2015 Mazda MX-5 (ND) European Deliveries Slated to Begin in July, BBR Unveils 200 HP Concept

2015 Mazda MX-5 (ND) concept by BBR 1 photo
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Slated to make its proper debut this spring, the stunning 2015 Mazda MX-5 / Miata (ND) concept car from British tuner BBR featured in the photograph above is not only the test bed for an upcoming tuning package, but also a hint toward how much oomph the standard 2.0 mill makes on the fourth-gen MX-5.
BBR is now working on powertrain enhancements for the Japanese roadster, “a program of detailed performance enhancements” that “already commenced” at the tuner’s headquarters in Brackley.

Director Neil Mckay disclosed that his engineers work on a 2.0-liter SkyActive four-cylinder SkyActive motor from a Mazda3, which further confirms that the ND-gen MX-5 / Miata will use it in 165 horsepower format.

Mckay told that his “objective with the all-new MX-5 is to achieve the same 200 bhp output that we can easily enjoy with simple bolt-on components on the current 2.0-liter NC model.

If we’re not wishful thinking here, if the most specialized Mazda MX-5 tuner in Europe used the 3’s 2-liter engine for research and development, it did so because someone at Mazda hinted that the fourth-gen will use the same motor. Otherwise, research and development would've been completely in vain.

That’s an Easter Egg we’ve been waiting for a long time now considering how tight-lipped the Japanese brand is with the long-awaited MX-5 / Miata, even though first deliveries in Western Europe are slated for July this year. BBR further added that “our current customer base requests subtle bodywork alterations, so we are also working hard on these over the coming months.”
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