Saturday, 25 April 2015

UK MX-5 Model Guide

Here you'll find a breakdown of each variant of fourth generation MX-5 that was available in the UK. The range is quite complicated with nine model choices along with a few optional extras available at launch. Next to each model's picture I've listed some of their distinguishing features to help with identification and comparison.

Initially there were five 1.5 engined cars and four 2.0 models. All cars have the manual 6-speed transmission with no automatic option at launch. As with the NC, the limited slip differential is only fitted to the 2.0 cars. The sandy tan leather interior upgrade from the USA's Launch Edition was available as a cost option on both the 1.5 and 2.0 Sport Nav.

All cars come with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPMS), Thatcham Category 1 alarm & immobiliser, front and side airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), front and side airbags, and a Traction Control System (TCS) as standard.

Sport spec models feature rear parking sensors, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), and the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) which uses a camera mounted on the inside of the windscreen. The top model's optional "Safety Pack" includes the additional i-ACTIVSENSE features of High Beam Control (HBC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Recaro seats with leather & alcantara trim are available in some European markets. For Germany they are part of a €2000 Sport Pack, in Belgium the seats were standard on the top Sport model. The seats were included with the UK's Sport Recaro and RF Launch special editions.

The Retractable Fastback (RF) model is due to go on sale later in the year for delivery in 2017. The Sport grade was phased out fairly early on to be replaced by the Sport Nav, effectively giving all top spec cars the navigation system.


1.5i SE
1.5i SE
Standard Model
6MT, 16" silver alloy wheels, black cloth seats with black stitch, USB CD stereo with small LCD display and 4 speakers, halogen daytime lights, gloss black door trim, body colour door mirrors, DSC, TCS
1.5i SE-L
1.5i SE-L
Standard Model
6MT, 16" silver alloy wheels, black cloth seats with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, body colour mirrors, DSC, TCS
1.5i SE-L Nav
1.5i SE-L Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 16" silver alloy wheels, black cloth seats with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, body colour mirrors, DSC, TCS, navigation system
1.5i Icon
1.5i Icon
Limited Edition - 600 available, Crystal White & Meteor Grey
6MT, 16" gunmetal alloy wheels, black heated leather seats and dash with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, Soul Red door mirrors, Soul Red Mazdaspeed front lip & rear spoiler, red graphics with Icon logo, Icon interior badge, DSC, TCS, navigation, rear parking sensors, auto wipers, auto lights
1.5i Arctic
1.5i Arctic
Limited Edition - 400 available, Reflex Blue
6MT, 16" silver alloy wheels, black heated leather seats and dash with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, silver door mirrors, silver windscreen trim, silver roll bar trim, Arctic interior badge, DSC, TCS, rear parking sensors, navigation, auto wipers, auto lights
1.5i Sport
1.5i Sport
Standard Model
6MT, 16" gunmetal alloy wheels, black heated leather seats with red stitch, red stitch dash trim, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, piano black mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS
1.5i Sport Nav
1.5i Sport Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 16" gunmetal alloy wheels, black heated leather seats with red stitch, red stitch dash trim, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, piano black mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, navigation system

Optional: Sand leather interior trim
1.5i RF SE-L Nav
1.5i MX-5 RF
Standard Model
6MT, 16" silver alloy wheels, body colour mirrors, climate control, cloth seats, MZD Connect + navigation
1.5i RF Sport Nav
1.5i MX-5 RF Sport Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 16" gunmetal alloy wheels, piano black mirrors, heated leather seats, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, piano black mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, navigation system

Optional: Auburn nappa Leather interior trim
2.0i SE-L
2.0i SE-L
Standard Model
6MT, 17" gunmetal alloy wheels, black cloth seats with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, gloss black interior trim, body colour door trim, piano black door mirrors, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, LSD
2.0i SE-L Nav
2.0i SE-L Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 17" gunmetal alloy wheels, black cloth seats with red stitch, MZD Connect stereo with 6 speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, gloss black interior trim, body colour door trim, piano black door mirrors, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, LSD, navigation system
2.0i Sport
2.0i Sport
Standard Model
6MT, 17" bright alloy wheels, black heated leather seats with red stitch, red stitch dash trim, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, body colour mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD
2.0i Sport Nav
2.0i Sport Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 17" bright alloy wheels, black heated leather seats with red stitch, red stitch dash trim, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, body colour mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD

Optional: Safety Pack, Sand leather interior trim (shown)
2.0i Sport Recaro
2.0i Sport Recaro
Limited Edition - 600 Available, Soul Red & Ceramic
6MT, 17" diamond cut silver alloy wheels, black heated leather Recaro seats with red trim, red stitch dash trim, black Mazdaspeed aero kit, black mirrors, numbered badge, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, rear parking sensors, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD
2.0i Z-Sport
2.0i Z-Sport
Limited Edition - 300 Available, Machine Grey
6MT, 17" BBS black alloy wheels, cherry red roof, sand heated leather seats, sand dash and interior trim, body colour mirrors, numbered badge, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, body colour door trim, body colour mirrors, rear parking sensors, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD
2.0i RF SE-L Nav
2.0i RF SE-L Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 17" gunmetal alloy wheels, black cloth seats, body colour door trim, MZD Connect + navigation, piano black mirrors, LSD
2.0i RF Sport Black
2.0i RF Sport Black
Limited Edition - 300 Available, Eternal Blue
6MT, 17" gunmetal alloy wheels, black heated leather seats, body colour door trim, MZD Connect + navigation, interior badge, climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, auto wipers, auto headlights, piano black mirrors, DSC, TCS, LSD
2.0i RF Sport Nav
2.0i RF Sport Nav
Standard Model
6MT, 17" bright alloy wheels, black heated leather seats, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD

Optional: Safety Pack, Auburn nappa leather interior trim (shown)
2.0i RF Sport Nav Auto
2.0i RF Sport Nav
Standard Model
6AT, 17" bright alloy wheels, black heated leather seats, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dim mirror, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, no LSD

Optional: Safety Pack, Auburn nappa leather interior trim (shown)
2.0i RF Launch Edition
2.0i RF Launch Edition
Limited Edition - 500 Available, Soul Red & Machine Grey
6MT, 17" BBS alloy wheels, Recaro seats, Alcantara interior trim, piano black rear spoiler, piano black mirrors, piano black roof panel, MZD Connect stereo with 9 Bose speakers + navigation, LED daytime lights, climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, auto lights, auto wipers, auto-dim mirror, Bilstein suspension, strut tower brace, DSC, TCS, AFS, LDWS, LSD, safety pack