Updated Mazda MX-5 can become more powerfulMarch 4, 2018
The Japanese compact roadster can be endowed with an 181-horsepower motor.
In the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), information has appeared on the Mazda MX-5 2019 model year with a two-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 181 horsepower.
The declassified data was removed from the MX-5 2019 VIN code from the NHTSA database. Also in the documentation it is reported that a more powerful engine will be the only one for the roadster. Accordingly, next year even the basic equipment of the Mazda MX-5 will be equipped with an 181-horsepower engine.
Recall that a two-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G current version of the MX-5 has a capacity of 155 horsepower.
Unfortunately, the disclosed information does not inform the Skyactiv engine generation for the updated Mazda MX-5 2019. The document specifically states that the motor does not have electrification. Perhaps the 181-strong engine will be related to the third generation of Skyactiv-X, which will also be released in 2019. Previously, the manufacturer Mazda promised that the Skyactiv-X engines could compete with electric cars in terms of the cleanliness of the exhaust, taking into account the generation of electricity from coal-fired power plants.
Those who can not wait for a more powerful Mazda MX-5 2019 model year, can order a package of performance Stage 1 from the British tuning studio BBR. It includes a turbocharger TSX28-67R, allowing to increase the power of the current version of the 1.5-liter roadster engine, which will no longer be in 2019, with 129 hp and 155 Nm to 210 hp and 267 Nm of torque.