Mazda's engine innovation | New Release - Car News Jun 2019


14:17 Thursday 06 Jun 2019

Mazda are to introduce an ultra-efficient, innovative new petrol engine.

Called the Skyactiv-X, the 178bhp 2.0-litre power plant will make its UK debut later this year in the all-new Mazda3.

In a world first for a commercial petrol engine, it will use both spark ignition and compression ignition thanks to Mazda’s own Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition system.  The technology combines the performance traditionally associated with a spark ignition petrol, with the responsiveness and pulling power of a compression ignition diesel.

Also featuring a 24v mild-hybrid system which uses regenerative braking, the new engine will be capable of up to 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions from just 96g/km.

When launched, the Mazda3 Skyactiv-X will be available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed transmissions, and with the option of Mazda i-Activ all-wheel-drive on hatchback models.


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