50-50 Weight Ratio – Mazda MX-5 Miata

October 5th, 2016 by

Driving Matters

Because Driving Matters to Mazda, even the most obsessive focus on engineering excellence is never enough.

50-50That’s why, after 26 years, our engineers remain passionate about things like the MX-5 Miata’s near perfect  50-50 ratio front-to-rear weight distribution. The quality-obsessed team that imagined and built the latest 2016 MX-5 Miata held fast to one simple philosophy. They preserve and innovate the front-midship engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Sustaining the deep rooted belief that the MX-5 is not perfectly balanced until you, the driver, are literally sitting in the driver’s seat.

Mazda knows that the best engineering obeys the laws of physics. Mazda engineers continue to stay true to this principle. They succeed by reducing weight in their vehicles. By doing this, Mazda created a nearly perfect 50-50 balance in the new MX-5 Miata. By using a remarkably sensitive balance, Mazda could put their car to the test. They wanted to learn if all of their hard work had paid off. Unbelievably, the 2,332 pound MX-5 Miata, remained perfectly balanced on the balance beam. This is with the driver planted firmly in the driver’s seat.

miata updated pictureBest Selling Roadster

The MX-5 Miata has been the best-selling roadster for years. Throughout the years, the weight of the vehicle has contributed to it’s thrilling driving experience. We’d have to agree! Other multi-generational vehicles in production have become bigger and stagnant. Mazda’s fourth generation MX-5 has remained slim and agile. Mazda included all the safety features and modern conveniences over the evolution of the model. The MX-5 Miata constantly reminds us that multi-generational vehicles do not have to become stuffy and static.

The new MX-5 Miata features an aluminum hood and trunk. The front and rear bumpers and front fenders are also aluminum. These help to keep the MX-5 Miata energetic and lighter. This is compared to using other materials. The utilization of SKYACTIV™ technology into this generation of the MX-5 Miata is also a major contributor of increased fuel efficiency. There’s also been a decrease in overall vehicle weight.

Keeping the MX-5 at a 50-50 ratio weight balance allows the driver to have a smoother and more connected experience only adding to the fundamental freedom the driver has behind the wheel of a Mazda.

50-50Why we Love the 50-50 Ratio

Beach Mazda knows how exhilarating driving the MX-5 Miata can be. That’s why we love to sell them! We want everyone to see for themselves. Give Beach Mazda a call today so we can show you how to make driving matter to you! We’ll get you scheduled for your very own VIP test drive experience. We’ll show you all the features of the MX-5 Miata! You’ll leave wondering why you waited so long to buy one. Don’t hesitate any longer! Contact Beach Mazda today!