Mazda 3 MPS / Mazdaspeed 3 (BL)

Description

The second generation Mazda 3 MPS / Mazdaspeed 3 (BL) was launched in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show as a successor to the BK model.

Under the bonnet, the updated MZR 2.3L DISI Turbo, produced 191 kW/260 hp at 5,500 rpm and the same torque of 380 Nm at 3,000 rpm. Pairing direct-injection with a turbocharger allows the engine to achieve 6,1 sec for the 0-100km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Other changes included an optimised gear ratio, a stiffer body, a suspension system with greater damping strength, Mazda’s electro-hydraulic power assisted steering (EHPAS), as well as specially tuned brakes. The coil spring rates for both the MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension are modified exclusively for the MPS.  Also, the Dunlop 225/40R18 tyres are wider than on the previous model. Large diameter 320 mm ventilated disc brakes in the front and 280 mm solid discs in the rear combined with electronic brake assist that replaced the previous mechanical system, and four-wheel ABS and DSC.

The design theme for the all-new Mazda 3 called on the development team to evolve the model’s visual identity to create a sportier, more aggressive appearance. A functional air intake for the intercooler is introduced to the centre of the bonnet. The car features wider front fenders, sporty front bumper with large intakes, unique front grille design and 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels . At the back there is a more prominent rear spoiler, LED tail lamps and large rear bumper. Finally, 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels designed exclusively for the Mazda 3 MPS. Inside the differences include a sporty instrument cluster with a turbo boost gauge, semi-bucket seats and sporty details on the steering wheel.

 

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Additional information

Model

Mazda 3 MPS / Mazdaspeed 3 (BL)

Production

2009-2013

Segment

C

Doors

5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

2261 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

260

Power (kw)

191

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

380

Torque (@rpm)

@3000 rpm

0-100km/h

6,1

Top Speed (km/h)

250 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

9,6

CO2 (g/km)

224 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1385 kg

Length

4505 mm

Width

1770 mm

Height

1460 mm

Wheelbase

2640 mm

Front Track

1535 mm

Rear Track

1520 mm

Boot Space

300

Tire Size

215/45 R18

Front Brakes

320 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

280 mm Discs