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MAZDA MX-5 RF CONVERTIBLE

2.0 [184] GT Sport Tech 2dr

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Initial Rental: £3,266.77 inc VAT

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Main Features

Transmission

Transmission

Manual

Fuel Type

Fuel Type

Petrol

Economy

Economy

40.9mpg

CO2

CO2

156 g/km

0 - 62 MPH

0 - 62 MPH

6.8 secs

RRP inc VAT

RRP inc VAT

£31,660.00


Leather Seats

Leather Seats

Parking Sensors

Parking Sensors

Sat Nav

Sat Nav

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

USB

USB

DAB

DAB

Body Glass:

  • Electric front windows/one touch facility
  • Rain sensing front wipers

Brakes:

  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
  • Hill hold assist
  • SCBS - Smart City Brake Support, rear plus front with autonomous emergency braking

Chassis/Suspension:

  • Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers

Communication:

  • Aha and stitcher app
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Hands free phone preparation
  • Integrated bluetooth with hands-free calling, bluetooth audio and easy access to phone contacts

Driver Aids:

  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Driver alert system
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Lane departure warning system
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera
  • Traffic sign recognition

Driver Convenience:

  • Engine start/stop button
  • Multimedia Commander including separate volume dial

Driver Information:

  • 7" colour touch screen with Mazda connect infotainment
  • Analogue speedometer
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Multi dot display tachometer and electric odometer
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Water temperature gauge

Driving Mirrors:

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Piano black electric/heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims:

  • Chrome air vent surrounds
  • Chrome meter rings
  • Dashboard panel - vinyl leather Light Stone

Engine:

  • I-ELOOP
  • i-stop

Entertainment:

  • 2 USB/aux input socket
  • 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 Body Features:

  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour co ordinated interior upper door trim
  • Dual exhaust pipes
  • Electrically operated retractable hard top with heated rear glass window
  • Piano Black fashion bars
  • Stainless steel scuff plates with MX-5 logo

Exterior Lights:

  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Dusk sensitive headlamps
  • High mounted rear brake light with Black coloured cover
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED indicator lights
  • LED rear lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation:

  • Climate control air conditioning

Interior Features:

  • 12V socket
  • Centre console storage box
  • Chrome Air conditioning dials
  • Coin Box
  • Front centre armrest
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Leather gear knob
  • Leather handbrake lever
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Lockable rear centre box with lid
  • Perforated nappa leather upholstery
  • Side door trim in light stone vinyl with light stitching
  • Strut brace
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Transparent windblocker
  • Two cupholders

Interior Lights:

  • Interior courtesy light

Safety:

  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners
  • Deployable Hood System (DHS)
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Driver and passenger seatbelt reminder audible warning
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Seats:

  • Driver seat manual slide, recline and tilt adjustment
  • Front head restraints
  • Heated front seats, in 3 heat levels
  • ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat compliance
  • Passenger seat + manual slide/recline adjust
  • Sports seats

Security:

  • Remote central locking with deadlocking and remote boot release
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Superlocking
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser

Transmission:

  • Limited slip differential

Vanity Mirrors:

  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with covered vanity mirror and driver ticket holder

Wheels - Alloy:

  • 17" BBS Gun Metallic alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare:

  • Tyre puncture repair kit

Emissions - ICE:

  • CO2 (g/km): 156
  • HC+NOx:
  • Particles:
  • 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: 1,998
  • 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 Combined (mpg): 40.9
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 47.9
  • EC Urban (mpg): 33.6
  • 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:
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: GT Sport Tech
  • Generation Mark:
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 28E
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:
  • NCAP Safety Assist %:
  • Safety Concerns?: No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Service Interval Mileage: 12,500
  • Special Edition: No
  • Special Order: No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60,000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Performance:

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): No
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP: 184
  • Engine Power - KW: 135
  • Engine Power - PS: Yes
  • Engine Power - RPM: 7,000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 151
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 20.9
  • Engine Torque - NM: 205
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 4000
  • Top Speed: 137

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: 1,235
  • Height (including roof rails):
  • Length: 3,915
  • Wheelbase: 2,310
  • Width: 1735
  • Width (including mirrors):

Weight and Capacities:

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 45
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1,305
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 127
  • Max. Loading Weight: 210
  • Max. Roof Load:
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1,095
  • No. of Seats: 2
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4
Defying expectations, the Mazda MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback might just be an even better bet than the standard roadster model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review
It would have been incredibly easy for Mazda to ruin the MX-5 by putting a folding hard top roof on it. Just as well then that instead of rushing this concept to market, the Japanese company did a proper job on this car. It's not just an MX-5 with a different roof. Mazda have managed to imbue the RF derivative with a more mature feel without losing the fun factor.

