Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and a few of the experts at Miata.net, we now understand a fair 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 purchasers keep their loan and send others rushing to the dealer for a 2018 model. We called an agent for Mazda U.S.A. who refused to confirm the credibility of the dripped document, however that’s foregone conclusion in a circumstance 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 horse power that much without increasing torque? You have to spin the engine harder. The existing car has actually come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm tough redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documents supplied to dealerships refers to the “increased rev capability” 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 larger intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both consumption and exhaust systems will have higher circulation and there is a new throttle body. These are the kind 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 potential fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are often heavier and they are always more intricate. Mazda claims it’s to handle some of the sound, vibration, and cruelty issues induced by the more effective engine. Another annoyance: Drivers who want to listen to compact discs will not be pleased to hear that the CD player is entered the brand-new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is meant to decrease pedestrian casualties at the cost 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 huge offer for those of us who are on the middle-to-outer ranges of human percentage. There’s also 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 offered for Miatas in Canada do not exactly match the US-market ones. Their trim levels of GX (base), GS (mid-tier) and GT are comparable, but not similar, 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 requirement. Exactly what this indicates for the 50-state market is any person’s guess. Will we lose Sport, leaving us with just 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. Generally, 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 expected to begin production in May 2018. We currently approximate a release date at some point in July. Notable competitors include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.