• Apr 9th 2007 at 3:01PM
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Introduced as one of the many "concepts" Mazda trotted out for the 2007 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Roadster Mazdaspeed M'z Tune has shed that part of its moniker and is now available through Mazda's Japanese stores as of April 6. A product of Mazda E&T (Engineering & Technology), the M'z tune sheds its open-spoke 5-star wheels and fender-mounted side extractor vents in the transition from concept to production vehicle. 10-spoke alloys and a regular, vent-free fender appear on the customer cars, and the concept's Mazdaspeed badging is carried through.

[Source: Mazda]

The car begins its life as a 6-speed manual-equipped Roadster RS soft-top, which E&T uses as the building block upon which to create the sporty-minded M'z Tune. A revised ECU perks things up under the hood, and the car's suspension is the recipient of tweaks aplenty to dial the Roadster's already capable handling characteristics to a higher level. These include height-adjustable Bilstein shocks, Mazdaspeed sport springs, Mazdaspeed brake pads, and a full Mazdaspeed aero package.

In addition to the 2.0L engine's reprogramming, a new flywheel is fitted, and breathing is improved thanks to changes to the intake and a new sport exhaust system. Low to midrange power is improved, though no specific numbers are given (at least we weren't able to glean any from the translated Japanese press release). Inside, new sport seats are the centerpieces of the black interior, which also features accent bits like Mazdaspeed scuff panels in the doorsills and a similarly-branded shift knob. The only exterior color offered is metallic silver, and the Roadster Mazdaspeed M'z Tune carries a home-market price tag of ¥3,150,000 (which directly translates to around $26,486 USD).

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I love my early Miata but this is snoresville these new cars are. Almost all the stuff in that package are Mazdaspeed dealer add-ons in the US. Which brings the grand total of your cloth top miata to well over $30k!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love the M'z Tune stuff, wish it came to the US. If anyone knows how to import the products reply here, all of my resources can't get the M'z Tune Mazdaspeed Atenza stuff for me.

      Lets hope there is a new Mazdaspeed Miata to follow.
      • 8 Years Ago
      More power please.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If they made a 240 hp Miata, I'd trade in my S2000.
      • 8 Years Ago
      25 months driving 04 MSM Miata 89,000 miles
      100+AutoX Runs (4-6k Rpm) drifting & burning 7 states
      20+ runs @ Houston Raceway Park Texas
      Daily burn outs, 6th set tires waiting in garage!
      2 cracked windshields due to "body twisting"
      3 cracked/bent rims (drivers fault)
      $100 Glass Pack-straight through muffler
      $30 used RFL Blow Off Valve
      $10 KN Cone Air Filter 2 Replace BOX filter
      Most reliable car owned(better than diesel benz too)
      • 8 Years Ago

      Ruin your warranty, destroy your gas mileage, lower your reliability, especially if you don't have the FI professionally tuned and installed...

      I can totally understand wanting a Miata @ 240+hp, but in all honesty, my '04 Mazdaspeed is very, very fun already.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I rather enjoy my '05 MSM with 200+ at the wheels, Still reliable and who cares about warranties
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