Mazda have announced that the Mazda MX-5 R-Sport, a 150 example limited production run, is available to purchase in dealerships across the UK. And to make this version stand out, Mazda are introducing a new free-of-charge paint option, Polymetal Grey, which is new to the 2020 MX-5 line-up.
Competitively Priced Package
The Mazda MX-5 has always been an affordable and engaging car to drive, and at £27,700 for the R-Sport , it’s hard not to be tempted. Making it even more attractive, is Mazda’s offer of 0% APR on PCP offers with no minimum deposit required. The addition of burgundy Nappa leather seats with silver stitching, Piano Black wing mirrors and 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels, all exclusive to the R-Sport MX-5
Performance And Dynamics – Mazda MX-5 R-Sport
Beneath the low, stylish bonnet is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder Skyactiv-G engine producing 130 bhp and 152 Nm of torque, good enough to see 0-62 in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 127 mph, and all that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission powering the rear-wheels. A kerb-weight of 1,106kg, means that all of a sudden, 130 bhp, mated with a beautiful driving dynamic and engaging chassis, is nothing to be sniffed at. Emissions are a respectable 142g/km.
The R-Sport comes well equipped, with standard equipment featuring dusk-sensing LED headlights, smart keyless entry, climate control air-conditioning, adaptive front lighting system (which adjusts the angle of the headlight beam in relation to the steering input), rear parking sensors, Mazda navigation system and a premium Bose sound system with 9 speakers that feature 2 speakers in both the drivers and passengers headrest.
A wealth of safety options, including Lane Departure Warning System, Smart City Brake Support, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limit and Driver Attention Alert round out a very generous package.
Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Round-Up
If anyone has driven an MX-5, they know how good they are. Perfect vehicle dynamics, rev-happy engines, direct and precise steering, and as generations have evolved, stylish 2-seateR-Sport s cars. Not to mention RWD, so the front wheels are left to do what they do best, find the best line in a corner, offer precise steering feedback to the driver, and then you can rely on the lightweight chassis to punch you out the other side. Impeccable driving dynamics are not often found at this price point, but Mazda continually prove that they can be.