Archive for April, 2016

Mazda’s Racing Team Plans to Use a Prototype Engine

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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The new MZ-2.0L Turbocharged engine (gasoline-fueled) will power the Mazda Prototype race team’s cars this time, in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Mazda has been developing the engine for the past 4 years. So far, it has completed around four-thousand test miles. MZ in the engine name stands for Mazda. The new engine has been built upon the base of the MZR-R engine which was made by Mazda, along with AER in the year 2006, for sports racing cars.

MZ-2.0L T-Engine has four inline cylinders. It has the capacity to generate 570 horsepower. Maximum RPM is 9000. The fuelrail pressure is greater than 1500 psi. The turbocharger consists of a single Garrett Motorsports unit. The exhaust manifold is a 4-2-1 tubular manifold. The oiling system features a bespoke dry sump system. MZ has a ECU too.

John Doonan, the director of Mazda Motorsports (North America), said that they were able to get a lot of data/information from 3 seasons of racing in a stock-block diesel engine. The knowledge gained will be used in the production of the future Mazda’s diesel engines.

The driver of the Mazda Prototype team, Jonathan Bomarito, said that the engine’s incredibly drivable. The power is provided smoothly in every gear via the RPM range.

The chief engineer of the Mazda Prototype team, Marcus Shen, said that the new engine has definitely improved all the aspects of the overall performance of the car.

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Mazda3 is Officially the “Best Compact” Car of the Year

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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Good Housekeeping, in collaboration with Car and Driver, has picked the 2016 Mazda3 (Grand Touring) as the ‘Best Compact’ car, for the year 2016. Mazda3 impressed the panel with its style, performance, and family-friendliness. Good Housekeeping is a women’s magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation. Car and Driver is an American automotive enthusiast magazine. The preliminary list included forty-one vehicles across 4 categories, Crossover, Eco, Sedan, and Compact. The Good Housekeeping engineers tested these vehicles for safety features, and performance. The family friendliness, infotainment systems, practicality, storage, design, and the price were also considered for picking the top vehicle.

What set the Mazda3 apart from its competition was its stylish design and the signature Mazda Connect system. According to Robert Davis, senior Vice President of US Operations, MNAO (Mazda North American Operations), the KODO design, and the SkyActiv technologies impressed the judges. He said the company is proud to receive the award. Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver also considered the reliability and the safety of the car while picking it as the winner. The Mazda3 was also awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). The car has a 5-star rating in overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well.

The Mazda3 is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its class. It is offered with either a SkyActiv-G 2.5L engine or a SkyActiv-G 2.0L engine. Both automatic and manual transmissions (6-speed) are available.

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See What Goes into the Painting of your Next Mazda

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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The unique painting technologies of Mazda can reduce VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and CO2 emissions that usually occur during the painting process, significantly.

Aqua-tech Painting process

This is one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly paint systems that is automated. It reduces the VOC emissions by 78% compared to Mazda’s previous oil-based paint system. It does not increase the energy consumption as well. The technology behind Aqua-tech painting system can be categorized into two:

  • A new paint for consolidating the process of painting.
  • New technologies to save energy by increasing the paint process efficiency.

Mazda developed two new top coat paints for the Aqua-tech Paint system, a urethane clear coat, and a water-based color basecoat. The properties of these highly functional top coat paints enable Mazda to consolidate the various processes of the coating as well. The entire process results in reduced energy consumption and low VOC and CO2 emissions. These paints are very durable and reliable and provide the necessary gloss and smoothness for the overall look of the car.

Mazda achieved improved energy saving by air-conditioning the paint booth. It helps to control the maximum absorption volume of water vapor constantly. The system achieves this by monitoring the external temperatures and making the required adjustments.

3-Layer Wet Paint process

The system applies all the 3 layers, the primer, the base, and the clear top coat, while still wet, and then just does a single dying process to finish. This process helps Mazda to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% and VOC emissions by 45% compared to the traditional painting process.

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