Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and some of the experts at Miata.net, we now know a fair bit more about how the brand-new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, in addition to a few other pieces of details that will make some purchasers hold onto their money and send others rushing to the car dealership for a 2018 model. We contacted a representative for Mazda U.S.A who chose not to validate the validity of the dripped file, but that’s par for the course in a situation like this.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Let’s begin with the engine. The power figures are excellent– 181hp at an as-yet-unspecified engine speed and 151 lb-feet of torque. These are enhancements of 26 hp and 3 lb-feet respectively. The only way to increase horse power that much without increasing torque? You need to spin the engine harder. The current car has come in for some criticism due to the fact that its 6800-rpm tough redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the paperwork supplied to dealers refers to the “increased rev capacity” of the modified engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter linking rods, and a brand-new crankshaft are simply part of it. The 2019 engine will have bigger intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have greater circulation and there is a new throttle body. These are the type of changes that racers have actually been making on Miatas for twenty-plus years now, but the new ND2 Miata will have them from the factory.
One possible fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are frequently much heavier and they are always more complex. Mazda claims it’s to handle some of the noise, vibration, and harshness issues induced by the more powerful engine. Another inconvenience: Drivers who like to pay attention to compact discs will not be pleased to hear that the CD gamer is gone in the brand-new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is suggested to decrease pedestrian fatalities at the cost of whatever drink you take place to have in your hand or cupholder at the time, and a long-awaited telescoping steering wheel. The ND’s cockpit is noticeably tighter than that of its predecessor so this is a huge offer for those people who are on the middle-to-outer varieties of human percentage. There’s also a rearview electronic camera now for when you’re backing your SCCA National Solo Miata approximately your tire trailer.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Trim Levels
The trim levels offered for Miatas in Canada don’t exactly match the US-market ones. Their trim levels of GX (base), GS (mid-tier) and GT are comparable, however not identical, to our Sport, Club, and Grand Touring. For 2019, Canada will lose the GX and instead get a better-equipped GS as the base car. They will get a GS-P that has the BBS/Brembo combination as requirement. What this means for the 50-state market is any person’s guess. Will we lose Sport, leaving us with simply Club and Grand Touring?
Canadian soft tops will likewise get an optional brown convertible top and three various colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Traditionally, US-market cars have had less color choices than Canadian cars, so there is absolutely nothing to suggest that the brown top will likewise make it south of the border.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is anticipated to start production in May 2018. We currently approximate a release date at some point in July. Noteworthy rivals include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.