Friday, September 11, 2009



  • Design based on the all-new MAZDA3 5-Door, evolved for a sportier, more aggressive appearance
  • New air intake to optimize intercooler efficiency
  • Front fender and front bumper designs exclusive to MAZDASPEED
  • The front grille and lower bumper sections share the same black metallic paint finish
  • Wedge-shaped, curving character lines on the side panels and side under spoiler for a lower-looking center of gravity
  • New, large floating rear spoiler
  • New 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with the same three-dimensional design theme as the Mazda RX-8 R3 wheels


  • Driver-oriented dashboard design gives a roomy, wrap-around, sporty feel
  • New tachometer with red MAZDASPEED logo
  • New LED turbo boost gauge between the driver meters
  • Semi-bucket front seats with superior fit
  • Seat upholstery in black base color with a red graphic design and red stitching
  • Black interior color with an organic red graphic design throughout the cabin and red stitching for the steering wheel, shift boot, door trim, center console


  • Acclaimed MZR 2.3L DISI Turbo producing high power of 263 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, and 280 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 rpm
  • In-cylinder cooling effect from direct injection realizes ca. 10 percent more torque compared to conventional-intake turbo engines
  • Top speed of 155 mph
  • The world’s first single-nanotechnology catalytic converter helps to reduce the amount of precious metals needed
  • Advanced boost pressure control suppresses sudden torque peaks for linear torque development
  • Left and right drive shafts optimized to minimize torque steer
  • Torque-sensing conical limited-slip differential (LSD) standard
  • Specially-designed, 6-speed manual transmission with wider gear ratio than before
  • Triple-cone synchronizers for first, second and third gears and a double-cone synchronizer for fourth gear for optimized gearshift operation
  • Low-viscosity transmission fluid reduces shift effort when the engine is cold

Chassis & Safety

  • Special reinforcements inside the front cowl member gussets and a large tunnel member for increased body stiffness
  • Modified coil spring rates for MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension
  • Larger diameter stabilizers with longer mount spans achieve greater roll linearity
  • Special dampers with increased damping strength contribute to higher roll stiffness
  • Now three highly rigid steering gear mount bushings instead of two used on the previous model for improved response to steering wheel action
  • New wider Dunlop 18-inch tires with improved grip, more rigid sidewalls and damping strength for more direct steering feel and a stronger one-with-the-car feel
  • Electro-hydraulic power assisted steering (EHPAS)
  • Large diameter 12.6-inch ventilated front disc brakes and 11-inch rear solid discs, 8+9-inch tandem brake booster and 1-inch large diameter master cylinder for powerful and stable braking
  • Newly-introduced electronic brake assist added to four-wheel ABS and DSC as standard equipment
-Source: Mazda Media

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