Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and a few of the insiders at Miata.net, we now know quite a bit more about how the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, in addition to a couple of other pieces of information that will make some buyers keep their loan and send out others hurrying to the dealership for a 2018 model. We got in touch with an agent for Mazda USA who refused to confirm the validity of the leaked document, however that’s par for the course in a scenario 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 enhancements 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 actually come in for some criticism because its 6800-rpm tough redline was 400rpm below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the paperwork offered to dealers describes the “increased rev capacity” of the revised engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter connecting rods, and a new crankshaft are just 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 higher flow and there is a brand-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 potential fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are frequently much heavier and they are constantly more complex. Mazda declares it’s to handle a few of the sound, vibration, and cruelty issues caused by the more powerful engine. Another inconvenience: Drivers who prefer to pay attention to cds will not be pleased to hear that the CD gamer is gone in the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 huge changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is suggested 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 noticeably tighter than that of its predecessor so this is a big deal for those of us 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 offered 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, however not identical, 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 combination as requirement. What this means 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 likewise get an optional brown convertible top and 3 different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Typically, US-market cars have actually had less color options 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 presently approximate a release date sometime in July. Noteworthy competitors include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.