A road trip with the Mazda MX-5 RF through Norway. Is there anything more beautiful? Breathtaking fjord landscapes, the longest road tunnel in the world and an unforgettable interplay of elements. After the first tour 2015 from Munich to Nice was so successful, Mazda sent two more Auto Bild readers to experience this wonderful adventure. In four stages with altogether approx. 960 km from Bergen to Kristiansund the participants were able to face this genuine automotive adventure and experience all the advantages of the Mazda MX-5 RF.
Anyone who has not yet been to Norway cannot imagine what natural spectacle was waiting for the participants. From soaring mountains to dramatic waterfalls and massive glaciers, the entire beauty of the southern Norwegian landscape was on offer. The participants particularly enjoyed the special highlight, the crossing of the Hardanger Bridge over the graceful Eidfjord. “It's unbelievable that the Norwegians only built it for four and a half years,” says one of the two amazed.
With the Mazda MX-5 RF it went into the curves of the specially selected route. An absolute celebration for all curve fans, because the Mazda MX-5 RF is on the road like a go-kart and looks so outrageously good. With its revving 160 PS strong 2.0-liter petrol engine, the 1120 Kilo lightweight two-seater is perfectly motorized. This fits the crisp six-speed manual and precise steering. This makes every curve in Norway even more fun. No wonder that hundreds of thousands of tourists rush onto this spectacular serpentine road each year. But most of them do not drive in one of the chic mazdas. Bad luck for them, luck for the two adventurers.
Eleven hairpin bends lead to a height of 620 meters and allow a great view over the Geirangerfjord. How good that the Mazda MX-5 RF is a convertible. Rooftop and enjoy the view is the motto. “Even though, as an old MX-5 driver, I actually love the purism of the roadster, I think the Targa roof is great!” so one of the two drivers. An acrylic wind deflector behind the headrests holds back drafts while driving. Cozy!
The Atlantic Road between Molde and Kristiansund can also be seen and is one of the most interesting routes in Norway. Above all, it impresses with its characteristic Storseisund Bridge with a height of 23 meters. But how does it always say so beautifully? You have to stop when it is most beautiful. But the participants were certain that these would not be the last cornering adventures they would chase after in the Mazda MX-5 RF. “The MX-5 has grown up without losing its fun factor. And with this terrific tour through Norway we climbed the next level of the road trip with him. “What we would give to experience this feeling!
Information on fuel consumption, CO2 emission and power consumption in accordance with the 1999 / 94 / EC directive: Fuel consumption / CO2 emissions for the Mazda MX-5 RF SKYACTIV-G 160: Combined fuel consumption *: 6,9 l / 100 km; CO2 emissions in the combined test cycle *: 161 g / km. CO2 efficiency class **: F
* Information on fuel consumption, CO2 emission and power consumption in accordance with Directive 1999 / 94 / EC: The values stated were determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure (§ 2 Nos. 5, 6, 6a Passenger Car EnVKV in the currently valid version). CO2 emissions resulting from the production and provision of the fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions under the 1999 / 94 / EC Directive. The details do not relate to a single vehicle and are not part of the offer, but serve only for comparison purposes between the different vehicle types. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle are not only dependent on the efficient use of fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Deviating values can also result in practice from environmental influences, road and traffic conditions as well as vehicle condition, additional equipment and vehicle load.
Further information on official fuel consumption and official specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars can be found in the "Fuel Consumption, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of New Passenger Cars" guide available at all Mazda outlets, Mazda Motors (Deutschland) GmbH and DAT is available free of charge.
** CO2 efficiency, determined on the basis of measured CO2 emissions taking into account the mass of the vehicle.