- For North America, the CX-3 will use the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine which delivers linear, powerful driving performance and excellent real-world fuel economy.
- The CX-3 features an automatic transmission as standard equipment on all trim levels. The SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission achieves excellent fuel economy, a direct feel similar to that of a manual transmission, and smooth and powerful acceleration.
- The new-generation AWD system employing an active torque control coupling first used on the Mazda CX-5 is available to achieve excellent drivability and vehicle stability. It employs a world’s first* front wheel slip warning detection system, which employs sensor signals to accurately monitor the driver’s intentions and constantly changing driving conditions. In addition, the CX-3 uses a newly developed power take-off and rear differential that is compact and light in weight.
wow great information.This is also the same 2.0L engine in the all-new Mazda 3, specifications on it in the Mazda 3 sedan are as follows. Expect them to be close to this in the Mazda CX-3:
*155*hp SKYACTIV*G 2.0L 4*cylinder engine with a choice of SKYACTIV*MT 6*speed manual or SKYACTIV*Drive 6*speed automatic transmission (i models)
- * 29/40 mpg (SKYACTIV*G 2.0L MT)
- * 30/40 mpg (SKYACTIV*G 2.0L AT)
- 155 hp @ 6000 rpm
- 150 lb*ft @ 4000 rpm
- Redline: 6800 rpm
- Displacement: 1998
- Manual Transmission: SKYACTIV*MT 6*speed overdrive
- Automatic Transmisson: SKYACTIV*Drive 6*speed electronically controlled automatic with manual*shift mode
Hopefully they have optimized the engine to get good power in those lower RPM areas. It would be pretty stupid if they made it get max power once it was at the top end of the RPM meter. Most people will be driving this car in city traffic I would say.What I will be interested in seeing is what it's power band is like with a base line dyno run, just to see what sort of power it will be making within the RPM ranges we're likely to frequent: regular city stop & go driving, overtaking/passing vehicles, etc
Most small displacement I4's make their power at the top of the Rev band, its the nature of inline 4's...Hopefully they have optimized the engine to get good power in those lower RPM areas. It would be pretty stupid if they made it get max power once it was at the top end of the RPM meter. Most people will be driving this car in city traffic I would say.
We will probably have to wait a while before we get a dyno chart for the CX-3 though.