Mazda MX-5 old vs new - specifications

 Mk1MkIII
On the road price/total as tested£14,249^£21,195/£21,195
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)N/AN/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rateN/A£1,060/£2,120
Insurance group1227
Road tax band/annual costN/A/£190I/£175
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceN/A£143/£190/£186
Length/wheelbase3,947/2,225mm4,020/2,330mm
Height/width1,235/1,675mm1,255/1,720mm
Engine4cyl/1,597cc4cyl/1,999cc
Peak power 114/6,500 bhp/rpm158/7,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 135/5,500 Nm/rpm188/5,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd man/rwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel45 litres/sp. saver50 litres/sealant
Boot capacity 125 litres150 litres
Kerbweight940kg1,165kg
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers9,000 miles/15912.5k miles/159
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/pointsN/AN/A
0-62mph9.5 secs7.6 secs
Top speed117mph132mph
Govt urban/extra-urban/comb econ 29.1/46.0/36.2mpg*26.9/47.8/37.1mpg
Claimed CO2/tax bracketN/A181g/km/25%
Airbags/Isofix mountingsNo/noFour/yes
Air-con/folding metal roofNo/noYes/yes
Alloy wheels/cruise controlYes/noYes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability controlNo/noYes/yes
Aux in/Bluetooth connectionNo/no£500/yes
Electric windows/power-steeringYes/yesYes/yes

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