The new Miata gets the one thing enthusiasts have been asking for: more power!
As we were suggesting the CX-5 to be refreshed with a new turbocharged engine, Mazda focused on their highly liked Miata. The Mazda Miata have been a car favorite for some time now and the latest model looks to work on that success. The new MX-5, code named ND2, will carry a new engine under the hood, a more powerful engine that is. This comes after Mazda has admitted they falsified tests regarding fuel efficiency and emissions. We look at the engine, and other specifications of this fourth-generation roadster.
Fourth-generation Mazda Miata engine
Previous generation used a SkyActiv-G engine which was a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder which produced roughly 155 horsepower. Although, the HP may seem low, the car is lightweight and tuned to accelerate very quickly. The model being released boosts the horsepower by 26 for a total of 181 horsepower in this Japanese roadster. The engine being placed in the Miata features larger, but lighter components which help keep weight down, but power up.
Handling and Acceleration
This vehicle is known for its quickness mostly due to the small body style. Majority of the weight is placed in the central of the car to allow for balance and smooth handling. The steering wheel was also revamped and provides telescoping ability. Mazda has tried to keep the nostalgic burst of speed alive with the newest model by adding features to provide more horsepower, efficient weight and tuned driving.
Other exciting additions
A more powerful engine requires more exhaust, which Mazda realized and they decided to redesign the exhaust pipe on the Miata. Technology features were also introduced, one of them being a backup camera which is now required on vehicles. Another feature is traffic sign recognition, which allows for speed to be viewed from inside your car. Miata is an excellent choice for quick, manual and tech filled for even a daily driver.
The MX-5 starts off $25,295 which included the new and improved engine. There is many different trims to choose and include different performance, and tech specs. The vehicles are available for purchase and have begun deliveries.