2012 Mazda3 & Mazdaspeed3

Discussion in 'International Automotive Scene' started by Codename.47, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    The 2012 Mazda3 is the first in North America that received SKYACTIV technologies, which include fuel-saving SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine, SKYACTIV-MT 6-Spd MT and SKYACTIV-Drive 6-Spd AT. Also for 2012, the Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 exterior and interior have been refined to improve sporty driving dynamics and comfortable cabin space.

    The 2012 Mazda3 i Touring and Grand Touring models are powered by the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine, which generates 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (5% improvement over 2011 MY) and 148 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm (10% improvement over 2011 MY). When equipped with the SKYACTIV-MT 6-Spd AT, the 2012 Mazda3 sedan achieve a fuel economy rating of 40 mpg on the highway, an approximately 21% improvement over the MZR 2.0-liter engine on the previous model year. When equipped with the SKYACTIV-MT 6-Spd MT, the sedan has fuel economy rating of 27 city/39 highway mpg.

    The 2012 Mazda3 s Touring and Grand Touring are powered by the MZR 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 167 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 168 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The MZR 2.5-liter engine achieves fuel economy rating of 20 city/28 highway with a manual transmission and 22 city/29 highway with the automatic.

    The 2012 Mazdaspeed3 is powered by a 2.3-liter Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which produces 263 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 280 lb-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. The Mazdaspeed3 has fuel economy rating of 18 city/25 highway mpg.

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