First official data of the Skyactiv-X engine that the Mazda3 will soon release

Mazda 2.0 Skyactiv-X Engine

Mazda is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine, a propellant that boasts a little-known technique in the automotive world. In addition, following the company's strategy, it maintains a relatively high displacement (2.0 liters). But its most striking feature is the Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) technology.

It is the first series production gasoline engine to use this technology. Mazda comments that it offers the best of a conventional gasoline engine in terms of cleanliness and elasticity, but also brings together the advantages of high efficiency and good response at low revs of a diesel. Also, thanks to the mild hybridization at 24 volts will enjoy the Eco label of the DGT. we tell you all your data performance in detail.

Among the most notable data of this Skyactiv-X engine we find that it cubes 1.998 cc and that his compression ratio is 16,3:1. That compression ratio is very high for a gasoline engine, a characteristic that allows it to have a compression ignition instead of using the spark of a spark plug. In this case, the spark plug causes a spark to control the burning of the mixture.

will arrive at Mazda3 in autumn.

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If we talk about performance, the Hiroshima firm has already announced that the 2.0-liter Mazda Skyactiv-X engine produces a maximum power of 180 CV to 6.000 rpm, developing a maximum torque of 224 Nm at 3.000 rpm. This last data, that of the engine torque, improves considerably compared to the 122 hp Skyactiv-G. It does not do it in number, but it does in the rotation regime, since the less powerful engine gives 213 Nm at 4.000 laps.

Comment the brand that manages to reduce consumption by 30% compared to the current 2.5 Skyactiv-G. And it is that the new homologated engine 5,4 l/100 km combined consumption in WLTP cycle. In addition, it makes it clear to us that this engine will be available in the five-door Mazda3 in manual and automatic versions, as well as front-wheel drive and in the 4 × 4 called i-Active; offering also in the Mazda 3 Sedan with manual and automatic gearbox, but always in front-wheel drive.

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Test Mazda3 gasoline Skyactiv-G 122 hp and diesel Skyactiv-D 116 hp

I admit that the new Mazda3 left me with very good feelings when I tried it at the international presentation, but the taste in my mouth was that the 122 hp engine was just right for this model. I hope to be able to test it soon with the new 180 hp Skyactiv-X, a propellant that will also be offered in the nearby SUV. Mazda CX-30.


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