Mazda RX-5 1976 Design Interior Exterior

The second era CD Cosmo showed up in 1975 and kept going until 1981. It was known as the Cosmo AP (Anti-Pollution) in Japan, and sold universally as the Mazda RX-5, however in some fare showcases its cylinder fueled partner was known as the Mazda 121 a name later connected to Mazda’s subcompact model.

Mazda America utilized the Mazda Cosmo name and offered it from 1976 through 1978, after which the Cosmo was supplanted by the Mazda RX-7 as their turning controlled games roadster. The CD Cosmo/RX-5 arrangement was situated as an individual extravagance auto, offered as a notchback roadster, called the Landau, which incorporated a “musical show window” and cushioned vinyl rooftop covering, that gave off an impression of being affected by the 1970s period Lincoln Continental. It was likewise accessible as a fastback, yet neither one of the bodys style discovered numerous global purchasers. It was however a huge achievement in Japan where more than 55,000 were sold in the primary year alone. This new body style contended with the Toyota Crown, Nissan Cedric, Nissan Gloria, and the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda roadsters recently acquainted with Japan.

Because of its poor deals as a fare the Series II rendition, worked from 1979, was not sent out and remained a Japanese residential deal as it were. RX-4 sent out to Europe saw almost no opposition in the revolving motor prepared business sector, with the presentation of the brief Citroën GS Birotor, and also any remaining NSU RO80 vehicles.

The Cosmo was Mazda’s biggest turning fueled roadster, in light of the LA arrangement Mazda Luce floor dish and mechanics, yet marginally heavier because of body outline and more extravagant arrangements, including a five-join back suspension and back plate brakes. It was accessible with the 12A and 13B motors. This arrangement Cosmo was joined by the brief Mazda Roadpacer, an expansive, substantial car controlled just by a turning motor.

body type 2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
number of doors 2
mm inches
wheelbase 2510 98.8
track/tread (front) 1380 54.3
track/tread (rear) 1370 53.9
length 4475 176.2
width 1685 66.3
height 1325 52.2
ground clearance 155 6.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
kerb weight 1175 kg 2590 lb
fuel tank capacity 65 litres 14.3 UK Gal 17.2 US Gal
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
engine manufacturer Mazda
cylinders RC 2
capacity 2.3 litre
2292 cc
(139.866 cu in)
maximum power output
(sae gross)
125 PS (123 bhp) (92 kW)
at 6500 rpm
specific output
(sae gross)
53.7 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(sae gross)
161.9 Nm (119 ft·lb) (16.5 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
specific torque
(sae gross)
70.64 Nm/litre
0.85 ft·lb/cu3
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.4:1
fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 887.7 kPa (128.7 psi)
crankshaft bearings 2
engine coolant Water
unitary capacity 1146 cc
aspiration Normal
compressor N/A
intercooler None
power-to-weight ratio 106.14 PS/g
78.06 kW/g
104.68 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
weight-to-power ratio 12.81 kg/kW
21.4 lb/bhp
engine position front
engine layout longitudinal
drive wheels rear wheel drive
torque split N/A
wheel size front 5½J x 14
wheel size rear 5½J x 14
tyres front 185/70 SR 14
tyres rear 185/70 SR 14
brakes f/r Di/Dr-S
gearbox 4 speed manual
top gear ratio 1
final drive ratio 3.90

Mazda RX-5 1976 Design Interior Exterior

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