/2019 Mazda MX-5 (US-Spec) Gets Power and Tech Upgrade

2019 Mazda MX-5 (US-Spec) Gets Power and Tech Upgrade

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Responding rather quietly to what their customers have been asking for the last two years, Mazda has implemented a number of upgrades on the latest iteration of the Miata. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 comes with 17 percent more power and new high-tech equipment for improved convenience and safety. 

Adding more power to the MX-5 kind of goes against the car’s whole philosophy which is to achieve greatness through a perfect balance low weight, moderate power and managed expectations. But people have been asking for it, and so 2019 Mazda MX-5 gets a boost SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine and now offers 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Apparently the engineers have done some real hard-core technical work on the engine to achieve the extra oomph and also increase the redline to 7,500 rpm.

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Among the less boring technical work they have done we can mention the addition of a new exhaust system with a richer noise and a higher final drive ratio for the transmission. But besides the power upgrade the 2019 Mazda MX-5 also comes with a new brown soft top for those who are tired of black, and it gets new black metallic 17-inch wheels, a newly telescoping steering wheel (30mm of travel), easier-to-open doors and revised door stops and revised cupholders and seat levers as well.

In terms of more techy features, the 2019 Miata comes with a new, standard rearview camera and newly available features such as Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart City Brake Support in addition to other i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Mazda mentions that the new equipment adds 7lbs to the weight of the car, but you can alleviate that by not having lunch.

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