A Mazda representative has announced the company is taking into consideration building a turbocharged or MPS version of the new MX-5.

A Mazda representative has announced the company is taking into consideration building a turbocharged or MPS version of the new MX-5.

Mazda took their sweet time to release partial performance specifications of the highly desirable 2016 MX-5 but now we know the SKYACTIV-G 1.5-liter gasoline engine produces 129 bhp (131 PS / 96 kW) and 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque. They still haven't said a word about the bigger SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine but the latest gossip refers to a 155 bhp (157 PS / 115 kW) and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft) output.

If this isn't enough, you might want to know that Mazda's head of global public relations, Kudo Hidetoshi, told Motoring they are analyzing the prospects of introducing a turbocharged or MPS version of the new Miata. He went on to specify the fourth generation (ND) will probably have a ten-year lifespan which should give them enough time to come out will many derivatives.

The hotter MX-5 could adopt a larger SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine but Hidetoshi said they are prioritizing the use of a turbocharged motor to maintain the lightweight construction with a 50:50 distribution.

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