Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

The MZR 2.0-litre engine is now available with a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time in Europe. It includes a direct Activematic (DAM) function that allows manual gear shifts using paddles on the steering wheel without changing into manual-shift mode beforehand.

This gives a sporty driving feel and is especially practical on a downhill slope, when cornering or when passing a vehicle. When the transmission's control system determines that the lower gear is no longer needed, it reverts to normal operation. The Activematic® also features an Active Adaptive Shift (AAS) function that monitors the road's gradient and curviness, gas and brake pedal inputs, rate of vehicle acceleration and how the roadster is being steered, to select optimal shifts. This delivers linear, dynamic performance in line with driver intentions and results in fun and sporty driving with all the comfort and convenience an automatic affords. When combined with the six-speed automatic transmission, the MZR 2.0-litre engine delivers 118 kW/160 PS at 6,700 rpm and 188 Nm at 5,000 rpm; its rev-limit is at 7,000 rpm. This powertrain uses 7.9 litres of fuel and produces 188 g/km of CO2.

MZR 1.8-litre Petrol

The popular MZR 1.8-litre petrol with five-speed manual transmission is carried over. It produces 93 kW/126 PS of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 167 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The final gear ratio was changed from 4.100 to 3.909 in order to improve fuel efficiency. The MZR 1.8-litre uses 7.0 litres of fuel per 100 km (4 percent less than before) and produces 167 g/km of CO2.

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