Diesel

Euro-Spec Mazda3 Gets Revised Diesel Variant

Mazda has some great news for European customers. It has updated the 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine in the Mazda3 hatchback and sedan models. What's more is that this change makes it Euro-5 compliant, more powerful, and even more economical. The diesel engine is mated for the first time to a six-speed manual transmission. This diesel engine can produce up to 115 horsepower, that's five extra horses, and it also delieves 30 more nm of torque.

Engineers achieved this by using a new common-rail fuel injector system, with piezo injectors, and a variable-geometry turbocharger. This was able to increase the torque to 199 lb-ft! The extra boost doesn't translate into better acceleration figures, but the Mazda3 is a spunky one. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 11 seconds, and its top speed is 116 mph. There are still no pricing or extra details other than the fact that it's not coming to America.

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