Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealership in Canada and a few of the insiders at Miata.net, we now understand a fair bit more about how the brand-new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, in addition to a couple of other pieces of details that will make some purchasers hold onto their loan and send out others hurrying to the dealer for a 2018 model. We contacted an agent for Mazda U.S.A who chose not to validate the validity of the dripped document, however that’s par for the course in a scenario like this.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine
Let’s begin 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 horsepower that much without increasing torque? You need to spin the engine harder. The existing car has actually come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm difficult redline was 400rpm below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documentation provided to dealers describes the “increased rev capacity” of the modified engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter linking rods, and a brand-new crankshaft are just part of it. The 2019 engine will have bigger consumption and exhaust ports and a high-lift camshaft. Both intake and exhaust systems will have greater flow 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 lotion: For 2019, the Miata will have a dual-mass flywheel. These are typically heavier and they are constantly more complex. Mazda claims it’s to manage a few of the sound, vibration, and harshness issues induced by the more powerful engine. Another annoyance: Drivers who want to pay attention to compact discs will not be pleased to hear that the CD player is entered the new car.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Features
The 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is implied to minimize 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 steering wheel. The ND’s cockpit is noticeably tighter than that of its predecessor so this is a big offer for those of us who are on the middle-to-outer varieties of human percentage. There’s also a rearview electronic 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 precisely match the US-market ones. Their trim levels of GX (base), GS (mid-tier) and GT are similar, 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 indicates for the 50-state market is anybody’s guess. Will we lose Sport, leaving us with simply 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 had less color alternatives 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 estimate a release date at some point in July. Noteworthy competitors include the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.