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Brand New Mazda MX-52.0 Z-Sport 2dr

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From £25,595
£3506.25 deposit
£319 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touchscreen with multimedia commanderCruise control + speed limiter
Engine start/stop buttonHill hold assist
Integrated bluetooth with steering wheel mounted controlsLane departure warning system
PASRear parking sensor
Remote boot releaseSatellite navigation system
Trip computerWater temperature gauge

Entertainment

9 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Bose Premium Audio systemDAB Digital radio
MP3 compatible radio/single CD playerUSB/iPod connection

Exterior Features

Adaptive front lighting systemAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlamp levellingBody colour bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsCherry top roof
Coming/leaving home lighting functionDual exhaust pipes
Dusk sensitive headlampsElectric front windows/one touch facility
Electrically heated door mirrorsLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsPremium cloth soft top with integrated heated glass window and soft top cover
Rain sensing front wipersSpecial Metallic paint

Interior Features

12V socketBody coloured inner door trims
Centre console storage boxClimate control air conditioning
CupholdersFront centre armrest
Front head restraintsHeated front seats
Height adjustable front seatsISOFIX front passenger seat child seat compliance
Leather gear knobLeather handbrake lever
Leather steering wheelLeather upholstery
Lockable rear storage boxSports seats
Tilt/slide reclining front seatsUnique floor mats
Windblocker 

Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensionersABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlDual front airbags
Fasten seatbelt reminderPassenger airbag deactivation system
Side airbagsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Alarm with interior movement sensorImmobiliser
Remote central door lockingSmart keyless entry
Superlocking 

Technical

Limited slip differentialSports suspension

Trim

Black vinyl leather dashboard panel 

Wheels

17" Black BBS alloy wheelsTyre puncture repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)161Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)91.2
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)40.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)30.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power160
Based On ID70394Coin SeriesZ-Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %93NCAP Safety Assist %64
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP160
Engine Power - KW118Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM4600Top Speed133

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleBLACKWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1230Length3915
Wheelbase2310Width1735

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1260
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)130Max. Loading Weight213
Minimum Kerbweight1047No. of Seats2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport

The Z-Sport special edition offers MX-5 Roadster buyers - who are happy with 2.0-litre power - some additional equipment and a unique interior finish for a modest premium. Jonathan Crouch reports.reports.

Ten Second Review

A high-end MX-5 special edition, the Z-Sport stands out with its 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, Cherry Red fabric hood and 'Machine Grey' metallic paint, a model that keeps a tried and tested formula fresh. Available only with the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G engine, it's bound to be popular.

Background

Mazda claims to have sold 100,000 MX-5s in the UK and I'm tempted to think the number of special edition models it has offered for sale is only slightly less. The latest is the Z-Sport, and as special editions go, it's one of their better efforts, this time based on the higher-powered 2.0-litre variant. Sales of roadsters have dropped off in recent years 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, over 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.

Driving Experience

As previously mentioned, the Z-Sport comes only with the MX-5's top 160PS 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol unit, but arguably that's the one to have with this car, offering everything you need and nothing you don't. It can't offer the last word in searing pace but you can get to 62mph in 7.3s on the way to 133mph, which is probably about as fast as you'll need to go. Anyway, straight line speed was never what the MX-5 was about. Instead, this model has always majored on tactility, usability, comparatively modest grip levels and a chassis that's helped generations of drivers get to grips with rear-wheel drive dynamics. Through the turns, MX-5 Z-Sport buyers will certainly be extracting plenty of enjoyment from the sweet chassis. There's a little more roll through corners than you might expect and the engine can't boast a particularly inspiring soundtrack but there's a huge amount of fun to be had behind the wheel.

Design and Build

The shape of the MX-5 hasn't changed radically from generation to generation. This one's no exception, but there's a bit more aggression about the detailing, the car looking like a shrunken Jaguar F-Type roadster from the rear three-quarter. Some have thought there's something a bit fishy-looking about the front end but it'll probably grow on you. See one in the metal and you'll be amazed at just how tiny it is. It's fully 105mm shorter in overall length than the previous generation version, despite the wheelbase only being 15mm less. It also stands 20mm lower and 10mm wider. Lower and wider is always good for a roadster's stance. In another clever touch, the seat cushions are supported on netting instead of the usual metal springs, allowing Mazda to reduce weight and seat the driver's hip point closer to the road. A lower driver then means the windscreen header rail can shift backwards, in this case by 70mm, which in turn means the hood is shorter and lighter, and also easier to package when folded.

Market and Model

The cost of this Z-Sport derivative is about £25,600, which means you'll be paying a premium of around £4,000 over the price demanded for the standard-range SE-L Nav variant 2.0-litre model. In return for that, you get 'Machine Grey' Metallic paint and a deep Cherry Red fabric hood. The unique look is further boosted by 17-inch black BBS alloy wheels, while the increased equipment tally also includes 'Sand Leather' seats, plus Z-Sport floor mats and scuff plates. To further highlight its uniqueness, each car comes with an individually numbered Z-Sport plaque on the dash. And other standard features include a limited slip differential, Bilstein dampers and a strut brace. On top of that, you can expect to find 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.

Cost of Ownership

Stick with light weight and a modest power output and this dictates a raft of affordable costs. The MX-5 has long been the exemplar of the affordable sports car and emissions are agreeably low, the 2.0-litre engine used in this Z-Sport model pegged at 161g/km. Fuel economy is rated at 40.9mpg on the combined cycle. Residual values have held up well, 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 Z-Sport model's extras too highly come trade-in time. What else? Well servicing should be affordable and there's a useful 'maintenance' section of the MZD-Connect infotainment screen with helpful 'oil change' and 'tyre rotation' sections. Otherwise, you get the usual three year, 60,000 mile warranty. And Insurance groupings pitch in at 29E for this 2.0-litre model.

Summary

The Mazda MX-5 is a vehicle that never seems to have a sell-by date. Even Mk1 cars still feel fantastic and this Z-Sport special edition model offers a subtle twist on a very familiar format. The extras included in the package are well judged and desirable without over-egging the mix. The handling remains as much fun as ever, and the lightweight cornering responsiveness of this latest generation model is going to be a draw for serious drivers. In summary, the MX-5 Z-Sport offers decent value for money and will paint a huge smile on your face. There's a lot of life in that particular formula.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£319
Deposit£3506.25
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate2%
Cash price£25,595
Credit amount£21,088.75
Guaranteed future value£9828.13
Total amount payable£27,732.38
Mazda deposit£1000
Contract mileage31,500
Excess mileage charge14.9p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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