New Mazda3 with a revolutionary SkyActiv-X engine meets all expectationsJuly 22, 2019
Journalists of the British edition have checked the updated hatchback / sedan of the Mazda3 2020 model year, equipped with the new SkyActiv-X family of engines. The results impressed them.
The latest technological achievement of the Japanese brand Mazda is the engine of the SkyActiv-X family. This is essentially a gasoline engine that can boast all the advantages of a “diesel engine” – it provides additional torque at low revs and is more environmentally friendly and economical.
The version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit of the new SkyActiv-X family for European countries produces 180 hp. power and 224 Nm of torque – we are talking about the updated Mazda3. On average, fuel consumption is 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers in the UK, and CO2 emissions are 96 grams per kilometer.
These numbers were measured according to the WLTP (Worldwide Environmental and Fuel Efficiency Assessment of Vehicles) procedure and depend on transmission and wheel size.
The engine of the SkyActiv-X family, which is installed in both the Mazda3 2020 model year and the sedan, can be completed with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.
It is known that Mazda will also offer SkyActiv-X in the United States, only in a slightly different way. Instead of a geometric compression ratio of 16: 1 in the engine version for the European market, 15: 1 will be applied. Thus, the engine can work normally with low octane gasoline in the US market. The compression ratio is the ratio of the total volume of the cylinder to the volume of the combustion chamber.
According to journalists who have already been fortunate enough to take a ride on the new Mazda3 with the SkyActiv-X engine, you feel the engine like a very quiet diesel, which at the same time is more responsive to the gas pedal than you expect. The nature of the gasoline engine is also present.
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