Jump to content


SEARCH

2

New details on 2014 Mazda MX-5 and Alfa Romeo Spider

By SYF77 on 08 May 2013

Attached Image

Fresh details have emerged on the 2014 Mazda MX-5 and its sister car, the Alfa Romeo Spider. Although an agreement has been reached for Mazda to build the Alfa Romeo roadster on the next MX-5 platform, both cars will be offered with its own set of engines.

Mazda plans to fit the upcoming MX-5 with a new naturally aspirated 1.6-litre SkyACTIV engine with an output of approximately 130bhp. Mazda is insistent that the new MX-5 will not go the force-fed route although there were turbocharged versions of previous generation MX-5.

Attached Image

For the Spider, it will probably use Alfa's turbocharged 1.4-litre 'TB' engine rated at around 120bhp. The more powerful 1750 TBi may also be offered with output of up to 296bhp.

Both cars will probably come fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard but a six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters could also be offered.

Mazda intends to keep the size of the new MX-5 the same as the original version. New material and design will aid in the weight reduction while meeting the current crash regulations. The Hiroshima-based automaker hopes to achieve a curb weight of just 800kg.

new model, engine, other news and 9 more...

Viewed: 1,851 times

Related Blog Posts
SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



  • 1
ER-3682 May 08 2013 07:04 PM
Most important is,it MUST be Rear wheel drive.
Hamburger May 08 2013 10:27 PM
The Spider lost it..... shakehead.gif
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Volkswagen has revealed that its ‘R’ brand performance models will soon become more wild and less...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
An American publication has found some documents pointing out that the Mazda MX-5 could get a dec...
Photo
Haas sets the stage to be the first to install the Halo system on board the VF-18. Haas roster fe...
Photo
The latest generation Ford Focus has been snapped without a hint of camouflage while it was in a...
Photo
Did you know that in 1958, the American automobile maker GM built a prototype car that would allo...
Photo
Porsche has created a video explaining why some of its cars are producing brake squeal when drivi...
   Lifestyle Articles