Although the engine 2.2 SKYACTIV-D 150 HP is a propeller excellent, with a consumption very reasonable, does not conform to the needs of all customers in the compact segment. Mazda needed a diesel engine Euro 6, and had already finished the agreement with PSA-Ford, and out came the 1.5 SKYACTIV-D, already released in the Mazda2 and CX-3.
105 BHP of power and 270 Nm of maximum torque, available between 1,600 and 2,500 RPM. With six-speed manual transmission accelerates to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and approvals 3.8 l/100 km of diesel fuel. With the automatic transmission both measurements worsen slightly, for the losses of the torque converter.
Knowing the Spanish market, and although it has not yet been defined, the prices, surely the 1.5 SKYACTIV-D will be available with two bodywork (sedan and five-door) and with all levels of equipment. The majority of the demand of the segment corresponds to diesel 120 HP or less, now Mazda is back to play in that league.
engine 1.5 SKYACTIV-D has four cylinders, is not downsizing end, and has a compression ratio rather low for a “tanker”, 14,8:1. According to Mazda, the engine has a more complete combustion and emits less gaseous pollutants. That last one, as always, we’ll have to catch it with tweezers.