Mazda MX-5 RF 2017: we analyzed the keys of the variant with a retractable hardtop

Mazda MX-5 RF 2017

we Analyze the 5 keys to the new Mazda MX-5 RF 2017.

The landing of the first units of the Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 in the concessionaires of Spanish is imminent. The official presentation has already taken place in our country (the brand has chosen Barcelona as the setting for his debut) and is already on sale. A few hours ago, we’ve given you to know all the prices of the Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) for the Spanish market.

however, and taking advantage of the launch of the new variant with retractable hard top, seems to us very interesting to continue exploring all the innovations that offers us this model that comes to enrich the offer of the roadster’s most popular world. Mazda has been able to “reinvent” their jewel in the crown, and although the work has not been easy, the result is obvious.

We have before us a variant that is positioned as a very interesting option with respect to the own Mazda MX-5. And not just for the obvious improvement to the level of acoustic and thermal insulation, but some added that Mazda has made thinking in the european drivers, and that offer a plus of comfort for daily driving.

Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 - posterior

Mazda MX-5 RF, are already available from the 27.500€.

1. The retractable hard top the world’s fastest

retractable hard top is divided into a total of three sections. And on this basis, unique in its kind, offers faster opening of the market as can be opened or closed in just 13 seconds. We can even operate the system from opening or closing while moving (only forward) as long as not overcome the 10 km/h of speed.

The drive is pretty comfortable since you just have to use a controller located in the center console. When you open the roof, we will be witnesses of how the front section and central of the same, along with the rear window, they are hidden behind the seats. For their part, the pillars rear roof targa back to its outer position,.

2. Tuning of suspension, brakes and steering

Because it has increased the weight of the vehicle and its height, the engineers of Mazda have done an overhaul on the chassis and other elements so that their behavior is not affected by these changes. Both the suspension as the steering and brakes have been adjusted to provide a driving more accurate.

Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 - lateral

So does the retractable hard top variant RF Mazda MX-5.

In the case of the power steering, dual electrical and pinion, with the changes made to get better linearity and a superior touch. For its part, the brake booster has been optimized to offer a transitions more smooth between the forces of acceleration.

3. The trunk is barely altered

Yes, it is obvious that the Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 (like his brother with canvas roof) will not offer a trunk generous in which to be able to introduce numerous travel luggage, however, and contrary to what you might expect, the new MX-5 RF doesn’t lose charging capacity with respect to the model “Soft Top”. Clocated 127 litres.

this figure Is quite respectable, if we take into account the type of vehicle with which we find ourselves. In addition, so that we were able to test in our first contact with the MX-5 RF in Barcelona, its trunk has enough space for two travel luggage as well as two backpacks.

Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 - maletero

Their luggage cubes 127 litres. There are hardly any changes with regard to the model of ceiling canvas.

4. Efficient engines and high performance

The range of engines of the new Mazda MX-5 RF benefits from all the blocks already seen in the MX-5 with a roof of canvas. We talk about a selection of engines that deliver a really interesting relationship between performance and consumption. And to them we must add the introduction of an automatic change. This is the first time that will be offered in the old continent since we came to the market with the current generation of the roadster Mazda.

In the following table you can see the detail of all the figures cast by the engines of the new Mazda MX-5 RF 2017:

Motor Cambio Acceleration (0-100 km/h) maximum Speed (km/h) Consumption combined (l/100 km) CO2 emissions (g/km)
1.5 SKYACTIV-G 131 HP Manual 6v 8,6 seg 203 6,1 142
2.0 SKYACTIV-G 160 HP Manual 6v 7,4 seg 215 6,9 161
2.0 SKYACTIV-G 160 HP Automatic 6v 8,4 194 7,2 167

Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 - frontal

The Mazda MX-5 RF 2017 will be available with a gearbox six-speed automatic.

5. Reaches the range change automatic

In Europe, the Mazda MX-5 RF will be the only model of the range MX-5 that offers the possibility of setting up a automatic gearbox. Will be available exclusively for the motor 2.0 SKYACTIV-G 160 HP. The six-speed automatic transmission has a control block from the second gear and a slip control from the third relationship. In addition, it has a selector that is actuated so very comfortable and it helps to increase the sensitivity of the changes.