It’s the 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF reviewed by Amelia. The RF Stands for retractable fastback and Mazda also offers the MX-5 in a soft-top.

It’s the best-sold roadster in the world and has a reputation among car enthusiasts as one of the most interesting driver’s cars.

The latest MX-5 has a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated engine with electronic direct injection. The power rating stands at 118 kW from 6,000 revs and 200 Nm of torque at 4,600 revs.

Engine Specifications

2.0L Petrol (Manual/Auto)

Engine: 2.0L Petrol 
Power: 118 kW @6,000 rpm
Torque: 200 Nm @ 4,600 rpm
Fuel Consumption: 7.1L/100km (combined)

1.5L Petrol (Manual/Auto)

Engine: 1.5L Petrol 
Power: 96 kW @7,000 rpm
Torque: 150 Nm @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel Consumption: 6.4L/100km (combined)



  • Audio System Premium Bose 203 watt amplifier and 9 speakers
  • Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
  • Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
  • Internet radio integration
  • Multi-function commander control
  • Radio AM/FM with Radio Data System (RDS), digital (DAB+)
  • Satellite navigation
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod compatible



  • Air-conditioning Climate control
  • Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets 1
  • Power windows Standard, one touch up/down (front)
  • Rear-view mirror with auto dimming function
  • Vanity mirror Driver & passenger


  • Ambient temperature display
  • Critical function warning lights/chimes
  • Cruise control
  • Driver’s left footrest
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Steering wheel Leather, tilt adjustable
  • Tachometer and electronic odometer/tripmeter
  • Trip computer


  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Advanced keyless push-button engine start
  • Airbags SRS Front (Driver & passenger); Side (front)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic transmission drive selector switch
  • Automatic transmission kickdown switch
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Engine immobiliser
  • High mount stop lamp
  • Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
  • Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Left-hand-side convex (wide angle) exterior mirror
  • Paddle shift gear control
  • Remote central locking Standard, 2 transmitters
  • Seat-belt warning Driver & passenger
  • Seat-belts (front) 3-point lap-sash with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Side impact door beams
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Whiplash-minimising front seats


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