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News: 2015 Mazda MX-5 roadster order book opens, costs from £18,495

Pre-ordering available this week


Mazda MX-5 on sale

DRIVING PURISTS, it’s time to get your wallets out: the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 is available to pre-order today, priced from £18,495 on-the-road.


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The little roadster’s focus on lightweight rear-wheel-drive fun rather than outright power has proved popular over the years –  it’s the best-selling two-seater sports car of all time with total production surpassing 950,000 units in January.

Potential buyers will be pleased to note that even more bulk has been cut from the all-new model: it’s a full 100kg lighter on its feet than the outgoing model, with 50:50 weight distribution front to rear. The reduction in weight means the new MX-5 weighs 1,050kg – around the same as the original model, which launched in 1989.

Mazda also hasn’t gone crazy with the engines – two versions are available, the largest of which is a 2-litre unit with 158bhp. A smaller 1.5-litre motor produces 129bhp. There’s a choice of nine models across five trim levels, all of which come with alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood. SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport and Sport Nav have increasing levels of spec (see below)

Meanwhile, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the old car, with smaller overhangs and, Mazda says, the lowest centre of gravity yet.

The new MX-5 will make its UK debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed but if you’re champing at the bit, pre-ordering opens today via the Mazda UK website.

 


 

2015 Mazda MX-5 pricing

 Version ‘On the Road’
Retail
CO2
(g/km)
Tax
Band
Monthly BIK*
20% / 40%
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE £18,495 139 E £67 / £134
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L £19,245 139 E £70 / £140
Mazda MX-5 1.5i SE-L Nav £19,845 139 E £72 / £144
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport £21,845 139 E £79 / £159
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport Nav £22,445 139 E £82 / £163
Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L £20,095 161 G £89 / £179
Mazda MX-5 2.0i SE-L Nav £20,695 161 G £92 / £184
Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport £22,695 161 G £101 / £202
Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport Nav £23,295 161 G £104 / £208

 * Benefit in kind (for company car drivers)

 

2015 Mazda MX-5 specifications

Mazda MX-5
1.5 SE
Standard Features:
Mazda MX-5
1.5 SE-L
In Addition to SE:
Mazda MX-5
1.5 Sport
In Addition to 1.5 SE-L:
  • 1.5-litre 131ps engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 16” Alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Electric windows with one-touch down (driver and front passenger)
  • Leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Heated power door mirrors
  • Remote central locking
  • Single CD player with
  • AM/FM radio, four speakers,
  • MP3/WMA-compatibility and auxiliary (AUX) input
  • USB and iPod®connectivity
  • Front and side airbags
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction ControlSystem (TCS)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Climate control air- conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • DAB radio
  • Additional 2 speakers in the driver’s headrest
  • 7” Colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander
  • Integrated Bluetooth®
  • Body colour coordinated interior upper door trim

2.0 SE-L

In Addition to 1.5 SE-L:

  • 2.0-litre 160ps engine
  • 17” Gunmetal alloy wheels
  • Piano black door mirrors
  • Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
  • Strut tower bar

Mazda MX-5
SE-L Nav

In Addition to SE-L:

  • Integrated navigation system with 3-years free European map updates
  • 16” Gunmetal alloy wheels
  • Piano black door mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dusk-sensing lights
  • Adaptive Front lighting System   (AFS)
  • Heated leather seat trim (Black or Tan*)
  • Rain-sensing front wipers
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Smart keyless entry system
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Premium Bose® surround-sound system with 9 speakers (includes
    2 speakers in the Driver’s and Passenger headrest)

2.0 Sport

In Addition to 1.5 Sport:

  • 2.0-litre 160ps engine
  • Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers and strut tower bar
  • 17” Bright alloy wheels
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Limited Slip Differential (LSD)

Mazda MX-5
Sport Nav

In Addition to Sport:

  • Integrated navigation system with 3-years free European map updates

Option:

  • Safety Pack – High Beam Control and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear CrossTraffic Alert (Available on 2. Sport Nav models only)
  • Tan leather trim upgrade (Available on Sport Nav models only)*

 


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