The 2016MY Mazda MX-5 Miata in U.S. specification will have a curb weight of 2,332 lbs (1,057 kg).

The 2016MY Mazda MX-5 Miata in U.S. specification will have a curb weight of 2,332 lbs (1,057 kg).

Boasting a perfect 50:50 weight distribution, the new MX-5 is not only 105mm shorter, 20mm lower and 10mm wider than its predecessor, but it's also lighter as Mazda’s engineers were able to reduce weight to 2,332 lbs (1,057 kg). This figure is applicable for the manual transmission US-spec model which has a 2.0-liter engine whereas the Euro model will use a smaller 1.5-liter motor that should grant an estimated weight of 2,200 lbs (998 kg).

Mazda says the US-spec MX-5 equipped with the optional automatic transmission will add 49 lbs (22 kg) which means it will tip the scales at 2,381 lbs (1,080 kg). Adding the same amount of weight to the Euro-spec model in automatic guise translates into a curb weight of 2,249 lbs (1,020 kg).

For the sake of comparison, the 2015 MX-5 US-spec weighs 2,480 lbs (1,124 kg) with the manual and 2,542 lbs (1,153 kg) with the automatic.

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