Turbo Mazda 3 outputs: 170kW / 420Nm hatch confirmed

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Figures have been revealed for the planned Mazda 3 turbo hatch, but they suggest that the car could still be better suited for everyday commuting than the race track.

Mazda has confirmed the engine releases of its new Mazda 3 turbocharged hatch after weeks of speculation on the model – but its future in Australia remains uncertain.Confirmed in a video published by Mazda Mexico, the force-fed Mazda3 will use a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 227 hp (170kW) and 310 feet / lb (420Nm) thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

These figures correspond to the 2.5-liter turbo unit used in the CX-9, CX-5 and Mazda 6 delivered to Australia, but details of the new model remain to be revealed. Mazda Australia said CarAdvice today that although he wants to bring the model here, there is still no update regarding delivery to Australia.

Given the relatively high torque / horsepower ratio of the hotter Mazda 3, it is likely that the model was developed with daily driving as a goal, rather than absolute performance.

In comparison, the Volkswagen Golf R with all-wheel drive and turbocharged product 213kW and 380Nm.

Mazda previously teased the turbo model with the slogan “Power Comes to Those Who Wait”, announcing an official global revelation for July 8.

The details revealed in the Mazda Mexico video suggest that the turbocharged Mazda 3 will not offer any styling improvements, very much like the G25 Astina already sold in Australia (photo above).

And, as is the case with CX-5 and Mazda 6, the turbo engine option will be reserved for high-end models.

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