CarAdvice down yonder reports Mazda may possibly be interested in producing an all-wheel drive version of the MX-5. Yes, that would make it a compact, lightweight (comparatively, it’ll certainly nonetheless be slightly heaveir than the standard MX-5), all-wheel drive roadster.
That sounds fairly undesirable ass, like a what a convertible Subaru BR-Z with all-wheel drive would be like.
According to the Australian outlet, who spoke withMazda’s Tetsushi Marutani, the idea is a possibility that came across the table.
Although it is an concept, Marutani apparently and particularly stated, several things have to be taken into consideration, such as how that will have an effect on the Mazda’s handling and overall performance, which are extremely coveted traits for the existing MX-5.
Mazda wouldn’t want to really compromise on any of those variables, nonetheless, Marutani implied, if it can be carried out, it is achievable.
An all-wheel drive drivetrain in the MX-5 would incorporate some further ride height to accentuate the all-wheel drive traction of stated theoretical MX-five. It’ll also be necessary to accomodate the further equipment, such as a transfer case, and front-finish axle with a differential. So that implies much more weight as effectively. But hey, Mazda had the last-generation MX-five offered with an optional folding power hardtop.
And by any stretch or means, the current Miata is a crap times lighter than the final model.
The final and final, but main consideration: simply because of the additional weight, that signifies far more pressure on the engine, so far more power will be needed, which means significantly less fuel economy.
Do you think an all-wheel drive Mazda MX-five is something Mazda need to do?
– By: Chris Chin