Mazda finally revealed the next-gen Mazda3 Sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2008. New Mazda3 retains a like affect as the modern mold, the Japanese automaker refreshed the purpose by adding styling elements from its latest models and especially from the Mazda6 and the RX-8. The outcome is a more aggressively styled sedan that won’t go by unnoticed.
The North American spec will be free primarily with two naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder engines. The doorway-balanced “Mazda3 i” is powered the same 2.0-liter engine as before that develops 148HP at 6500 rpm and 135 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. The more sturdy “Mazda3 s” replaces the earlier 156HP 2.3-liter element with the better 2.5-liter engine from the 2009 Mazda6. It cranks out 167HP at 6000 rpm and 168 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
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A five-momentum handbook transmission is norm in the “Mazda3 i,”while the “Mazda3 s” is equipped with a six-momentum detach-swing transmission. A five-momentum electronically controlled Sport-AT mandatory transmission is open in both models – the outgoing Mazda3 2.3 was fitted with a 4-tempo vehicle.
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The Japanese automaker said that the “Mazda3 i” with its 2.0-liter engine achieves 25 mpg in city powerful with the handbook transmission and 24 mpg with the certain. The highway mileage with the 2.0-liter engine is 33 mpg with each transmission. The “Mazda3 s” is rated at 20 mpg in all conditions (avg). Equipping with the six-rapidity physical transmission, its city rating is 21 mpg, rising to 22 mpg with the 5-hurry sure. The highway rating is 29 mpg with either transmission.
Inside, the family resemblance with other Mazda models is also evident with the Japanese harden supporting that the berth has been extra refined in label of property and materials. Among other features, the Mazda3 sports a three-beam steering wheel, a resonant instrument cluster and a Multi-Information Display system which is positioned high on the center portion of the dash providing navigation, audio, and stumble notebook information.
While Mazda has yet to reveal pricing or minutiae on the new 3’s utensils levels, the company did not that all versions will be fitted with six airbags and active skull restraints as standard.