Future Mazda3 MPS – Diesel Engine?
A Japanese official said recently that the automaker does not exclude the option of a future diesel generation Mazda3 MPS. The unit is expected to deliver over 190 HP.
With the increasing number of hot-hatch’s are out of production due to strict pollution standards, automakers seeking alternatives for the future. While some look with confidence to hybrid solutions, others are satisfied with the benefits they can offer a diesel.
Is the case of the Japanese from Mazda, which do not exclude the future possibility of developing a diesel version of the Mazda3 compact performance. A final alternative diesel would replace the current Mazda3 MPS, Renault Megane RS and Volkswagen Golf R rival.
Information was extracted from the speech of a Mazda official, recently argued in a technology forum. Robert Davis, vice president of Mazda’s development of the United States, said the young audience has a negative perception of diesel hatch performance. This variant of propulsion to be seen as able to provide a large torque, but also a considerable fuel savings.
Davis hinted that a possible transition from the current version to a diesel fuel would inevitably lead to a compromise in performance. “To create a worthy competitor in this segment diesel SKY, 2.2-liter diesel engine will need more than 190 HP to provide figures worthy of segment-sized hot-hatch, “ said Davis.