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MAZDA

MX-5 Convertible

2.0 [184] 100th Anniversary Edition 2dr

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MAZDA

MX-5 Convertible

2.0 [184] 100th Anniversary Edition 2dr

Business Price

Initial Rental: £3,053.52

Arrangement Fee: £229.16 ex VAT

£339.28

per month (ex VAT)

Personal Price

Initial Rental: £3,664.22

Arrangement Fee: £275.00 inc VAT

£407.14

per month (inc VAT)

Contract Type

Personal
Business

Initial Payment (Months)

1
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12

Contract Length (Months)

24
36
48

Annual Mileage

Maintenance

Excess mileage and damage charges may apply

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MAZDA MX-5 100th Anniversary Edition
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PAINTWORK

No cost

TRIM

No cost
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 7" colour touch screen with Mazda connect infotainment
  • Aha and stitcher app
  • Analogue speedometer
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Cruise control with manual speed adjustment and adjustable speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • Electronic odometer
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Hands free phone preparation
  • Integrated bluetooth with audio transfer from Bluetooth devices
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Multi dot display tachometer and electric odometer
  • Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Remote boot release
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer
  • Water temperature gauge
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • I-ELOOP
  • i-stop
  • Limited slip differential
  • Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB/aux input socket
  • Integrated Mazda navigation system with 3 years free European map updates
  • Premium Bose sound system with 9 speakers with 2 in each front headrest, AM/FM/DAB radio and single CD/MP3
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/bluetooth controls
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 100 Years 1920-2020 exterior badging
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automated High beam assist
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Black scuff plates with stainless steel insert
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured electric/heated door mirrors
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Dusk sensitive headlamps
  • Electric Front windows with one touch up/down facility
  • Exterior body colour co ordinated upper door panel trim with black vinyl and silver stitching
  • High mounted rear brake light with Black coloured cover
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Manually operated cherry premium cloth soft top with heated rear glass window
  • Pearlescent paint
  • Piano Black fashion bars
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear combination lamp
  • Rear fog lights
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 100 Years logo embossed on the headrests
  • 12V socket
  • Black plastic wind blocker
  • Burgundy interior carpeting
  • Burgundy luxury floor mats with 100 Years badging
  • Centre console coin box
  • Chrome Air conditioning dials
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Driver and front passenger seat manual slide, recline and tilt adjustment
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with covered vanity mirror and driver ticket holder
  • Front head restraints
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Heated front seats, in 3 heat levels
  • Interior courtesy light
  • Interior storage located behind seats
  • ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat compliance
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather handbrake lever
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Lockable rear centre box with lid
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Perforated nappa leather upholstery
  • Sports seats
  • Strut brace
  • Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
  • Two cupholders
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners
  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • Collision avoidance braking
  • Deployable Hood System (DHS)
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Driver and passenger seatbelt reminder audible warning
  • DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill hold assist
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Smart City Brake Support - SCBS
  • Tyre pressure monitor
SECURITY
  • Remote central locking with deadlocking and 100 Years branded Smart keyless entry key fob
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser
TRIM
  • Black vinyl with silver stitching dashboard panel
  • Chrome meter rings
  • Chrome with white insert circular air vent surrounds
WHEELS
  • 17" Bright alloy wheels
  • Tyre puncture repair kit
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:155

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High:160

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High:135

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low:208

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium:145

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1998

  • Compression Ratio:13.0:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):83.5

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):91.2

  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH

  • Fuel Delivery:MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION

  • Gears:6 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:MANUAL

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:6.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:7

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:5.9

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:9.2

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:6.4

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:40.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High:40.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High:47.9

  • WLTP - MPG - Low:30.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium:44.1

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:2.0

  • Badge Power:184

  • Based On ID:92064

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:100th Anniversary Ed

  • Generation Mark:4

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:33A

  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:12

  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:3

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:84

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:80

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:4

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:93

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:64

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:12500

  • Special Edition:Yes

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:60000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • Engine Power - BHP:184

  • Engine Power - KW:135

  • Engine Power - RPM:7000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:151

  • Engine Torque - MKG:20.9

  • Engine Torque - NM:205

  • Engine Torque - RPM:4000

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:205/45 R17

  • Tyre Size Rear:205/45 R17

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Type:17" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1230

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:3915

  • Wheelbase:2310

  • Width:1735

  • Width (including mirrors):Not Available

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):45

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):130

  • Max. Roof Load:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available

  • No. of Seats:2

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:10.4

By Line

Mazda has boosted the appeal of its fourth-generation MX-5 roadster. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

It's hard not to like the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 roadster, especially now that it's faster, safer and more efficient. As before, there are 1.5 and 2.0-litre petrol engine options and anything this car lacks in outright power, it more than makes up in agility and tactility.

Background

Is there another car sold today that rivals the Mazda MX-5's legacy? The Porsche 911 is an icon and the Toyota GR86 might well become one. The Volkswagen Golf is a name most can identify with, but the MX-5 is special. It has rewritten the record books again and again for sports car sales and its recipe of light weight, driver focus and simple front engine/rear drive layout just has an inherent rightness about it that hasn't dated. But, as is the case with most cars, successive generations get bigger and heavier. The MX-5 hasn't been immune to this issue, customers demanding improved safety, more equipment and better quality as each successive generation has been developed. With this MK4 model though, originally launched back in 2015, Mazda drew a line in the sand and went back to the light, tactile approach that made the MX-5 so great in the first place. In recent years, the company's added a touch of extra power and technology to the equation.

