Originally Posted by Hoovey2411
Rendering of MS3
Damn that's HOT
Now, I know some people may want an automatic for the MS3 MPS..................but if Mazda doesn't come out with one, then that's fine with me.
I would personally be alright with driving this Mazda Speed 3 MPS with a SKYACTIV-MT stickshift.
Originally Posted by spwolf
2.5l or 2.2 diesel in this car should be cool... are you sure about 2.2 diesel? as europe only gets 1.6l...
From what I've read so far:
-Japan and Europe will also get a 1.5 liter Petrol/Gasoline engine (for base model)
-Japan gets a Petrol-Hybrid (which is surprising............because Mazda themselves stated that they wouldn't delve into hybrid cars)
In our case, I expect that for the Philippine market, there will be a 1.6 liter gasoline/petrol and 2.0 liter Petrol/Gasoline. If ever the 2.5 liter engine comes here, then it may arrive as a Sports version.
Not sure if we're getting the Mazda 3 MPS (or Mazdaspeed 3) locally though =(
Nevertheless, DIESEL ENGINES are currently out of the question here in the Philippines.
Mazda said that their 2.2 liter diesel engine WILL NOT WORK ON EURO-2 DIESEL FUEL (minimum requirement is EURO-IV). This however is not the fault of Mazda.........but of the Philippine government. Hence, since Euro 4 regulations will not be signed into Philippine law until year 2016, then it simply means that no Mazda 3 will get a diesel engine here..............unless maybe only after the Euro 4 law has been signed into effect in our country.
What's wrong with the power trains? US version gets 2.0 155hp base, 2.5 184hp, future 2.2 diesel and possible MS3 powertrain. Sounds like a good mix. Not to mention the base engine puts out more hp than Civic, Corolla ect. None of those have even optional larger engines. What needs work in your opinion?
Personally I'm not that critical or strict regarding this aspect
But for some people, they felt that the Mazda 2.0 SKYACTIV liter wasn't as strong or had a strong presence of power compared to other 2.0 liter engines in its vehicle class.
Ask anyone who's test driven the CX-5 with the 2.0 liter engine and they might say that it lacks a bit of oomph. Some went as far to label it as anemic
Hence, it was a blessing when the 2.5 liter engine was released for the CX5 (over there in America and in Australia..............as well as in the Philippines under the name CX5 SPORT AWD).