Mazda MX-5 1.8I Sport Venture Edition 2Dr Petrol Coupe
Body: Coupe Year: 15/15
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 071-605709
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- Insurance Group22E
- Performance (BHP)126
- Number of Seats2
- CO2 (g/km)167
- Road Tax£230
|Electric front windows/one touch facility|
|Green tinted windscreen|
|DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control|
|ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution|
|Bluetooth telephone connectivity|
|Remote boot release|
|Fuel filler release|
|Alpine satellite navigation|
|Oil pressure gauge|
|Headlamp on reminder|
|Water temperature gauge|
|Bright silver door mirrors|
|Day/night rear view mirror|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Electrically heated door mirrors|
|Piano black interior trim|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Single play CD/Radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Dual exhaust pipes|
|Chrome mesh grille|
|Chrome door handles|
|Chrome grille surround|
|Chrome headlight surround|
|Power retractable roof|
|Chrome front fog light surround|
|Front fog lights|
|Climate control air conditioning|
|Silver style bar trim|
|Tan door inserts|
|Centre console storage box|
|Leather upholstery with heated front seats|
|Front centre armrest|
|Leather gear knob|
|Stainless Steel Scuff Plates|
|Leather handbrake lever|
|Silver interior door handles|
|Leather steering wheel with audio controls|
|Front tunnel storage net|
|Fasten seatbelt reminder|
|Front seatbelt force limiters|
|3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Dual front airbags|
|Supplementary restraint system - central control unit and crush sensors|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
|Seat Piping/Additional Trimming|
|Front head restraints|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Front seatback pocket|
|ISOFIX front passenger seat child seat compliance|
|Alarm with interior movement sensor|
|Remote central door locking|
|Limited slip differential|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" Bright finish alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre puncture repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
A high-end MX-5 special edition, the 25th Anniversary model stands out with its bespoke interior and exterior design and unique badging, a model that keeps a tried and tested formula fresh. Available only with 2.0-litre power and the metal folding roof Roadster-Coupe body style, it's bound to be popular.
It seems hard to believe that the Mazda MX-5 sportscar is 25 years old. It's true though. The model was first revealed to the public at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show and from the start, caused a sensation. Now, it's a quarter of a century young. Sales of this model have dropped off in recent times as the market for small cabrios has swelled with new arrivals, but Mazda is fighting back with keen value for money, sticking to a design philosophy that's even more relevant now than when the MX-5 was first launched in the UK, twenty years ago. Indeed, the brand's use of light weight construction and fuel-efficient engines has been copied by many rivals looking to share its success. Fitting that the 25 year celebration should be marked by this very unique special edition.
The 25th Anniversary edition is offered only the 160PS 2.0-litre unit in Roadster Coupe guise. 62mph from rest takes 7.9s but straight line speed was never what the MX-5 was about, instead majoring on tactility, usability, comparatively modest grip levels and a chassis that's helped generations of drivers get to grips with rear-wheel drive dynamics. Despite not setting the world alight with their performance, both engines are plenty fast enough to extract some enjoyment from the MX-5's sweet chassis. There's a little more roll through corners than you might expect and neither of the engines play a particularly inspiring soundtrack but there's a huge amount of fun to be had behind the wheel.
Design and Build
The metal folding roof retracts in three sections with no impact on boot space and adds just 37kg to the weight of an equivalent soft top MX-5 roadster. Raise the roof and it sits a mere centimetre taller than its fabric-trimmed sibling. Although it's tempting to think of this car as 'just a roof', a lot of thought has clearly gone into it. The spring and damper settings are subtly revised to take account of the hard top car's marginally altered weight distribution. Thankfully, the roof retracts to a position within the wheelbase of the car so that it doesn't detract too much from handling agility. Park the Roadster Coupe and the MX-5 soft top next to each other and it's possible to see the subtle way in which Mazda has teased out the shape to accommodate the folding roof. The rear deck of the car sits 40mm higher at the rear window line and 20mm higher at the trailing edge of the boot, giving it a slightly more hunched and powerful look than the soft top. It's really a very minor change and tough to discern in isolation. Whereas the average duration for a roof operation of this kind tends to be around 22 seconds, Mazda has whittled that time back to a mere 12 seconds for the MX-5 Roadster Coupe. The driver must unlatch a centre lock and then press a button to operate the roof but it can easily be done while waiting at lights. Boot capacity is a surprisingly usable 150-litres whether the roof is up or down.
Market and Model
So what do you get for the £23,000 asking price? Well, a model-unique, Soul Red Metallic paint finish is complemented by Brilliant Black door mirrors, A pillars and power-operated retractable hardtop roof. 17-inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and chrome exhaust trim complete the bespoke exterior, with each example benefiting from unique, Limited Edition numbered external badging. On board, the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 may be instantly identified by heated, Light Stone leather trimmed upholstery which incorporates contrasting red stitching to the seats, steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake lever, and 25th Anniversary logo-embossed headrests. This unique interior design is completed by a bespoke, hand-painted Dark Red dashboard decoration panel, Brilliant Black roll-over bar covers, alloy pedal set and 25th Anniversary stainless steel scuff plates. Specific to the UK 25th Anniversary Limited Edition MX-5 is a 6.1-inch touch screen Mazda Navigation System. Exclusively engineered for Mazda by Alpine, the fully integrated, high resolution system features 46 European country maps, 29 different languages, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, an integrated CD, radio and DVD player with a 50:50 split screen allowing for the simultaneous viewing of two input sources, and customisable user profile settings for each driver.
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 although its engines are, comparatively speaking, no great shakes when it comes to efficiency, in absolute terms their emissions and economy aren't going to break the bank. The 2.0-litre model returns 36.2mpg on the combined cycle and 181g/km of CO2. Residual values have held up well for MX-5s in recent times, although some trade ambivalence exists as a result of all the MX-5 special edition models that have come and gone. In other words, don't expect traders to value the 25th Annivery model's extras too highly come trade-in time.
Electric front windows/one touch facility, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Sports suspension, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, Cruise control, Remote boot release, Alpine satellite navigation...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.9|
|Engine Power - BHP||126|
|Engine Power - KW||93|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||123|
|Engine Torque - MKG||17|
|Engine Torque - NM||167|
|Engine Torque - RPM||4500|
|CO2 (g/km)||167 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||71|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||39.8|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||50.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||28.8|
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