Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine

Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine

The facelifted Demio, which is also known as the Mazda 2 in international markets is going to integrate soon a Skyactiv-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine, thus enriching the new generation of powertrains developed by Mazda under the Skyactiv name. One of Mazda's aims is to increase its global fleet fuel efficiency by 30 percent by 2015 via its Skyactiv technologies. The event will take place in Japan this summer with Mazda unveiling this new engine at Tokyo's Automotive Engineering Exposition on May 18-20. Delivering 84HP at 5,400 rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm, the 1.3-liter engine incorporates a record high compression ratio of 14.0:1, while in the Demio, it will be able to return an incredible average fuel consumption of 3.33 lt/100 km or 70.6 mpg, as Japanese norms inform. This low fuel consumption is possible due to Mazda's new i-stop system together with the continuously variable transmission, the CVT, thus the system itself reaching an 8 percent drop in fuel consumption. The new engine features many new technologies and the Japanese car manufacturer announced that it had applied for over 130 patents as related to the engine. Among the new technologes, it is important to mention the dual sequential valve timing system, the lightweight and highly rigid aluminum alloy engine block, the compact combustion chambers featuring a longer stroke for better efficiency as well as the multi-hole injectors that enable precise fuel injection control.


Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image
Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image
Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image Mazda debuts 1.3-liter Skyactive gasoline engine image