Background
Cars with folding hard top roofs can be rather grotty things. Curiously malformed with distended bottoms and pinched cabins, they usually lose their looks and their practicality once the roof's up and all you're left with is toothbrush room in the boot once the hood has done its contortionist's trick. Oh yes, these cars offer the customer more. More weight, more complexity and more expense, that is. Therefore, we shuddered when Mazda first announced a 'Retractable Fastback' 'RF' version of its fourth generation MX-5. Seems we needn't have worried after all. It's the exception that proves the rule. Utilising the basis of an existing MX-5, Mazda managed to build a car that will appeal to a subtly different audience. For many metropolitan types, parking on street is a way of life but the hard-topped RF variant offers additional security and is vandal-proofed in a manner that no fabric-roofed car can be. It's also a little more refined than the soft-top model.

Driving Experience
Under the bonnet, this RF model gets the same two powerplants available in the standard MX-5. That means it's offered with either a 1.5-litre 131PS engine or a 2.0-litre 184PS unit. As with the ordinary roadster variant, all models powered by the 2.0-litre 184PS engine feature a limited slip differential and 17-inch wheels. Top versions feature Bilstein dampers and a strut brace to further enhance their dynamic set up. This fourth generation MX-5 design conforms to five key criteria that Mazda claim define this model line - 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. Most RF models get six-speed manual gearboxes but Mazda is also offering a paddleshift auto option at the top of the range for the few that want it. As you would expect, the suspension and electric power steering parameters of the MX-5 have been specifically tuned for the Retractable Fastback version. In addition, a sound-absorbing headliner used in the front and middle roof panels combines with sound insulation around the rear wheel housings to deliver a significantly quieter cabin when the roof is closed. If you want to open the top, this can be done on the move at speeds of up to 6mph.

Design and Build
The MX-5 RF's electrically retractable hardtop consists of front, middle and rear roof sections - and a rear screen. When the top is lowered, the front and middle portions are stowed together, while the rear glass sits behind the seats, leaving the rear roof section in place to create a unique open-topped look, plus a cabin feeling that combines a sense of open air freedom with the impression of being securely ensconced within the car. A 5mm increase in roof height aside, the RF retains the same overall length, width and wheelbase as the standard MX-5 convertible, but thanks to gently downward-slopping buttresses that tuck in at the sides to create a teardrop shape, the RF's elegant fastback silhouette accentuates the MX-5's dynamic and contemporary sports car proportions in quite a unique way. Otherwise, things are much as they are in any other MX-5. True to sportscar tradition, there's a stitched leather-trimmed short-throw gearshift lever, with further premium leather on a grippy three-spoke steering wheel that looks and feels great but sadly, still only adjusts for height and not for reach. Through it, you view three satin chrome-ringed gauges, a large rev counter centrally positioned in pride of place.

Market and Model
There's a £2,000 premium to order this RF variant over the standard fabric-topped roadster model. That means pricing that starts at just over £22,000 for the entry-level 'SE-L Nav' variant fitted with the base 1.5-litre 131PS engine. There's a large £2,600 premium to pay on top of that if you want the better-equipped 'Sport Nav' variant with its Bilstein dampers and a strut brace. In the 2.0-litre RF line-up, prices start at around £23,000 for 'SE-L Nav' trim and again, you're looking at having to find £2,600 more to upgrade to 'Sport Nav' trim. Once you've agreed to do that, you'll be offered the further £1,400 option of automatic transmission if you want it but by that time, you'll be paying over £27,000, which some might feel is a little too much for any MX-5. Options are limited to mica, metallic or pearlescent paint, plus on 'Spot Nav' models, you can add in nappa leather trim and a 'Safety Pack' giving you High Beam Control and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Cost of Ownership
In contrast to the metal folding top 'Roadster Coupe' bodystyle in the previous generation MX-5 range, this RF model's top doesn't add a significant amount of weight to this iconic little car. Which means that in this form, the MX-5 should cost you pretty much the same amount to run as the equivalent fabric-roofed variant. To be specific, the 2.0-litre version most will choose will return a combined fuel consumption return of 40.9mpg and a CO2 reading of 161g/km. If you go for the lesser 1.5-litre model, those figures improve to 47mpg and around 140g/km. On to residual values, always a relative strongpoint with this car. Independent experts CAP reckon that after the usual three year/60,000 mile ownership period, this car will retain between 39 and 42% of its original value. To give you some perspective, a premium open-topped sportscar like, say, a BMW Z4 or a Mercedes SLK would give you between 33 and 34%. Yes, something like an Audi TT Roadster would do better, but its higher purchase price inevitably means that you'll lose more money throughout your time of ownership. CAP forecasts suggest that over the regular three year period, the TT will lose over £19,000, well over £6,000 more than the value this MX-5 would shed. Makes you think doesn't it?

Summary
The Mazda MX-5 is a tough car to improve upon but the Retractable Fastback version just about manages it, effectively offering added capability with - cost aside - almost no downside. With many MX-5 models down the years, the ethos was always less is more. The entry-level car was usually the best bet but the RF variant changes this, offering a slightly more mature feel that rewards a bigger engine and more kit. The hard-top version of the MX-5 should definitely bring the car onto the radar of a new group of buyers. The security and refinement associated with the metal roof will certainly appeal and the automatic gearbox option will also prove a neat fit with buyers wanting a more relaxed everyday drive.

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