litre 4 cylinder (1.6L 4 cyl opt)
speed manual RWD (4 auto)
bhp (125 bhp 1.6 litre)
kgs / 2360 lbs
second generation Mazda MX-5 (Miata in the US) was the first,
and so far only, generation to see a Coupe version offered,
even if it was a limited edition, Japan only model.
The MX-5 Coupe version of Mazda's popular roadster featured
new sheetmetal from the doors back, and unlike most hardtop
versions of convertible models the MX-5 Coupe is actually slightly
heavier than the roadster.
The Mazda MX-5 Coupe was offered in three different trim levels,
the highest spec was the Type-A which was identifiable by a
deeper front and rear bumper, extended wheel arches, a rear
spoiler, horizontal aluminium grille inserts and inset front
fog lights. Power for the MX-5 Coupe Type A came from a 1.8
litre, inline four cylinder engine which produced 158 horsepower.
Sending the power to the rear wheels was a 6 speed manual transmission.
Only 200 MX-5 Coupe Type A's were produced.
The next level of trim was the Type E. The Mazda MX-5 Coupe
Type E was orientated more around comfort than all out performance.
Inside are electric windows and a luxurious leather trim. Under
the bonnet was the same 1.8 litre engine as the Type A, however
due to the use of a 4-speed automatic transmission power was
limited to 154 bhp. Outside, the styling of the Type E is more
bland and uses a silver mesh front grille, more rounded bumpers
and the rear spoiler is blended into the trunk lid. Only 150
Type E models were produced.
The most basic spec MX-5 Coupe model is the Type S. Other than
the fixed roof the styling of the Type S is almost identical
to the regular soft-top MX-5. Engine options for the MX-5 Coupe
Type S included a 125 horsepower 1.6 litre and the 158 horsepower
1.8 litre unit. Production of the Type S was not limited although
it was never officially sold outside Japan.
Similar and related vehicles:
Mazda MX-5 Sport