Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and a few of the insiders at Miata.net, we now know a fair bit more about how the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, in addition to a couple of other pieces of details that will make some buyers keep their cash and send out others rushing to the car dealership for a 2018 model. We got in touch with a representative for Mazda U.S.A. who refused to verify the validity of the leaked file, however 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 impressive– 181hp at an as-yet-unspecified engine speed and 151 lb-feet of torque. These are improvements of 26 hp and 3 lb-feet respectively. The only way to increase horsepower that much without increasing torque? You need to spin the engine harder. The current car has come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm difficult redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documentation provided to dealerships refers to the “increased rev capacity” of the revised engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter linking rods, and a new crankshaft are just part of it. The 2019 engine will have larger 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 kind 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 possible fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are typically much heavier and they are always more intricate. Mazda declares it’s to deal with some of the noise, vibration, and cruelty problems 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 player is gone in the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is suggested to reduce pedestrian deaths at the cost of whatever drink you happen to have in your hand or cupholder at the time, and a long-awaited telescoping guiding 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 series of human proportion. There’s likewise a rearview cam 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 available 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 rather 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 any person’s guess. Will we lose Sport, leaving us with simply Club and Grand Touring?
Canadian soft tops will also get an optional brown convertible top and three different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Traditionally, US-market cars have actually had less color options 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. Notable competitors consist of the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.