Mazda will not be speculated to formally reveal the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo till tomorrow, July 8, however the carmaker’s native subsidiary in Mexico couldn’t wait any longer.
In an official video on its Youtube channel, Mazda de Mexico introduced the specification for the native market, together with the two.5-liter engine’s energy and torque figures. As everybody anticipated, the two.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline unit delivers the identical energy and torque as in the Mazda6: 227 HP and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm).
These figures are legitimate for the Mazda6 when fueled with 87 octane gasoline; on 93 octane, the utmost energy reaches 250 HP. Whether or not that’s the identical within the Mazda3 Turbo, stays to be seen. Whereas the automaker is not going to apply Mazdaspeed or MPS badges to the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo, its torque determine alone will surely make it worthy of the moniker.
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That’s as a result of this turbocharged hatchback truly has extra torque than correct sizzling hatches just like the Hyundai i30 N (260 lb-ft / 353 Nm) or Golf GTI Mk7.5 (273 lb-ft / 370 Nm). In actual fact, the Mazda3 Turbo will probably produce extra torque than Toyota’s upcoming GR Corolla, which is predicted to ship 265 lb-ft (360 Nm) from the identical 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine because the GR Yaris.
The 2021 Mazda3 Turbo will characteristic a Skyactiv-Drive six-speed automated transmission with paddle shifters and AWD as normal, which ought to make it fairly fast off the road. It is going to additionally make the Mazdaspeed 3’s persistent torque steer a factor of the previous.
In accordance with Mazda Mexico’s video, the Mazda3 Turbo will experience on blacked-out 18-inch alloys and have black mirror caps, and a black grille encompass. It is going to sit atop the 2021 Mazda3 lineup and provide normal options akin to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automated LED headlights, energy sunroof, rear parking sensors, backup digital camera, blind spot monitoring system, 12-speaker Bose audio system, and extra. Pre-orders in Mexico open on July 20.