BBR has increased the output of the engine from the stock 158 bhp to 180 bhp, while torque is up by 20 lb-ft.
British tuner BBR has a long history of providing power upgrades for Mazda models, and their most recent project is for the MX-5. This week they’ve announced the Super 180 upgrade for the 2.0i Mazda Mk3 / MK3.5 MX-5 that adds a stainless steel exhaust manifold, 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust center section with high-flow metallic sports cat and center silencer, a StarChip ECU remapping, high-flow performance panel air filter and a stainless steel rear silencer with adjustable 3.5-inch tailpipes.
After fitting all of these new components to the MX-5, BBR increased the standard output of the engine from 158 bhp (117 kW) to 180 bhp (134 kW). In addition, the torque figure has also gone up by 20 lb-ft (27 Nm) to 159 lb-ft (215 Nm) at 4,250 rpm, which is 750 rpm lower than the standard model.
All these goodies will set you back 1,995 pounds (without VAT).
Full details in the press release below.