It’s official: the Mazda 3 won’t get a powerful petrol engine in Europe

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The Mazda 3 range will be expanded overseas by a powerful turbo gasoline with an automatic and an ATV. But now the flame of hope for Europeans has definitely gone out.

Today, Mazda had a North American presence officially introduce the Mazda 3 with a powerful turbo gasoline. However, the premiere took place a few days earlier, when the video with the novelty was first published by the Mexican representation.

Overseas, Mazda will equip its “three” with a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder Skyactiv-G with 167 kW (227 hp) and 420 newton meters of torque. The engine is combined exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. This is, in fact, the most powerful version of the Mazda 3, because it is innovative technology Skyactiv-X offers “only” 132 kW.

It was clear that the path of such an aggregate under the hoods of European cars would be very thorny due to emission limits. Nevertheless, the arrival of a powerful turbo gasoline has not yet been officially ruled out. But now it is definitely clear that Europeans must get a taste.

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“Mazda has no plans to introduce this variant of the Mazda 3 in Europe. The variant with the most powerful engine thus remains the Skyactiv-X, which with its parameters fits perfectly into customer requirements in terms of tax, in terms of emission regulations and CO2 emissions, “ explains Markéta Kuklová from the Czech representation of the brand.

A strong novelty will go on sale in Mexico on July 20 this year, and for the model year 2021, the engine is also expected to be used in the sedan body. The turboboline on the local market is characterized by a wide range of standard equipment, which includes, for example, 18 ”alloy wheels, LED headlights, a Bose audio system with 12 speakers and an electric panoramic roof.

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“The Mazda 3 will arrive in the US with a new engine in the second half of 2020. It is not an MPS (Mazda Performance Series) model, it only uses an engine already available in the US on the Mazda 6 and CX-5,” adds Kuklová to the latest addition to the family of the Japanese carmaker.

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