Mazda MX-5 – Pricing and Specification Announced

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Whilst we at RMS have seen the 2015 MX5 at the Geneva Motor Show, it will make it’s UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.   Clearly one of this years most anticipated sports cars, it will be available from only £18,495. With an improved power to weight ratio, rear-wheel drive, perfect 50:50 weight distribution and more comfort and technology than ever before, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is pure roadster. Offered with a choice of two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines it comes with generous standard equipment and new levels of safety technology.

Maintaining the driver-focused ethos that has made the Mazda MX-5 the best-selling two-seater sports car of all time, the latest MX-5 was conceived and developed under the concept of “innovate in order to preserve”.
The lightest MX-5 since the iconic original, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is shorter, lower and wider than the outgoing car, with the smallest overhangs and lowest centre of gravity yet.

Featuring Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology, the all-new MX-5’s ultra-efficient lightweight petrol engines deliver new levels of performance and economy.  Across the range the all-new Mazda MX-5 features alloy wheels, LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, plus a lightweight and sleek fabric hood.  SE-L models 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 160ps engine are distinguished by 17-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels and piano black door mirrors, and benefit from a strut tower bar and limited slip differential.

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 models with the 2.0-litre 160ps engine benefit from a dynamic set-up that includes Sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar, while visually, they are marked out by their 17-inch Bright alloy wheels and body coloured mirrors.

Ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms later this summer, the all-new Mazda MX-5 will take centre stage at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Customers pre-ordering an MX-5 at Mazda.co.uk will be entered into a draw to win the opportunity to test drive the all-new MX-5 on the Goodwood Race Circuit and attend the Festival of Speed with a guest on Sunday 28th June.  Fifty winners will get the chance to drive on the circuit, while they and a guest can enjoy the Festival of Speed from Mazda’s VIP trackside enclosure.

With prices starting from £18,495, pre-orders are now open and the all-new Mazda MX-5 configurator is currently live at Mazda.co.uk.

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Padraig Mallett is a professional motor journalist who has written articles for the likes of AOL Cars, Auto Express, carbuyer, Car Dealer Magazine and is also the editor of www.motacarblog.com

RMS Forum Comments

Cess 09:23 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
Still one of the most memorable and best looking new cars that @Cooper, @Reno_LV and myself saw at Geneva. Can't believe that it's only getting a UK launch now. Has to be value at a touch over £18k for a spritely rear wheel drive sports car.
Gavlar 09:41 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
That's a brilliant price tbh, GT86 should've started at this price
Cess 10:55 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
What's price like compared to a GT86 @Gavlar? Would make a nice road-test comparison - GT86 vs MX-5
Artoir 10:58 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
Would have hoped for more than 155bhp
Gavlar 11:01 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
| What's price like compared to a GT86 @Gavlar? Would make a nice road-test comparison - GT86 vs MX-5
In October 2014 the price was dropped down to £22,495 for the base model (Primo)
Cess 11:07 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
| Would have hoped for more than 155bhp
It's lighter and smaller than the previous version, so 155bhp might be ok. They seemed to have focused heavily on the driving dynamics. | In October 2014 the price was dropped down to £22,495 for the base model (Primo)
:| Wow - didm't realise there was such a gulf in price. That's a big differential.
Gavlar 11:09 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
| It's lighter and smaller than the previous version, so 155bhp might be ok. They seemed to have focused heavily on the driving dynamics. :| Wow - didm't realise there was such a gulf in price. That's a big differential.
Before October 2014 it was £24,995 lol
Artoir 11:16 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
| It's lighter and smaller than the previous version, so 155bhp might be ok. They seemed to have focused heavily on the driving dynamics.
We were told the same about the GT86 but reviews and sales figures suggest that's not enough. The MX5 does have the heritage in fairness and the adoration of the female middle management type, but I'm just wary of how things are moving. 155 from a 2.0 engine is piss poor.
Johnny_52 16:01 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
I think 155hp should be ok, think like the gt86 it's more about feel and handling than straight line punch, I'll be heading down to the local dealer for a spin when it's available.
Artoir 16:07 | Thu 07 May, 2015 | Report
When are they out? I just saw a sporty looking MX5 with trade plates on Boucher but it might be the last one?


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