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BBR MX-5 NC Super 180

Regular price £1,045.00 GBP exc VAT £1,254.00 GBP inc VAT
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(2.0-litre NC models only) +24bhp & 18lb.ft



*MOT Compliant with the inclusion of new 4-1 long primary catted manifold 

Previously Super 175 - Updated October 2016

BBR's new budget normally aspirated tuning package for 2005 onwards Mazda MX-5.

  • Offers extremely affordable, exciting and user-friendly performance upgrade
  • Gains an excellent 24 bhp & 18 lb.ft of torque, with increases throughout entire rev range

Following BBR's highly successful MX5 'Super 180' upgrade BBR is pleased to announce an exciting engine tuning package for 2005 onwards MX-5 Mk3 / 3.5 models. Designed to meet the demand for a budget engine upgrade that delivers extra response, power, driveability and excitement.


The BBR's DIY 'Super 180' upgrade for the 2.0i Mazda Mk3 / MK3.5 MX-5 consists of the following components:-

  • BBR stainless steel 4 into 1 exhaust manifold
  • BBR StarChip ECU remap and ProEcu hardware/software bundle

Whilst developing our MX5 'Super 180' package it instantly became clear that changes to the standard manifold back exhaust system made no appreciable gain in power with the standard manifold in place. The standard MX5 manifold is by far the most restrictive part and most detrimental to power in the entire standard exhaust system. It is only when the standard manifold is changed that further power gains can be achieved by replacing the standard manifold back system.

Specifically developed for clients seeking a budget MX5 conversion, the BBR 'Super 180' upgrade can easily later be upgraded to our full 'Super 185' package. Back to back dyno testing with the standard 158bhp 2.0i Mazda MX-5 shows that the BBR 'Super 180' gains a considerable 24bhp, taking peak power to a maximum of 182.6bhp at 7100 rpm. BBR has placed great emphasis on extracting more torque from the MX-5's 16-valve powerplant to ensure that driveability and throttle response are superior to the standard car. The 'Super 180' equipped 2.0i MX-5 produces an impressive 24 Nm (18 lb.ft) more than the original, with peak torque of 159.6lb.ft arriving at just 4250rpm, some 750rpm lower than the stock car just like our full 'Super 185' conversion!



BBR will refund £100.00 should customers elect to return the ProEcu hardware unit in good unmarked condition once BBR's StarChip has been installed.