2010 Mazdaspeed3 MPS review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 6 March 2009 , 15:03:57 byDan

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Mazdaspeed3 MPS

Japanese carmaker Mazda developed the next generation Mazda 3 MPS, one of the most powerful front-wheel drive compact cars in the world and revealed it in Geneva at the Motor Show. Under the hood it hides an updated MZR 2.3-liter DISI turbo petrol engine, increased body shell rigidity and an evolved suspension. The model was developed according to the long terms vision for technology development of the company. All these mean the new model has an optimized power delivery, uses less fuel and has clearer emissions in comparison to the previous Mazda 3 MPS model. In terms of exterior design, at the front, the model features a new air intake for the intercooler introduced to the center of the bonnet of the model. The front fender and front bumper found underneath are exclusive to the MPS. The front grille and lower bumper sections share the same black metallic paint finish. These are framed by cylindrical bi-xenon headlamps and round fog lamps. If we look at it from the rear we can see a large floating rear spoiler that balances out the tight look. The model has an exterior design that continues the top aerodynamic performance of the current model. In the end, the engineers have obtained aerodynamic performance that provides stability and easy control when travelling straight, changing lanes, or overtaking other vehicles at high speeds. To transfer all the output to the road, the engineers have used all new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels designed exclusively for the Mazda 3 MPS. The dashboard is designed to offer a roomy feel at the front. Inside we will find semi-bucket front seats for a great fit and thigh support. The upholstery features an exclusive black base color with a red graphic design and red stitching. The model employs three highly rigid steering gear mount bushings instead of the two used on the previous model.