Up to 190bhp for Mazda MX-5 with BBR upgrades

Mazda MX-5 BBR

British tuning firm BBR has boosted the performance of the new Mazda MX-5, with the top ‘Super 190’ package increasing the output from the 2.0-litre version by 30bhp to 190bhp in total.

This is done by fitting a cold air intake, a sports exhaust system and ECU upgrades. Although the MX-5 has only been on the market a short while, BBR has been hard at work on the Mazda 3’s similar 2.0-litre petrol to get a head-start.

There’s a boost in torque too, with the 2.0 getting an extra 32Nm, for a total of 239Nm. There are suspension and brake upgrads too, with 30mm lower springs and a set of high-performance brake pads available for £495 and £195 respectively.

The ‘Super 190’ power upgrade costs £1,995, but there is also a ‘Super 175+’ upgrade which ups power to 177bhp for £495. Both of these are for the 2.0-litre engine, but there’s also a £495 ‘Super 160’ that gives the 1.5-litre unit an extra 21bhp, for a new total of 158bhp. 

All of BBR’s tuning kits are supplied fully fitted, but you can also order DIY versions that will save you some money – if you’ve got the skills to fit them yourself.

All the upgrades are fully reversible and MOT compliant.

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