Driving Experience

As before, this fourth generation MX-5 is offered with either a 1.5-litre unit or a 2.0-litre engine but both these normally aspirated petrol powerplants have been significantly worked upon. The 1.5 still puts out 132PS, but the 2.0-litre powerplant's original 160PS output has in recent times been raised to 184PS at a heady 7,000rpm (up from 6,800rpm). You always did have to rev MX-5 engines hard to get the best from them.. Torque has risen slightly with the 2.0-litre, from 200 to 205Nm. Mazda says that this 'SKYACTIV-G' 2.0 unit is now higher-revving and acoustically-tuned. The rest to 62mph sprint time is now 0.8s faster at 6.5s. This improved fourth generation design continues to conform to five key criteria that Mazda claim define the MX-5 - rear drive with a front-mid engine layout, 50/50 weight distribution and an eagerness to change direction, plus a low kerb weight and an affordable price. All soft top models get six-speed manual gearboxes but the 2.0-litre version of the RF folding hard-top variant can be ordered with an optional paddleshift auto. The MX-5 isn't about straight line pace, it's about agility and tactility. Because the engines are so small, they can be tucked down and back in the car. Mazda reckons the bonnet and overhang used here are the lowest and shortest of any production model. Weight has been pared back by using aluminium for the bonnet, boot and front wings, while the soft top hood is also very light, improving the centre of gravity. Much of the front suspension is aluminium, as is the gearbox casing, the differential casing and the bracing that runs down the car's backbone. The virtuous circle of weight saving means that the smaller wheels only need four bolts as opposed to five. Lower rotational masses mean that the brake assemblies can also be made smaller, simpler and lighter.

Design and Build

As before, there are two bodystyles on offer, the classic soft-topped roadster and the folding metal-roof RF variant. The shape of the MX-5 hasn't changed radically from generation to generation. This one's no exception, but there's a bit more aggression about the detailing, the car looking like a shrunken Jaguar F-Type roadster from the rear three-quarter. Some have thought there's something a bit fishy-looking about the front end but it'll probably grow on you. See one in the metal and you'll be amazed at just how tiny it is. It's fully 105mm shorter in overall length than the previous generation version, despite the wheelbase only being 15mm less. It also stands 20mm lower and 10mm wider. Lower and wider is always good for a roadster's stance. In another clever touch, the seat cushions are supported on netting instead of the usual metal springs, allowing Mazda to reduce weight and seat the driver's hip point closer to the road. A lower driver then means the windscreen header rail can shift backwards, in this case by 70mm, which in turn means the hood is shorter and lighter, and also easier to package when folded. See what we mean about that virtuous circle?

Market and Model

The MX-5 may be quite a bit more expensive than you remember. Prices for the soft-top version with the base 1.5-litre 132PS engine theoretically start at around £24,000 - that's for a base 'SE-L' model - or around £26,000 if you want plusher 'Sport' trim. There's a premium of £1,900 if you want the folding hard-top RF body style. If you'd like the perkier 2.0-litre 184PS powerplant, you'd get two dedicated trim grades - 'Sport Tech', priced in soft top form from around £29,000; and top 'GT Sport Tech', priced in soft top form from around £30,000. Again, there's a £1,900 premium to add on if you want the RF body shape. With the 2.0-litre engine, you'll also be offered the option of paddleshift auto transmission for £1,600 more, though only if you choose an RF model. Even base models come with alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L versions add LED daytime running lights, climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth and cruise control, plus Mazda's MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander. SE-L models with the 2.0-litre engine get gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, as well as benefiting from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential. Navigation is optional. Step up to Sport trim and both the 1.5 and 2.0-litre cars feature rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, Premium Bose Surround-Sound and heated leather seats. With the 1.5-litre engine, 'Sport' trim MX-5's come with 16-inch gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors. 'Sport Tech' models with the 2.0-litre engine get sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar, and can be identified by their 17-inch alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors.

Cost of Ownership

Stick with light weight and modest power outputs and this dictates a raft of affordable costs. The MX-5 has long been the exemplar of the affordable sports car and WLTP-rated economy and emissions are agreeably low, the 1.5-litre engine pegged at 142g/km, with 44.8mpg possible on the combined cycle. The 2.0-litre engine is rated at 155g/km and 40.9mpg - or 171g/km and 37.2mpg in auto form. Owners can keep up to date with their car's maintenance schedule via the instrument binnacle trip computer screen and the 'Applications' section of the 'MZD-Connect' centre-dash monitor. To help you keep track of what work has been carried out, you can access a 'Digital Service Record' online and use a useful 'My Mazda App' to receive reminders about servicing, book your car in at your local dealership and access a digitally-stored record of your model's service history. Residual values ought to hold up well, with the MX-5 a favourite amongst used car buyers due to its relative simplicity, strong reliability and low cost to insure.

Summary

Weight is the enemy. Excess weight in a car dulls its responses, makes it harder to turn, stop and accelerate, ensures that it drinks more fuel and puts greater stresses on virtually every moving part, parts which then have to be beefed up and made heavier to cope. The Mazda MX-5 reverses that cycle, stripping weight off which in turn allows it to pare more weight back with other simple lightweight componentry. It's a brilliant piece of engineering. It also goes to show that you can probably have more fun with 1.5 litres worth of MX-5 than you can with some supercars. No, that's not hyperbole. Try it and you'll see. If you measure your cars in terms of smiles per mile, the MX-5 has to be right near the top of your shortlist.

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