Mazda MX-5: what’s new for 2023


Mazda MX-5: what’s new for 2023
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It changes while remaining the same Mazda MX-5. the model year 2023 introduces new details on ND generation. Details ranging from color proposals for the bodywork to two special editions. From the Driver Assistance package to Kinematic Posture Control. The roadster – together with the RF variant with hard roof that can be opened in 13 seconds – will continue to be offered on the market with the already popular engines, the naturally aspirated petrol engines 1.5 liter 132 HP And 2 liter 184 HPboth without the need to use a particulate filter to contain CO2 emissions.

The update to the range of Mazda MX-5 it interests details that do not affect the substance of the roadster, on the contrary, a modification is capable of improve the sound of the aspiration perceived in the passenger compartment. Already present on the 2-litre SkyActiv 184 HP, the Induction Sound Enhancer is also introduced on the 1.5-litre with 152 Nm of torque. The fourth-generation Miata access engine to the world ensures gratifying performance, beyond the absolute numbers: 8″3 the time on zero-hundred per hour, 204 km/h the top speed. The masses involved remain unchanged, just 1,001kg in the lightest configuration of the MX-5 1.5 SkyActiv.

Higher performance is able to give the 2.0 184 HP and 205 Nm of torque: 6″5 in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, top speed 219 km/h. For a highly confirmed technique and guarantee of a fun drive, space for stylistic innovations. The Zircon Sand body color with soft top brown is a new entry and replaces the Polymetal Gray with red top.

In the price list of Mazda MX-5 2023alongside the newly named trims Prime-Line, Exclusive-Line, Homura, Mazda introduces special editions Khazars And Kizuna. Both with Nappa leather interior upholstery – Terracotta color on Kazari, white on Kizuna – match the Kazari brown, Kizuna blue soft top (in RF configuration the hardtop is black on both). In addition, they offer Driver Assistance as standard, a package otherwise optional on Exclusive-Line and Homura.

To the standard Adas equipment of the i-Activsense, the Driver Assistance adds the detection of road signs, driver fatigue and, importantly, automatic emergency braking in the city which also operates in reverse. The standard equipment of the Mazda MX-5 2023 it is enriched by adaptive LED matrix headlights.

Mazda MX-5 Kazari And Kizuna they declare the same price list, from 34,450 euros in 1.5 liter roadster configuration, 36,450 euros with the 2.0 engine; in the RF version, from 36,950 euros and 38,950 euros. The choice is a matter of taste between the color combinations.

Going back to caring for the driving dynamics, delight of the Mazda MX-5Kinematic Posture Control is a use of stability control aimed at limiting excessive load transfers from the rear axle to the front axle: by intervening on the rear brakes, the electronics ensure greater stability when braking and cornering, controlling rear axle lift .

To the chapter trim, the care reserved by the top-of-the-range Homura set-up is worthy of note. Said how the limited slip rear differential is standard on Mazda MX-5 2.0 already in Exclusive-Line set-up, the Homura 2.0 adds Bilstein shock absorbers, the strut brace, the Brembo braking system and BBS forged rims. The latter solution, which on the 1.5-liter engine is signed by Rays and in the 16-inch rather than 17-inch size. The last gem of the Homura set-up: the Recaro seats and the interior with leather and Alcantara upholstery.

The price list prices of the ordinary set-ups starts from 29,900 euros of the 1.5-liter Prime-Line roadster, from 34,950 euros for the Mazda MX-5 2.0 Exclusive Line. The top of the range Homura is positioned at 35,450 euros in the 1.5-liter roadster configuration, 38,850 euros for the 2-liter roadster. At 32,950 euros we find the MX-5 1.5 Exclusive Line.

The proposal Mazda MX-5RFhowever, starts from 32,250 euros in Prime-Line 1.5-litre setup, the intermediate step Exclusive-Line starts at 35,450 euros, and the top of the range Homura starts at 37,950 euros. With a 2-litre engine, Exclusive-Line starts at 37,450 euros, Homura from 41,350 euros.

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