Tuning

Mazda3 MPS by MR Car Design

Japanese hot-hatch gets some German tuning.

Erftstadt-based tuner MR Car Design has put a new spin on the Mazdaspeed3. Branded MPS (Mazda Performance Series) in Europe, the front-drive hot-hatch has been augmented with more power, new wheels and a racing-inspired received a substantial upgrade in power along with some new wheels and racing-inspired decals. Marcel Reil's crew has upgraded the 2.3-liter engine with a turbocharger and new hoses, Forge intercooler and new exhaust system. The German outfit says that output has increased from 260 horsepower to an impressive 310 horses.

In terms of style, a new black wrap with a red checkered pattern on the rear adds aggression to the Japanese hatchback, as do a set of 19-inch Qxigin wheels hooked up to a KW coilover suspension. MR Car Design hasn't released pricing for the added aesthetics, only specifying that the engine upgrades run €699.

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