Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and a few of the insiders at Miata.net, we now know a fair bit more about how the new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will make its power, as well as a couple of other pieces of information that will make some buyers hold onto their money and send others rushing to the dealer for a 2018 model. We got in touch with a representative for Mazda U.S.A. who refused to verify the credibility of the leaked document, but 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 remarkable– 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 horsepower that much without increasing torque? You have to spin the engine harder. The current car has come in for some criticism since its 6800-rpm hard redline was 400rpm listed below the redline of the previous-generation NC Miata. Sure enough, the documents provided to dealerships refers to the “increased rev capacity” of the revised engine.
” Ultra-light” pistons, lighter linking 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 new throttle body. These are the sort of changes that racers have actually 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 typically much heavier and they are always more complicated. Mazda claims it’s to manage some of the sound, vibration, and cruelty issues caused by the more effective engine. Another inconvenience: 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 2 big changes outside the powertrain: Smart City Braking System, which is indicated to minimize pedestrian fatalities at the cost of whatever drink you occur to have in your hand or cupholder at the time, and a long-awaited telescoping steering wheel. The ND’s cockpit is visibly 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 likewise a rearview cam 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 similar, however not similar, 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 combination as standard. What this means for the 50-state market is anyone’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. Typically, US-market cars have had less color choices than Canadian cars, so there is absolutely nothing to recommend that the brown top will likewise make it south of the border.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Release Date
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is expected to begin production in May 2018. We presently estimate a release date sometime in July. Noteworthy rivals consist of the FIAT 124 Spider, Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.