Posts Tagged ‘Turbocharged engine’

Mazda Wants to Built Lighter Cars, not More Powerful Ones

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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The Mazda Miata is one of the lightest cars that is available in the automobile market today. Mazda is planning to make this 2,313-pound vehicle even lighter in the future. According to Dave Coleman, Lead Development Engineer at Mazda North America Operations R&D Center, Irvine, CA, their only focus as of now is making the Miata lighter, and not in making the car more powerful. Coleman says that a turbocharged engine does not fit in with the ethos of Miata. However, there is ample room to make the car lighter and improved. Making the Miata lighter is a long-term project and an objective that will be focused on to ensure optimal results that meet the expectations of Mazda drivers and enthusiasts. The company is hoping to find a technology that will allow them to successfully complete their project at a reasonable cost.

Last year, Mazda made it clear that they would not be making a more powerful Miata like the 2004-2005 turbocharged Mazdaspeed Miata. The company is focused on making a Miata that is lower powered, but no less fun to drive. According to the Project Manager for the MX-5, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, more power means bigger tires, bigger brakes, and increased car rigidity, which all results in a heavier car. It is not the direction that people want, so the company is not willing to take that step, rather, weight reduction will further assist in meeting in the middle for Mazda and its vehicle owners.

Experts agree that a lighter Miata would definitely be fun-to-drive.

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Mazda CX-9 SUV-Performance Features

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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The latest Mazda CX-9 is deemed to be a high performing crossover SUV. It comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.5 liter turbocharged engine which delivers 310 pound ft. of torque and 227 horsepower. It is accompanied by a six-speed automated transmission.

The estimated for EPA fuel economy are still not disclosed. However, according to the automotive company, the brand new powerful engine would be able to return nearly 20% more fuel economy as compared to the earlier V6 engine. All the trim levels (Touring, Grand Touring and Sport) have a standard front-wheel drive, but buyers can also opt for an all-wheel drive.

The new turbocharged engine fitted in the Mazda CX-9 is a big change in the SUV model. It is the first time that Mazda has used turbo-charging for its famous Skyactiv family of engines. For mitigating turbo lag and providing a strong response, the automotive company has also installed something known as the ‘Dynamic Pressure Turbo’. It receives air through two distinct paths. When the SUV is being driven at low speeds, a valve shuts down the bigger one, sending air via a narrower path to the engine turbine. This increases the pressure and enables faster spooling of the turbo. Above nearly 1700 rpm, the car’s engine can produce sufficient pressure so that the turbine spins and the valve gets opened.

The approximate fuel economy figures for the car (not yet released) are 29 highway/21 city for front-wheel drive. You can visit the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom to check out the latest Mazda vehicles.

 

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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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