Mazda MX-5, also known as Mazda Miata, Eunos Roadster or Mazda Roadster, is the most popular roadster in the world (to date). The car featured here is a European model of the fourth generation and has the 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine (naturally aspirated) with an output of 96 kW/130 hp. The model is characterised by low weight and great driving fun thanks to its rear wheel drive (RWD), excellent steering system, and great engine sound. An interesting feature of this model is the speaker system integrated in the headrests (for music and especially Bluetooth phone calls). This specific model has a very low mileage: less than 3,000 km on the clock. Using Mazda MX-5 tag you can see other generations of the vehicle that we have on ThrottleChannel.com – encyclopedia and digital museum.
Model: Mazda MX-5 / Mazda Miata / Mazda MX-5 Miata / Mazda MX-5 G130
Body type: 2-seater roadster convertible, manually operated soft top
Price without VAT: 20,822 Euros
Engine: 1.5-litre (1,496 cc), inline 4-cylinder engine, longitudinal. The engine is naturally aspirated, uses direct fuel injection, and features 4 valves per cylinder. The compression ratio is 13:1, with maximum output of 96 kW / 130 PS/hp at 7,000 rpm and peak torque is 150 Nm (approx. 110 lb-ft) at 4,800 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Tyres: Yokohama ADVAN Sport 195/50 R16
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 204 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 6 liters of petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 139 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 45
Dimensions (mm): L 3,915 / w 1,735 / h 1,230
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 130
Wheelbase (mm): 2,310
Weight (DIN/EU): 975 kg/1,050 kg
Front suspension: Independent double wishbone struts, coil springs, sway bar, 258 mm vented disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Independent multi-link, coil springs, sway bar, 255 mm vented solid disc brakes.
Frontal airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger; ABS; ESC/ESP/DSC; electro-mechanical power steering; electrically operated side windows and electrically operated side mirrors; LED DRL; LED headlights; automatic high beam control (HBC); Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS); wind deflector; rain and light sensor; manually operated soft-top; anti-roll bar integrated in headrests; automatic climate control with A/C; trip and board computer; cruise control and speed limiter; leather seats; heated seats; leather steering wheel with controls; leather gear knob; 7-inch touchscreen for multimedia system (MZD Connect); Bose sound system with 9 speakers; Bluetooth, 2 USB ports.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Red Soul metallic paint (427).
+ excellent handling
+ fun to drive
+ precise and direct steering
+ very good gearbox, short-throw
+ excellent turning radius (10.4 m)
+ excellent engine sound
+ very good build quality
+ excellent suspension system
+ very good headlights
– small luggage compartment
– unadjustable steering column in depth (height only)
Driven by Adrian M. for 369 km, 8.1 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 2,949 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni