Mazda BT-50 (2006–2010)

Model History

September 2006

Mazda BT-50 launched

It comes with a new turbocharged 2.5-litre diesel with 143PS and 330Nm of torque. Euro 4 compliant engine gives up to 34.1 mpg on the Combined Cycle. Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser available. Prices start from just £12,353 (Retail on-the-road) and £10,544 + VAT for Commercial buyers.

BT-50 line-up for UK market features four models – two Single Cab versions with a 2280 mm long cargo bed and a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, and a pair of four-wheel drive Double Cab models with a 1530 mm long cargo bed and choice of TS or TS2 equipment levels. Measuring 5,075 mm in overall length, the new BT-50 is 70 mm longer than its predecessor, while the taller cargo box sides (+ 60 mm) and upgraded rear suspension, enable the 4x4 models to carry a load of up to 1,212 kg.

All 4x4 models have a limited-slip differential in the rear axle, and a larger transfer case to efficiently translate the higher torque into improved traction. The car-like comfort of the new Mazda BT-50 is the result of numerous improvements, including upgraded front suspension, significant reductions in wind and engine noise at source, larger more supportive seats with a raised hip-point, higher specification audio systems and the availability of climate control air-conditioning.

02-08-2007: New 156PS, 3.0-litre TDCi engine went on sale.

October 2008

BT-50 range upgraded

The refined, upgraded Mazda BT-50 introduces a new range-topping ‘Intrepid’ model with a 3.0-litre, 156PS turbo diesel engine, five-speed automatic transmission and leather interior.

All upgraded models inherit the athletic looks of the previous model, while incorporating a further touch of brawny truck toughness into the exterior design. Combined with a broader range of exterior colours, the refreshed appearance conveys rugged reliability and an even stronger on-road presence.

The five-strong range of upgraded Mazda BT-50 models is priced from £10,830.74 (Commercial Vehicle, on-the-road) for the 4x2 Single Cab and rise to £18,680.96 (CV OTR) for the new range-topping 4x4 Double Cab 3.0 Intrepid model.

All upgraded Mazda BT-50 models feature a new bonnet and grille, revised headlamps and a new front bumper design. The side-view of the upgraded Mazda BT-50 is also bolder and simpler, with Double Cab models featuring body-coloured flared wheelarches. A new, 16-inch, deep-recess alloy wheel design is standard on Double Cab TS 2 and Intrepid models.

Delivering more power and more torque for even greater towing ability, the 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine generates a maximum power output of 156PS at 3200rpm, and immensely exploitable maximum torque of 380Nm at just 1800rpm. All 4-wheel drive Mazda BT-50s have a class-leading braked towing capacity of 3000kg.

The new Mazda BT-50 4x4 Double Cab 3.0 Intrepid now heads-up the range with luxuries such as full leather trim, air conditioning and an MP3-compatible 6-CD autochanger with auxiliary jack input and six speakers. In addition to the leather trim, exclusive to the model are a stainless steel rear bumper bar and unique B-pillar trims, BT-50 branded scuff plates, a durable load-bed liner and privacy glass to the rear windows. The Intrepid logo features as a bold graphic on the front doors.

Buyers of Single Cab, Double Cab TS and Double Cab TS 2 models will enjoy power provided by the popular 143ps, 330Nm 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine which is carried over unchanged, together with a five-speed manual gearbox, and delivers outstanding fuel economy of up to 39.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle.

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