260 km later and i have to say, this is much more a BMW X3 competitor than anything else. For those interested, 225 km/h on the German Autobahn is possible without much "strain", it goes a lot better, than one would expect from a 200 PS, 1,9t SUV. And it sits very comfortable at high speeds, something i absolutely did not expect from Mazda. Brakes are good, even multiple hard braking attempts from over 200 km/h are no safety issue - they are starting to "judder"...but that's pretty normal.
Overall i like it - yes, the Gearbox has had some "pause for thoughts" occasionally while rolling to a traffic light, but i don't mind it. You hear a lot of noises, one maybe does not expect, there is even a faint Turbo flutter ("stututu") and many different sounds around boost pressure. Shifting 5-6 at ~ 2000 RPM produces a faint "snarl" that apparently has to do with switching between low and high pressure mode (according to the workshop master, that happens to be the principal of that dealer as well). I like it a lot, the car really "involves" you in to driving it. Jinba Ittai, as Mazda calls it and i personally think you can really feel that. The only real downside is the differential on the RWD 200 HP version, the TCS does not do a good job in braking the inner wheel so it doesn't spin. CX-60 with the LSD from an MX-5, that would be something
Matrix LED is actually on par with the Multibeam Mercedes has (except the "Ultra Range" as Mercedes calls it, 600 Meters High Beam) and Mazda has done a better Job with 16 LEDs per side masking the individual LEDs, than Mercedes has with the 84 per Side.
Consumption over the 260 km was around 5,8 l /100 km and i absolutely did not drive it economical in any way. And the Barcelona tests showed, the trip computer seems to add 0,5 l/100 km.
Overall i think it's a very good car for the price point - sure, there's a a few little things that could be done a lot better, but i guess that's exactly the price difference...