Mazda 3 Second generation
|Also called||Mazda3 All New|
|Assembly||Rayong, Thailand (AAT) (Start on February 2011) Kulim, Malaysia Tehran, Iran Hofu, Japan Bogotá, Colombia Pretoria, South Africa Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Platform||Mazda BL platform|
|Engine||1.6 L I4 petrol 1.6 L I4 diesel 2.0 L I4 petrol 2.0 L I4 diesel 2.2 L I4 diesel 2.5 L I4 petrol|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic 5-speed automatic 5-speed manual 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,639 mm (103.9 in)|
|Length||Sedan: 4,595 mm (180.9 in) Hatchback: 4,506 mm (177.4 in)|
|Width||1,755 mm (69.1 in)|
|Height||Sedan: 1,471 mm (57.9 in) Hatchback: 1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Related||Mazda Premacy/Mazda5 Ford Focus Volvo C30 Volvo S40/Volvo V50|
Cabin & Luggage
|Luggage Capacity||300 litres|
|Unbraked Towing Weight||600kg|
|Braked Towing Weight||1500kg|
The C1 architecture, a collaboration of Ford, Mazda, and Volvo, from the previous generation is carried over. The new model is marginally wider, longer and lighter than the previous generation Mazda3. The 2.3L engine was replaced with a 2.5L engine that produces 167 bhp (125 kW; 169 PS) and 167 lb·ft (226 N·m) of torque. In other markets, more engines are offered including a new 2.2L turbodiesel engine.
2.2d (185bhp) Performance
|Top Speed||132 mph|
|0-60 mph||7.9 secs|
|Torque||400 Nm, 295 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||149 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||605 miles|
Mazda unveiled the 2010 Mazda3 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19, 2008. The new Mazda3 is slightly larger than the older Mazda3 and is available in "i" and "s" versions. The "i" is powered by a 148 horsepower (110 kW) 2.0L engine while the "s" is powered by a 167 horsepower (125 kW) 2.5L engine adapted from the Mazda6. Both engines are also available in PZEV versions, the 2.0L producing 144 hp (107 kW) and the 2.5L producing 165 hp (123 kW).
2.0 Sport (i-Stop) Petrol Performance
|Top Speed||128 mph|
|0-60 mph||10.1 secs|
|Torque||191 Nm, 141 ft-lb|
|CO2 Emissions||159 g/km|
|Euro Emissions Standard||5|
|Miles Per Tank||496 miles|
The 3s Grand Touring model adds leather seats, power driver's seat with memory, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, and steerable active bi-xenon headlights as standard equipment.The hatchback was unveiled a few weeks after the sedan at the Bologna Motor Show.
The European model includes the i-stop feature for the 2.0L DISI engine with an estimated increase fuel economy in city cycle by roughly 12%. This feature stops the engine each time the car comes to a complete stop, it quickly starts up again without the need of a starter when the vehicle proceeds.
Full details and images of the high-powered Mazdaspeed3 (aka Mazda3 MPS) were released at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. Like the previous generation, the Mazda3 hatchback variant has been selected as the basis for the 2nd generation Mazdaspeed3.
Changes occurred to the features and options of the Mazda3 midway through 2010. Features such as side mirrors with integrated turn signals, footwell lighting, and power seat memory functions were removed.
|Fuel Capacity||55 litres|