Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and some of the experts at Miata.net, we now know 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 details that will make some purchasers keep their cash and send others hurrying to the dealer for a 2018 model. We contacted an agent for Mazda USA who chose not to verify the credibility of the dripped file, but that’s par for the course in a circumstance like this.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Let’s start with the engine. The power figures are outstanding– 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 existing car has come in for some criticism because its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documentation provided to dealers describes the “increased rev capability” 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 consumption and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both consumption and exhaust systems will have greater flow and there is a new throttle body. These are the sort 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 possible fly in the lotion: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are frequently heavier and they are constantly more intricate. Mazda claims it’s to handle a few of the sound, vibration, and cruelty concerns induced by the more powerful engine. Another annoyance: Drivers who like to listen to cds will not be pleased to hear that the CD player is gone in the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The two huge changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is meant to reduce pedestrian fatalities at the expense of whatever consume you take place 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 of us who are on the middle-to-outer varieties of human percentage. There’s also a rearview video camera 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 don’t precisely 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 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 3 different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Generally, US-market cars have actually had fewer color choices 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 anticipated to begin production in May 2018. We currently estimate a release date sometime in July. Noteworthy rivals include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.