New Black Limited Editions from MazdaNew additions to MX-5 and Mazda 2 ranges

31 July 2011

Mazda MX-5 Black limited edition

The Black editions of the MX-5 and Mazda 2 are inspired by the MX-5 GT racing car

Mazda has announced a pair of limited edition Black models, based on popular versions of the MX-5 and the Mazda 2.

Inspired by the Mazda MX-5 GT racing car, both MX-5 and Mazda 2 Black editions feature striking colour combinations and extra equipment.

See what the Mazda MX-5 and Mazda 2 are up against in their respective sports/convertible and supermini classes

Mazda MX-5 Sport Black edition

The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black edition is based on the existing 2.0i Sport Tech Roadster Coupé.

Mazda MX-5 Black Limited Edition

Despite the name, the Mazda MX-5 Black edition comes in some brighter alternatives to black

This means a 158bhp petrol engine, six-speed manual gearbox and electric folding hard top roof that retracts in just 12 seconds are all standard issue. You also get a choice of Spirited Green metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent or Velocity Red mica paint, all complimented by contrast Brilliant Black roof finish and gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin features black leather upholstery with sand coloured stitching, Piano Black trim, and Limited Edition floor mats – in addition to the usual Sport Tech goodies including Bose stereo, climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control and front fog lights.

With Black Limited Edition badging on the outside and a numbered plaque on the inside, just 500 examples will be made. Priced at £22,995 the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black is a modest £360 more than a regular Sport Tech equivalent.

Read the full review of the Mazda MX-5

Mazda 2 Black

The Mazda 2 Black also comes in some quite fruity colours

Mazda 2 Black edition

The Limited Edition Mazda 2 Black is based on the existing 1.3-litre five-door Tamura model.

With a similar colour palette to the MX-5, this is available in True Red non-metallic, Spirited Green metallic and Crystal White Pearlescent – each finished with a black vinyl roof, matt black 16-inch alloys and tinted glass.

The engine produces 83bhp – presumably the reason it doesn’t get a Sport badge as part of its name – but you still get a black-with-red-piping Sport interior, Limited Edition floor mats, rear sports bumper trim and front fog lights.

Fitted kit includes climate control, Bluetooth and all-round electric windows, and again there is Black edition badging and a numbered plaque.

Just 618 of the Limited Edition Mazda 2 Black are set for sale, priced at £12,395 for the True Red version and £12,815 for the other colours, which is not a huge amount over the £11,830 cost of an ordinary Tamura.

You can read how the Mazda 2 rated in the Which? Car full review.

Both special edition Mazda Black models are available to buy now.

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