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.

Latest News