2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and some of the insiders 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 few other pieces of information that will make some buyers hold onto their loan and send out others rushing to the car dealership for a 2018 model. We called a representative for Mazda USA who refused to validate the validity of the leaked document, but that’s foregone conclusion in a scenario like this.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Let’s begin with the engine. The power figures are remarkable– 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 actually come in for some criticism because its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the paperwork provided to dealers describes the “increased rev capacity” of the modified engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter connecting rods, and a new crankshaft are simply part of it. The 2019 engine will have bigger intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both consumption and exhaust systems will have higher flow and there is a new throttle body. These are the sort 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 potential fly in the lotion: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are typically much heavier and they are always more intricate. Mazda claims it’s to deal with some of the noise, vibration, and cruelty issues caused by the more effective 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 two big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is implied to lower pedestrian fatalities at the cost 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 significantly tighter than that of its predecessor so this is a huge deal for those people who are on the middle-to-outer varieties of human proportion. There’s also a rearview 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 similar, however 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 mix as requirement. What this suggests for the 50-state market is anyone’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 3 different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Generally, US-market cars have actually had less color alternatives than Canadian cars, so there is absolutely nothing to recommend that the brown top will also make it south of the border.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is expected to begin production in May 2018. We currently approximate a release date sometime in July. Notable rivals include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.