2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and some of the experts at Miata.net, we now know a fair bit more about how the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, along with a couple of other pieces of details that will make some buyers hold onto their money 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 chose not to validate the validity of the dripped document, however that’s par for the course in a situation 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 improvements of 26 hp and 3 lb-feet respectively. The only method to increase horse power that much without increasing torque? You need to spin the engine harder. The existing car has actually 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 offered to dealerships describes the “increased rev capability” of the modified engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter connecting rods, and a new crankshaft are just 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 sort of changes that racers have been making on Miatas for twenty-plus years now, but the new ND2 Miata will have them from the factory.
One potential fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are frequently heavier and they are constantly more complicated. Mazda claims it’s to deal with some of the sound, vibration, and harshness issues caused 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 new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is implied to reduce pedestrian casualties at the expense of whatever drink you occur 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 big 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 up to your tire trailer.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Trim Levels
The trim levels available for Miatas in Canada do not 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. Exactly what this suggests for the 50-state market is anyone’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 3 various colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Generally, US-market cars have actually had fewer 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 expected to start production in May 2018. We currently estimate a release date at some point in July. Notable rivals consist of the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.