Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and some of the experts at Miata.net, we now understand a fair bit more about how the brand-new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, along with a couple of other pieces of information that will make some purchasers hold onto their cash and send others hurrying to the car dealership for a 2018 model. We called a representative for Mazda U.S.A who refused to confirm the validity of the leaked document, but 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 remarkable– 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 actually 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 documentation supplied 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 intake and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have greater circulation 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 prospective fly in the ointment: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are typically much heavier and they are constantly more intricate. Mazda claims it’s to deal with some of the sound, vibration, and cruelty problems induced by the more powerful engine. Another inconvenience: Drivers who want to listen to cds will not be pleased to hear that the CD gamer is entered the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is indicated to decrease pedestrian casualties at the cost of whatever drink 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 big deal for those of us who are on the middle-to-outer series of human proportion. There’s also a rearview camera now for when you’re backing your SCCA National Solo Miata as much as 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 comparable, 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 combination as requirement. Exactly what this means 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 different colors of leather in the RF Grand Touring. Traditionally, US-market cars have had fewer color choices than Canadian cars, so there is 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 currently approximate a release date at some point in July. Noteworthy rivals include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.