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Modified MazdaSpeed 3 Hatchback (2nd generation) aka Mazda 3 MPS

MazdaSpeed 3 Hatchback (2nd generation) was launched in 2010. Also called Mazda 3 MPS  (Mazda Performance Series) in Australia.

The 2nd generation of MazdaSpeed 3 still retains the MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo engine (same with MazdaSpeed 3 1st generation).

Engine – MZR 2.3 liter (all-aluminium engine block with iron cylinder liners), Inline 4 Turbo.

Engine Power and Torque comparison across the different region for Mazdaspeed 3 (2nd generation) –

Japan – 264 PS (194 kW; 260 hp)@5500, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@3000

US – 267 PS (196 kW; 263 hp)@5500, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@3000

Canada – 267 PS (196 kW; 263 hp)@5500, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@3000

Australia – 259 PS (190 kW; 255 hp)@5500, 380 N·m (280 lb·ft)@3000

Transmission – 6-speed manual (automatic has not been offered)

Modified Mazdaspeed 3 MPS Turbo with front bonnet's air scoop, custom vinyl, Konig 18 inch wheels Milligram matte black with machined undercut running on Dunlop SP Sport 2050 Ultra High Performance Summer tires 225/40/R18 88Y

Modified Mazdaspeed 3 MPS Turbo with front bonnet’s air scoop, custom vinyl, Konig 18 inch wheels Milligram matte black with machined undercut running on Dunlop SP Sport 2050 Ultra High Performance Summer tires 225/40/R18 88Y. Read the rest of this entry »

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MazdaSpeed 3 / MazdaSpeed Axela

MazdaSpeed 3 (North America) or Mazdaspeed Axela (Japan) is a sport compact hatchback first introduced by Mazdaspeed on 2007, it’s an upgraded version of Mazda 3 in terms of style, handling and performance.

Mazdaspeed is a subsidiary of Mazda’s organization which specialize in tuning Mazda’s street car which cater for amateur and professional racing team.

Mazda 3 / Axela is using Ford’s global C1 platform, which was developed by Volvo and is used by Ford Focus 2007 and Volvo C30, S40.

Engine (s) – 2.3 liter turbocharged DISI MZR engine (same as Mazda 6 MPS / MazdaSpeed 6)

Output – 263hp (191kW) and 280 ft lbs (380 N.m)

Petrol – 91 octane gasoline ((R+M)/2)

Layout – Front wheels

Transmission – 6 speed manual

Wheels – 18″inch

Tyres – 215/40/R18 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

0 – 60 mph (unofficial) – 5.7 seconds

Limited slip differential (LSD) , ABS, traction control and Dynamic Stability Control come as a standard package (not found in Mazda 3).

Modified Mazdaspeed 3

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