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Before the Test Drive – Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i Sport Tech Nav

Prior to the test drive of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i Sport Tech Nav, here are my thoughts on the car and how good I think it’ll be.

What is the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe all about?

2014 is the 25th anniversary year for Mazda’s MX-5. Although we don’t have the anniversary model on test, we still have 25 years of Mazda legacy helping to shape the MX-5 model into the what you see here.

The Mazda MX-5 is the benchmark lightweight, everyday two seater sports car in the industry. In front of its strong competitors, the Honda S2000 and Toyota MR2.

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The model on test will be the 2.0-litre Sport Tech Nav. This means that the coupe will be powered by a 2.0-litre engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Tech Nav means that the Sanyo Tom Tom Sat Nav is integrated into the car.

This spec MX-5 will produce 160bhp, and 188Nm of torque. Meaning the car will go from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds and do a top speed of 136mph.


On paper the car seems pretty good, and I love the latest body styling of the MX-5. As mentioned above, the car has 160bhp, which doesn’t sound a lot considering the reputation the MX-5 has for being a driver’s car, so I can only imagine that the Mazda makes the most out of every last one with its low kerb weight at 1,248kg.

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As driving experiences go, this should be where the MX-5 really starts to shine. From what I have heard the handling is supposed to be extremely rewarding to the driver and allows you to get more from the car than your standard small sports call.

I can’t wait to test out this car, make sure you check out the review in the coming weeks.Mazda Mx-5-4

 Supplied by: Mazda

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