Miata in Paris: America Rules the Engine Lineup

2.0-liter heading to the US, everyone else gets the 1.5.

Withmany details surrounding the next-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's engine andits output still unknown, we do have some good news to report to awaiting fans,at least those in America: US models will receive the 2.0-liter SkyActiv engineas well a six-speed manual. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, it seemsthat Mazda has a 1.5-liter engine headed your way. With Mazda still iffy on thedetails, we can say that the 2.0-liter currently produces 155 horsepower and150 lb-ft of torque in the Mazda3.

That same 1.5-liter engine makes 99 horsepower and 110 lb-ft whereoffered. Were you hoping for more? Mazda says that "all availabledrivetrains have been specially tuned for the all-new MX-5," hinting thatthere may be some more power available on tap. And with its lower weight ofapproximately 2,200 lb, both engines should offer enough fun per pound to make itworth the wait. Stay tuned for more details.

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