Feel Alive in the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata at High Falls State Park.

Thirty years ago, Mazda introduced the world to the Miata.  I fell in love with it then, and love it even more today! 
No longer impressed with their current ride, this 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
makes Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe Feel Alive!

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has never been about power; it’s a car whose sole purpose is to help the driver and passenger fall in love with driving. But, a little extra power never hurts, which is one aspect of numerous updates on the 2019 model.  The extra power is import, but is kept low key...similar to  Whiskey Bonding Barns of the 1870s.  Y'all know I love history, so below is a bit for you.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the Whiskey Bonding Barn
in Pike County Georgia.

William Thomas Barker, a farmer in Pike County, Georgia, built the Whiskey Bonding Barn circa 1870. Bonding barns are warehouses for the storage of whiskey, established by Congress in 1868 in order to delay the payment of taxes while the whiskey aged. Constructed soon after the War, this building most likely served as the bonding warehouse for the five distilleries registered in Pike County at the time. With the rise of the temperance movement, the Barn became a storehouse for tenant farmers’ seed and fertilizer for their crops of cotton, grain and corn.

Mazda’s engineers enriched MX-5’s SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine with the goals of improved response, performance, feel and efficiency. The net results are 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm—a 17-percent improvement—and 151 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, with a richer torque curve throughout MX-5’s entire rev range.  

Safehouse Coffee Roasters was listed in New York Magazine's Grub Street Top 58 Coffee Shops in the Nation (2013) and BuzzFeed's 24 U.S. Coffee Shops to Visit Before You Die (2015), so a bit of caffeine was a must!

Speaking of rev range, redline has increased from 6,800 rpm to 7,500 rpm. Engineers were able to increase performance through several means, including:

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

·         Reducing internal mass and friction: Each piston has been reduced 27g in mass, thanks to a minimized skirt area. Connecting rods are 41g lighter than previous units.

·         Reducing exhaust loss: The upgraded engine carries an increased valve opening angle and valve lift height. The inner diameter of the exhaust manifold has also been increased. The net results are a 30-percent reduction in pumping losses.

·         Improved combustion: Reconfigured intake ports and new high-diffusion, higher-pressure fuel injectors improve the tumble and swirl of fuel in the cylinder and better-atomize fuel. The benefit is improved efficiency and torque at all rpm.

·         Dual-mass flywheel: Replacing the single-mass flywheel with a low-inertia, dual-mass flywheel improves smoothness and responsiveness.

·         A new exhaust system with richer sound quality.

·         New final drive ratio: The transmission’s final drive ratio has been increased from 3.454 to 3.583 in models equipped with an automatic transmission in order to improve linear response to match the driver’s intentions. Gear ratios are otherwise unchanged from previous models.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata grew wings, y'all!
Mr. MX-5 has a thing for Southern Belles!
Hello Sexy!  The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is everything you dreamed it would be!

As a result of these changes, MX-5 is quicker, more responsive and is totally more engaging to drive, adhering to Mazda’s unique Jinba Ittai—“horse and rider as one”—engineering philosophy.

K9 Officer Buddy is just too sexy for this car!
City of Griffin S.W.A.T. Officers Mike and Josh couldn't let K9 Officer Buddy do it alone.
Thank you for Protecting and Serving, along with helping a member of the community
with her work in the automotive world.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is roomy enough for two officers and their gear!

From city streets to country roads, top down -- and at times -- challenging speed limits whenever I could, Jinba Ittai was my mantra and Feel Alive filled my soul!  #SoulRedCrystal

The Walking Dead fans will recognize this street - Lower Creek Trail.
I was feeling so live in the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata that I decided to
go Zooming for Zombies!

Selfie time -- The 2019 Mazda Mx-5 Miata wanted a shot with the Senoia Water Tower.

And another ... because once is not enough!

The Walking Dead set is located behind the fence.

Three time's a charm ... the 2019 Mazda Mx-5 bids adieu to Senoia, Georgia.

Beyond engine improvements, the 2019 MX-5 introduces an available brown canvas soft top, new black metallic 17-inch wheels, a newly telescoping steering wheel (30mm of travel), easier-to-open doors and revised door stops and revised cup holders and seat levers.

The compact interior of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

On the safety front, the 2019 MX-5 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 found throughout various trim levels. In the process of gaining many new features, the 2019 MX-5 gains just 7 lbs. from previous models, owing to a strict adherence to Mazda’s “Gram Strategy” and ingenious solutions like adopting an aluminum steering shaft in place of the previous steel unit.

Because this ride is sweet as honey, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
visited friends at Blessed Acres Farm.

In order to Feel Alive, you've got to eat healthy. 
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata stocked up at Blessed Acres Farm!
Baby's Got Back, and bees, too!
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata decided to strike a pose with Farmer Brian at Blessed Acres Farm.

The "Honey" Shot!
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata at Blessed Acres Farm.

The trim levels of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 are as follows:


All good things must come to an end ...
Sincerest appreciation to Tamara Mlynarczyk and Mazda USA for the MX-5  experience! 

The 1925 Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast B-55 Caboose
made friends with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
It's a red thing!
The 1925 Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast B-55 Caboose
bids farewell to the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

For more information visit,  www.mazdausa.com.

Photography by Bonnie Morét,  www.bonniemoret.com




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