Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and a few of the experts at Miata.net, we now understand quite a bit more about how the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, as well as a couple of other pieces of information that will make some buyers keep their cash and send out others hurrying to the car dealership for a 2018 model. We contacted an agent for Mazda U.S.A. who refused to confirm the credibility of the leaked file, but that’s foregone conclusion in a scenario like this.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Let’s start with the engine. The power figures are impressive– 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 horsepower that much without increasing torque? You have to spin the engine harder. The present car has actually come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the paperwork supplied to dealerships describes the “increased rev capability” of the revised engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter connecting rods, and a new crankshaft are simply part of it. The 2019 engine will have larger consumption and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have greater flow and there is a new throttle body. These are the type of changes that racers have been making on Miatas for twenty-plus years now, however the new ND2 Miata will have them from the factory.
One prospective fly in the lotion: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are frequently heavier and they are always more complicated. Mazda declares it’s to deal with a few of the noise, vibration, and cruelty issues induced by the more powerful engine. Another annoyance: Drivers who like to listen to compact discs will not be pleased to hear that the CD gamer is entered the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is indicated to lower pedestrian casualties at the expense of whatever consume 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 series of human percentage. There’s likewise a rearview cam now for when you’re backing your SCCA National Solo Miata as much as 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 similar, but not similar, 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 standard. What this implies for the 50-state market is anybody’s guess. Will we lose Sport, leaving us with just 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. Generally, US-market cars have had less color choices than Canadian cars, so there is nothing to recommend 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 begin production in May 2018. We currently approximate a release date sometime in July. Noteworthy competitors consist of the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.