New generation of “Hot” hatchback Mazda3 will get a four-wheel drive

May 25, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Hot hatch Mazda3 MPS new generation, which premiered in 2016 is scheduled for the first time in the history of the “charged” line automaker get AWD system. It is assumed that all-wheel drive hot hatch will not only get better the dynamics of acceleration, but also stand out among the major competitors. Say, “charged” hatchback Opel Astra OPC with a 280-hp engine – front-wheel drive.

Mazda3 front photo

Mazda3 front photo


From a technical point of view, the introduction of all-wheel drive does not require a significant investment, because the basis of the new Mazda3 MPS will be based on the same platform, which is based on the CX-5 crossover. Mazda designers looked at the possibility of installing a novelty outside SkyActiv-G engine with recoil 200 hp However, with all the advantages of this family of engines in the “hot” segment that will be enough. So the choice was turbocharged engine 300 hp with a cylinder capacity of 2.5 liters. As before, as only the transmission is a manual transmission used.

Mazda3 side Pic

Mazda3 side Pic

By the way, modern Mazda3 MPS is also equipped with a turbocharged engine – it is 2.3-liter MZR DISI Turbo with 260 hp maximum impact and limiting traction force of 380 Nm. According to some estimates, is also considered the feasibility of developing diesel version Mazda3 MPS as a competitor Volkswagen Golf GTD. However this information is not officially confirmed yet.

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