In the C-segment of compact engines the diesel are the most popular. Typically, although all the models offer alternative and more powerful, diesel of around 1.6-liter and 115 horses of power are the most in demand. In the case of the Mazda 3, the japanese brand off the hook from the competition by offering only a diesel engine of 2.2 liters and 150 horses, most of which many customers want and need.
And we say that is off the hook because Mazda has announced the arrival of the diesel engine 1.5 Skyactiv-D 105 horses power to the range of the Mazda 3, both in bodies sedan and as a hatchback. With this new engine, the Mazda 3 diesel will be able to lower its price to reach a wider audience and be able to compete more directly with their opponents, which are not few.
engine 1.5 Skyactiv-D will be offered in the Mazda 3 with a manual gearbox six-speed automatic the same number of relations. The brand has released some very interesting data for this engine of 105 HP and 270 Nm of torque. Is able to complete the 0-100 in 11 seconds and reach a top speed of 187 km/h, although the most interesting is the low average consumption of 3.8 litres to the 100 and low emissions of C=2 of 99 grams per kilometre.
One of the facts that even missing know is the price. Obviously, it would be more economical than the 2.2 diesel 150 hp, but it will be this difference, that could be from the environment of 1,500 euros, which will ensure the success of the new mechanics. Currently the minimum amount to pay for a Mazda 3 diesel is of 24,100 euros, for a Mazda 3 hatchback 2.2 150 HP with manual transmission and finished Style. The new engine will also be offered from the finish, more basic, Press, lowering the price further still.
Source – Mazda
From 17.750 euro