Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mazda2 Gets New 1.4-liter Turbo Diesel Engine

Along with the introduction of a three-door version, the Japanese carmaker is enhancing its European Mazda2 lineup with the availability of a 1.4-liter common-rail turbo diesel engine across the range. Engineered specifically for the European market, it produces 68 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at a low 2,000 rpm. The result is an ultra low average fuel consumption of just 4.3 litres / 100 km or 54.7 MPG (combined)

Moreover, the Mazda2 1.4 turbo diesel produces 114 g/km of CO2, which is the lowest CO2 value ever achieved by a Mazda production car sold in Europe. As with the rest of the range, the turbo diesel version comes equipped with Mazda’s five-speed manual transmission with gear ratios that are between 3 to 10 percent higher than the previous five-speed, contributing to lower fuel consumption.

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