piano black trim from the dashboard was changed to silver.

The car was fitted with a new development of the MZR 2.0-liter engine, which now produced 160 hp. It was mated to a new, 6-speed, manual gearbox, and a 6-speed automatic was on the options list. The 2.0-liter version was fitted with a standard limited-slip differential.

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MAZDA MX-5 / Miata 2008 - 2015
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.8L 5MT (125 HP)
  • 2.0L 5MT (160 HP)
  • 2.0L 6AT (160 HP)
  • 2.0L 6MT (160 HP)

MAZDA MX-5 / Miata 1.8L 5MT (125 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L 5MT (125 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1798 cm3
Power
93 KW @ 6500 RPM
126 HP @ 6500 RPM
125 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
123 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
167 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
49 in (1245 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2546 lbs (1155 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2987 lbs (1355 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.8 mpg US (9.9 L/100Km)
Highway
40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
Combined
32.2 mpg US (7.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
174 g/km

MAZDA MX-5 / Miata 2.0L 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1999 cm3
Power
119 KW @ 6700 RPM
162 HP @ 6700 RPM
160 BHP @ 6700 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
188 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
49 in (1245 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2480 lbs (1125 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2987 lbs (1355 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
Combined
30.5 mpg US (7.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
183 g/km

MAZDA MX-5 / Miata 2.0L 6AT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 6AT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1999 cm3
Power
119 KW @ 6700 RPM
162 HP @ 6700 RPM
160 BHP @ 6700 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
188 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
49 in (1245 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2511 lbs (1139 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2987 lbs (1355 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)

MAZDA MX-5 / Miata 2.0L 6MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 6MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1999 cm3
Power
119 KW @ 6700 RPM
162 HP @ 6700 RPM
160 BHP @ 6700 RPM
Torque
139 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
188 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
12.7 gallons (48.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
132 mph (212 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/50 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
157.3 in (3995 mm)
Width
67.7 in (1720 mm)
Height
49 in (1245 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.7/58.9 in (1,491/1,496 mm)
Wheelbase
91.7 in (2329 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.37
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2511 lbs (1139 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
2987 lbs (1355 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
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