As you know, Mazda has been suspiciously quiet about the performance figures of the new MX-5 sports car, even though they revealed the car in full a long time ago. But now some leaked document is said to have shed some light on the matter, revealing the number 155.
So 155 horsepower is what you will get from the 2.0 liter Skyactiv four-cylinder in the 2016 Mazda MX-5. That means the car comes with the same exact engine Mazda3 uses, which isn’t a bad thing. The MX-5 is lighter and so it will be able to make better use of that power, and also the 150 lb-ft of torque that comes with it.
These number have not yet been confirmed by Mazda, but they are almost certainly true. Now, some people, especially Toyota GT86 fans, may laugh at the pathetic power of MX-5’s engine, especially as it’s a 2.0 liter. But then the Miata has never been about raw power and its quantity. It is the way the Mazda uses its power that has made it so successful.
In Europe and Asia, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will also be available with a 1.6 liter engine. You are going to have to wait longer to know about the specs of that one.