Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and some of the insiders at Miata.net, we now understand 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 info that will make some buyers hold onto their loan and send out others hurrying to the dealership for a 2018 model. We contacted a representative for Mazda USA who chose not to verify the credibility of the leaked document, but that’s foregone conclusion 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 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 present car has come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documents provided to dealerships refers to the “increased rev capacity” 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 bigger intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have greater flow and there is a brand-new throttle body. These are the sort of changes that racers have been making on Miatas for twenty-plus years now, however the brand-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 often heavier and they are always more complex. Mazda declares it’s to handle some of the noise, vibration, and harshness problems brought on by the more powerful engine. Another annoyance: Drivers who like to pay attention 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 2 huge changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is meant to minimize pedestrian casualties at the expense of whatever consume you happen 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 ranges of human percentage. There’s likewise 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 readily 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 comparable, but 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 mix as requirement. What this indicates 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 three different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Traditionally, US-market cars have had fewer 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 anticipated to start production in May 2018. We presently approximate a release date at some point in July. Notable rivals include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.