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 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine (naturally aspirated) with an output of 118 kW/160 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). Apart from the G130 engine, this G160 power unit is mated with Bilstein sports suspension and rear locking differential. This specific model featured here has a very low mileage: less than 4,000 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 G160
Body type: 2-seater roadster convertible, manually operated soft top
Price without VAT: 22,433 Euros
Engine: 2.0-litre (1,998 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 a maximum output of 118 kW / 160 PS/hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque is 200 Nm (approx. 147 lb-ft) at 4,600 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza S001 205/45 R17
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.3 seconds
Top speed: 214 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 6.6 liters of petrol per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 154 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 45
Dimensions (mm): L 3,915 / w 1,735 / h 1,225
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 130
Wheelbase (mm): 2,310
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,015 kg/1,090 kg
Front suspension: Independent double wishbone struts, coil springs, sway bar, 280 mm vented disc brakes.
Rear suspension: Independent multi-link, coil springs, sway bar, 280 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 Euros, without VAT)
Red Soul metallic paint (441).
+ excellent handling
+ fun to drive
+ precise and direct steering
+ very good gearbox, short-throw
+ excellent turning radius
+ nice engine sound
+ good build quality
+ excellent suspension system
+ very good headlights
– small luggage compartment
– unadjustable steering column in depth (height only)
Driven by Razvan A. for 3.400 km, 9.5 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 3,538 km total mileage of the car.
Filmed at AFI Palace Cotroceni