Insight Into the Mazda 3 2.5L

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The 2015 Mazda 3 is a capable hatchback and has earned the reputation of being a solid rival to the Ford Focus. The car even received the 10Best award from Car and Driver magazine. So, what makes this machine special?

Before we get to the special bits, one of the things that we need to discuss is the price tag. If there is one thing that’s got the Mazda 3 some bad publicity, it’s the pricing. Many feel that $28, 385 is just too much for a car like this.

However, in actuality, the price is fine. In fact, testers say it’s a steal for what the Mazda 3 can do. Of course, some Mazda 3s are better than others. If you were to spend money on one, the Grand Touring trim would be the one to go for.

Why? Well, it’s got the bigger engine, a 2.5 liter in-line 4 that puts out 184 horses and 185 pound-feet of torque. Things get even better when you consider the various features such as adaptive headlights, blind-spot monitors, heads-up display, rearview camera, touchscreen navigation, rain sensing wipers, and 18-inch aluminum wheels etc.

There’s also an infotainment system that can be controlled through a knob located in the middle of the front seats. If that’s not enough, you can get the Appearance Package for $1750, which will bring in add-ons such as sporty rockers and fascias and a rear spoiler.

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Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part III

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Mazda engineers incorporated a variable valve lift mechanism into the exhaust valve control, and for variable injection patterns, they used multi-hole piezo injectors. This enabled the engine to warm up more quickly during a cold start because the system channeled the hot exhaust gases immediately back  into the cylinders. The low compression ratio of the SkyActiv-D engine enabled the Mazda engineers to make it lighter since the block had to cope with lesser physical stress. The pistons in the engine alone are 25% lighter. Also, Mazda claims an improved 20% fuel economy rate.

Mazda has employed twin sequential turbochargers for its 2.2L SkyActiv-D engine to boost the outputs. The result, 172 hp and 309 ft lb. In this setup, what essentially happens is that the turbo that is smaller helps to provide a faster response at low engine speeds, and at higher revs, the bigger unit will kick in to provide that intense boosting required.

According to the media, who were given a ‘teaser trailer’ ahead of the Mazda 6 and CX-5 launch last week in Malaysia, the CX-5, at idle, is anything but the petrol variant that has that mellow idle tone and the subdued manner while idle. However, once the acceleration is given a chance, the CX-5 reveals the full extent of the diesel innovations of Mazda. At 2000 rpm, 309 ft lb comes full circle. The CX-5 starts to accelerate harder from 3500 rpm. The shifting, both up and down, is smooth, and decisive.

Read more about Mazda’s clean diesel technology in ‘Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part IV’.

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Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part II

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Considering on a global basis, the SkyActiv-D turbodiesel engine from Mazda is not new. It already enjoys an eco-car tax rebate in Japan. It also complies with the Euro 6 emission standards without requiring NOx after treatment systems that are costly.

While developing the SkyActiv-D engine, the Mazda engineers meticulously researched, examined, and re-examined every aspects and details of the engine, for the purpose of maximizing the efficiency of the engine while eliminating the traditional issues and problems associated with the design. Thus, keeping in line with the SkyActiv philosophy, Mazda successfully designed its highly efficient SkyActiv-D engine, which is, in all its entirety, unlike any other diesel engine in the current market.

The 14.0 compression ratio of the SkyActiv-D engine is something that it shares with its counterpart petrol engine. This is a notable detail since it is a first in the history of powertrain engineering. Usually, a diesel engine will have high compression ratios. This will prevent the engine from misfiring during a cold start’s warm-up phase. The problem with this approach is that it will result in excessive pressure and temperature within the combustion chamber, resulting in the formation of soot and nitrogen oxides, as well as causing an incomplete combustion. The only possible way to counter this is to delay the ignition process, however, this seriously impacts the fuel economy. Mazda engineers refused to bow down to the compromise, they kept on looking for a solution, and finally found it by thinking out of the ‘copybook’. They further refined the precision in control of the exhaust and injection valve timing.

Read more about Mazda’s clean diesel technology in ‘Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part III’.

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Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part I

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New generation turbodiesel engines are often praised as feasible alternatives to hybrids as a source of clean energy. There is indeed a lot to like, and accept, in a diesel engine’s inherent abilities to deliver a far superior acceleration than a petrol equivalent while consuming only less fuel. Mazda currently have a long line of both diesel and petrol-fuelled 4-cylinder engines integrated with the company’s SkyActiv technologies that are widely acclaimed for their ability to provide superior fuel economy in a wide range of conditions, in the real world. A good percentage of Mazda’s passenger car line-up in the market are equipped with its new generation SkyActiv technologies-integrated petrol engines. The company has always been a little cautious in releasing its passenger cars fitted with their diesel engines. However, for the past couple of years, Mazda has been conducting trials in the real world with demo units fitted with their SkyActiv technologies-integrated diesel engines. Now it looks like the company is confident enough about their diesel engines. This year, Mazda is expected to launch at least 4 diesel-powered models, the CX-3, CX-5, Mazda 2, and Mazda 6. The Mazda 6 and CX-5 will be powered by a 2.2L SkyActiv-D diesel engine, and the Mazda 2 and CX-3 will be powered by a 1.5L SkyActiv-D diesel engine.

Last week, in Malaysia, Mazda launched the Mazda 6 and CX-5, and thus started its much-anticipated diesel offensive. The 2.2L SkyActiv-D diesel engine has the capacity to deliver 172 HP @ 4500 rpm and 309 ft lb @ 2000 rpm. The CX-5 was assembled at Mazda’s Malaysian assembly facilities, and the Mazda 6, at Japan.

Read more about Mazda’s clean diesel technology in ‘Mazda’s Revolutionary Approach to Clean Diesel Technology – Part II’.

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