Germany Calling…

To see a really thorough review of the ND Mx5 you have to go to Germany. This is an excellent look at the car and covers all aspects of the new model. The  reviewer speaks perfect English and although the film lasts almost half an hour it is well worth settling down with a cup of tea and a mince pie and learning lots more about the latest version of our favourite sports car.

Want Something Special? BBR Have Got it!

Long standing Brackley based Mazda tuning specialist, BBR, is delighted to launch its first much anticipated engine, suspension and brake upgrade packages for the latest ND versions of the ever popular MX5 sports car. Upgrades have been designed to deliver the driving excitement that Mazda enthusiast community seeks. Resulting from many months of intense research and development on the all-new Mazda SkyActiv engine, BBR’s ‘Super 160’ for the 1.5-litre models, as well as ‘Super 175+’ and ‘Super 190’ for the larger 2.0-litre, deliver astonishing power gains  with absolutely  no loss of driveability.

Key Points

New BBR upgrades are designed for both 1.5 and 2.0-litre variants of the latest ND model.
‘Super 160’ upgrade is purpose designed for smaller 1.5-litre variant of the new MX5.
Either 177bhp from ‘Super 175+’ package or over 190bhp available from ‘Super 190’ upgrade for range topping 2.0-litre MX5 ND model.
Each conversion uses non-intrusive tuning techniques, is fully reversible, completely MOT emissions compliant and retains the Mazda factory electronic fail-safes.
Full range of ND variant dynamic braking and suspension upgrades also launched for enthusiast market.

To read full details of the upgrades please click on the BBR logo:



New MX5 is Car of the Year in Japan

Car of the Year

The all-new Mazda Roadster, as the MX5 is known in Japan, is the Car of the Year Japan. It is the second time the two-seater has captured the home country’s most prestigious automobile prize.

Among other things, the award jury praised the passion and workmanship that went in the new MX5 as well as Mazda’s unwavering commitment to the lightweight fun-to-drive sports car, which now spans 26 years since the model was initially launched.

The fourth generation MX5 features SKYACTIV Technology and a stunning KODO – Soul of Motion design. And it’s still a blast to drive: Mazda has stuck to the Jinba Ittai rider-and-horse-as-one concept with the front-mid engine, rear-wheel drive layout, lowering the centre of gravity, optimising the driving position and cutting around 100kg compared to the previous model generation.

Power is transferred from one of two petrol units – the high-revving SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or higher output SKYACTIV-G 2.0 – through a crisp, lightweight SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission. The new MX-5 also features an easy-to-operate manual soft top, a more practical boot shape and the latest i-ACTIVSENSE active safety technology.

An Excellent, Straight Talking Review

This is the best short review of the new MX5 that I have come across. A no-nonsense expert looks at all aspects of the car and tells it like it is!

MK4 Track Battle, 1.5 or 2.0 ltr, Which is Best?

Auto Express Magazine put the two MX5 models head to head,

which is the one to buy?

The verdict – The extra performance, equipment and value that the 2.0-litre model brings probably makes it the MX5 to go for. It offers up that added urgency when you need it most, and only serves to enhance all the exhilarating thrills for which this roadster made its name.

To read the full review click on the logo below:

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